18 May, 2017

High conductance values in π-folded molecular junctions

Marco Carini, Marta P. Ruiz, Imanol Usabiaga, José A. Fernández, Emilio J. Cocinero, Manuel Melle-Franco, Ismael Diez-Perez & Aurelio Mateo-Alonso.

Nature Communications 2017, 8, 15195
doi:10.1038/ncomms15195

Full article: https://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms15195

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Folding processes play a crucial role in the development of function in biomacromolecules. Recreating this feature on synthetic systems would not only allow understanding and reproducing biological functions but also developing new functions. This has inspired the development of conformationally ordered synthetic oligomers known as foldamers.