Nonlinear and Nonsymmetric Single-Molecule Electronic Properties Towards Molecular Information Processing

  • Takashi Tamaki
  • Takuji OgawaEmail author
Part of the Topics in Current Chemistry Collections book series (TCCC)


This review highlights molecular design for nonlinear and nonsymmetric single-molecule electronic properties such as rectification, negative differential resistance, and switching, which are important components of future single-molecule information processing devices. Perspectives on integrated “molecular circuits” are also provided. Nonlinear and nonsymmetric single-molecule electronics can be designed by utilizing (1) asymmetric molecular cores, (2) asymmetric anchoring groups, (3) an asymmetric junction environment, and (4) asymmetric electrode materials. This review mainly focuses on the design of molecular cores.


molecular electronics Molecular diode Negative differential resistance Molecular switch Molecular curcuit 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of ScienceOsaka UniversityToyonakaJapan

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