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Molecular seesaw: a three-way motion and motion-induced surface modification.
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PMID:  20804207     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
We introduce a three-way molecular motion which can be a suitable switching system in future molecule-based nanocircuits. A real-space investigation revealed that vinylferrocene adsorbs site-specifically on the Ge(100) surface and then shows a reversible tilting motion, similar to a seesaw. Unlike conventional molecular motions, it not only has three stable switching states at room temperature but also shows a motion-induced surface-structure modification, allowing surface-mediated signal transmission. Demonstrated STM-tip influence on the motion allows the feasibility of tip-induced manipulation.
Young Bin Kim; Soon Jung Jung; Young Hwan Min; Sehun Kim
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Chemical Society     Volume:  132     ISSN:  1520-5126     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Am. Chem. Soc.     Publication Date:  2010 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-15     Completed Date:  2011-01-04     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503056     Medline TA:  J Am Chem Soc     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  12782-3     Citation Subset:  -    
Molecular-Level Interface Research Center, Department of Chemistry, KAIST, Daejeon 305-701, Korea.
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