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Title: Molecular diodes enabled by quantum interference

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Research Org.:
Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRC) (United States). Re-Defining Photovoltaic Efficiency Through Molecule Scale Control (RPEMSC)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
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DOE Contract Number:  
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Faraday Discussions
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 174; Related Information: RPEMSC partners with Columbia University (lead); Brookhaven National Laboratory; Purdue University; Journal ID: ISSN 1359-6640
Royal Society of Chemistry
Country of Publication:
United States
solar (photovoltaic), electrodes - solar, charge transport, materials and chemistry by design, optics, synthesis (novel materials)

Citation Formats

Batra, Arunabh, Meisner, Jeffrey S., Darancet, Pierre, Chen, Qishui, Steigerwald, Michael L., Nuckolls, Colin, and Venkataraman, Latha. Molecular diodes enabled by quantum interference. United States: N. p., 2014. Web. doi:10.1039/C4FD00093E.
Batra, Arunabh, Meisner, Jeffrey S., Darancet, Pierre, Chen, Qishui, Steigerwald, Michael L., Nuckolls, Colin, & Venkataraman, Latha. Molecular diodes enabled by quantum interference. United States. doi:10.1039/C4FD00093E.
Batra, Arunabh, Meisner, Jeffrey S., Darancet, Pierre, Chen, Qishui, Steigerwald, Michael L., Nuckolls, Colin, and Venkataraman, Latha. Wed . "Molecular diodes enabled by quantum interference". United States. doi:10.1039/C4FD00093E.
title = {Molecular diodes enabled by quantum interference},
author = {Batra, Arunabh and Meisner, Jeffrey S. and Darancet, Pierre and Chen, Qishui and Steigerwald, Michael L. and Nuckolls, Colin and Venkataraman, Latha},
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doi = {10.1039/C4FD00093E},
journal = {Faraday Discussions},
issn = {1359-6640},
number = ,
volume = 174,
place = {United States},
year = {2014},
month = {1}

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