Redox-gated electron transport in electrically wired ferrocene molecules

Xiaoyin Xiao, Daniel Brune, Jin He, Stuart Lindsay, Christopher B. Gorman, Nongjian Tao

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We have synthesized cysteamine-terminated ferrocene molecules and determined the dependence of the electron transport properties of the molecules on their redox states by measuring the current through the molecules as a function of the electrode potential. The current fluctuates over a large range, but its average value increases with the potential. We attribute the current fluctuation and its increase with the potential to the switching of the molecules from low-conductance reduced state to high-conductance oxidized state.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)138-143
Number of pages6
JournalChemical Physics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 11 2006


  • Conductance switch
  • Electron transport
  • Ferrocenes
  • Molecular electronics
  • Molecular wires
  • Redox molecules

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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