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Single-wall-carbon-nanotube/single-carbon-chain molecular junctions
Leibniz-Institut für Festkörper- und Werkstoffforschung Dresden e. V., Dresden, Germany.
Max-Planck-Institut für Chemische Physik fester Stoffe, Dresden, Germany.
Leibniz-Institut für Festkörper- und Werkstoffforschung Dresden e. V., Dresden, Germany.
Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Surface Physics and Chemistry. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
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2010 (English)In: Physical Review B. Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, ISSN 1098-0121, E-ISSN 1550-235X, Vol. 81, no 8, 085439-1-085439-5 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Stable junctions between a single carbon chain and two single-wall carbon nanotubes were produced via coalescence of functionalized fullerenes filled into a single-wall carbon nanotube and directly imaged by in situ transmission electron microscopy. First principles quantum chemical calculations support the observed stability of such molecular junctions. They also show that short carbon chains bound to other carbon structures are cumulenes and stable semiconductors due to Peierls-like distortion. Junctions like this can be regarded as archetypical building blocks for all-carbon molecular electronics.

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2010. Vol. 81, no 8, 085439-1-085439-5 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-54497DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.81.085439ISI: 000275053300137OAI: diva2:304603

Original Publication: Felix Boerrnert, Carina Boerrnert, Sandeep Gorantla, Xianjie Liu, Alicja Bachmatiuk, Jan-Ole Joswig, Frank P Wagner, Franziska Schaeffel, Jamie H Warner, Ronny Schoenfelder, Bernd Rellinghaus, Thomas Gemming, Juergen Thomas, Martin Knupfer, Bernd Buechner and Mark H Ruemmeli, Single-wall-carbon-nanotube/single-carbon-chain molecular junctions, 2010, PHYSICAL REVIEW B, (81), 8, 085439. Copyright: American Physical Society

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