Nano-electronic switches: Light-induced switching of the conductance of molecular systems

Tibor Kudernac, Nathalie Katsonis, Wesley R. Browne, Ben L. Feringa
2009 Journal of Materials Chemistry  
This Highlight reviews recent advances in developing light-controlled molecular switches that can be of use for molecular and organic electronics. Scheme 1 Optical molecular switching: if the direction of switching is wavelength-dependent, then a system employing the molecule will be photoswitchable in a reversible manner.
doi:10.1039/b902009h fatcat:4rxsljaob5fojltzumhs77c5sy