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June 2015

Viable Single-Molecule Diodes


Scientific Achievement

Benefiting from the Molecular Foundry’s expertise in the theory of molecular scale transport, Foundry users have designed a new technique to create single-molecule diodes that perform 50 times better than all prior designs.

Significance and Impact

Individual molecules represent the gold standard for electronics miniaturization, which leads to improved performance, greater utility and lower costs.

Research Details


B. Capozzi, J. Xia, O. Adak, E. J. Dell, Z. F. Liu, J. C.Taylor, J. B. Neaton, L. M. Campos & L. Venkataraman. Nat Nanotechnol. 2015 10(6), 522.