Quantum transport effects in nanosized graphite sheets

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Towards small switches: The relationship between molecular orbitals and the conductance of a molecular wire, composed of a nanosized graphite sheet and two gold chains, is described. Useful rules for effective quantum transport are given, and a new model for a molecular switch is proposed. As indicated in the cartoon, the zigzag edges help populate the HOMO and LUMO and thereby play an important role in conductivity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1035-1037
Number of pages3
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 16 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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