Chem. Commun.

Single-molecule electrical studies on a 7 nm long molecular wire

G.J. Ashwell, B. Urasinska, C. Wang, M.R. Bryce, I. Grace and C.J. Lambert

A self-assembled aryleneŠethynylene molecular wire with a rigid 7 nm long backbone exhibits symmetrical currentŠvoltage (IŠV) characteristics and a single-molecule current of 0.35 ± 0.05 nA at 0.3 V; these data are supported by theoretical calculations.