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Quantum Interference Enhanced Thermoelectricity

Deliverables

Project synopsis, logo, posters, flyers

Project synopsis, logo, poster, flyers will be produced and made available in the QuIET webpage.

Initial molecules

The first generation of molecules are synthesised and delivered to partners for screening.

Simulation of electrode and molecular phonons

Simulation of the interplay between electrode phonons and vibrational properties of molecules.

Selection of molecules

Selection of molecules based on screening measurements.

Hot-wire setup

Test of the hot wire setup for thermal conductance measurement.

Data Management Plan

An initial version of the Data Management Plan (DMP) will be established, describing how the experimental and theoretical data generated within the network will be handled, determining which data will be shared and made open, taking into account the IPR of the partners. This initial version will be updated as required during the course of the project.

Public QuIET webpage

Establishment of the QuIET website, a public internet site, containing a description of the project, the partners, relevant publications, press releases and will be regularly updated with descriptions of recent progress.

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Publications

Thermoelectric Properties of 2,7-Dipyridylfluorene Derivatives in Single-Molecule Junctions

Author(s): Gilles Yzambart, Laura Rincón-García, Alaa A. Al-Jobory, Ali K. Ismael, Gabino Rubio-Bollinger, Colin J. Lambert, Nicolás Agraït, Martin R. Bryce
Published in: The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, Issue 122 (48), 2018, Page(s) 27198–27204, ISSN 1932-7447
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b08488

MoS 2 nano flakes with self-adaptive contacts for efficient thermoelectric energy harvesting

Author(s): Qingqing Wu, Hatef Sadeghi, Colin J. Lambert
Published in: Nanoscale, Issue 10/16, 2018, Page(s) 7575-7580, ISSN 2040-3364
DOI: 10.1039/C8NR01635F

Conductance of ‘bare-bones’ tripodal molecular wires

Author(s): Ross J. Davidson, David C. Milan, Oday A. Al-Owaedi, Ali K. Ismael, Richard J. Nichols, Simon J. Higgins, Colin J. Lambert, Dmitry S. Yufit, Andrew Beeby
Published in: RSC Advances, Issue 8/42, 2018, Page(s) 23585-23590, ISSN 2046-2069
DOI: 10.1039/C8RA01257A

Quantum interference mediated vertical molecular tunneling transistors

Author(s): Chuancheng Jia, Marjan Famili, Marco Carlotti, Yuan Liu, Peiqi Wang, Iain M. Grace, Ziying Feng, Yiliu Wang, Zipeng Zhao, Mengning Ding, Xiang Xu, Chen Wang, Sung-Joon Lee, Yu Huang, Ryan C. Chiechi, Colin J. Lambert, Xiangfeng Duan
Published in: Science Advances, Issue 4/10, 2018, Page(s) eaat8237, ISSN 2375-2548
DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aat8237

Oscillating Seebeck coefficients in π-stacked molecular junctions

Author(s): Mohsin K. Al-Khaykanee, Ali K. Ismael, Iain Grace, Colin J. Lambert
Published in: RSC Advances, Issue 8/44, 2018, Page(s) 24711-24715, ISSN 2046-2069
DOI: 10.1039/C8RA04698K

Unconventional Single-Molecule Conductance Behavior for a New Heterocyclic Anchoring Group: Pyrazolyl

Author(s): I. Lucia Herrer, Ali K. Ismael, David C. Milán, Andrea Vezzoli, Santiago Martín, Alejandro González-Orive, Iain Grace, Colin Lambert, José L. Serrano, Richard J. Nichols, Pilar Cea
Published in: The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, Issue 9/18, 2018, Page(s) 5364-5372, ISSN 1948-7185
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.8b02051

Large Conductance Variations in a Mechanosensitive Single-Molecule Junction

Author(s): Davide Stefani, Kevin J. Weiland, Maxim Skripnik, Chunwei Hsu, Mickael L. Perrin, Marcel Mayor, Fabian Pauly, Herre S. J. van der Zant
Published in: Nano Letters, Issue 18/9, 2018, Page(s) 5981-5988, ISSN 1530-6984
DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.8b02810

Bias-Driven Conductance Increase with Length in Porphyrin Tapes

Author(s): Edmund Leary, Bart Limburg, Asma Alanazy, Sara Sangtarash, Iain Grace, Katsutoshi Swada, Louisa J. Esdaile, Mohammed Noori, M. Teresa González, Gabino Rubio-Bollinger, Hatef Sadeghi, Andrew Hodgson, Nicolás Agraı̈t, Simon J. Higgins, Colin J. Lambert, Harry L. Anderson, Richard J. Nichols
Published in: Journal of the American Chemical Society, Issue 140/40, 2018, Page(s) 12877-12883, ISSN 0002-7863
DOI: 10.1021/jacs.8b06338

Spin signatures in the electrical response of graphene nanogaps

Author(s): Víctor M. García-Suárez, Amador García-Fuente, Diego J. Carrascal, Enrique Burzurí, Max Koole, Herre S. J. van der Zant, Maria El Abbassi, Michel Calame, Jaime Ferrer
Published in: Nanoscale, Issue 10/38, 2018, Page(s) 18169-18177, ISSN 2040-3364
DOI: 10.1039/C8NR06123H

A reference-free clustering method for the analysis of molecular break-junction measurements

Author(s): Damien Cabosart, Maria El Abbassi, Davide Stefani, Riccardo Frisenda, Michel Calame, Herre S. J. van der Zant, Mickael L. Perrin
Published in: Applied Physics Letters, Issue 114/14, 2019, Page(s) 143102, ISSN 0003-6951
DOI: 10.1063/1.5089198

Efficient heating of single-molecule junctions for thermoelectric studies at cryogenic temperatures

Author(s): Pascal Gehring, Martijn van der Star, Charalambos Evangeli, Jennifer J. Le Roy, Lapo Bogani, Oleg V. Kolosov, Herre S. J. van der Zant
Published in: Applied Physics Letters, Issue 115/7, 2019, Page(s) 073103, ISSN 0003-6951
DOI: 10.1063/1.5118861

Single-molecule quantum-transport phenomena in break junctions

Author(s): Pascal Gehring, Jos M. Thijssen, Herre S. J. van der Zant
Published in: Nature Reviews Physics, Issue 1/6, 2019, Page(s) 381-396, ISSN 2522-5820
DOI: 10.1038/s42254-019-0055-1

Unravelling the conductance path through single-porphyrin junctions

Author(s): Maria El Abbassi, Patrick Zwick, Alfredo Rates, Davide Stefani, Alessandro Prescimone, Marcel Mayor, Herre S. J. van der Zant, Diana Dulić
Published in: Chemical Science, Issue 10/36, 2019, Page(s) 8299-8305, ISSN 2041-6520
DOI: 10.1039/c9sc02497b

Enhanced Separation Concept (ESC): Removing the Functional Subunit from the Electrode by Molecular Design

Author(s): Thomas Brandl, Maria El Abbassi, Davide Stefani, Riccardo Frisenda, Gero D. Harzmann, Herre S. J. van der Zant, Marcel Mayor
Published in: European Journal of Organic Chemistry, Issue 2019/31-32, 2019, Page(s) 5334-5343, ISSN 1434-193X
DOI: 10.1002/ejoc.201900432

Beyond Simple Substitution Patterns - Symmetrically Tetrasubstituted [2.2]Paracyclophanes as 3D Functional Materials

Author(s): Kevin J. Weiland, Almudena Gallego, Marcel Mayor
Published in: European Journal of Organic Chemistry, Issue 2019/20, 2019, Page(s) 3073-3085, ISSN 1434-193X
DOI: 10.1002/ejoc.201900061

Anti-resonance features of destructive quantum interference in single-molecule thiophene junctions achieved by electrochemical gating

Author(s): Jie Bai, Abdalghani Daaoub, Sara Sangtarash, Xiaohui Li, Yongxiang Tang, Qi Zou, Hatef Sadeghi, Shuai Liu, Xiaojuan Huang, Zhibing Tan, Junyang Liu, Yang Yang, Jia Shi, Gábor Mészáros, Wenbo Chen, Colin Lambert, Wenjing Hong
Published in: Nature Materials, Issue 18/4, 2019, Page(s) 364-369, ISSN 1476-1122
DOI: 10.1038/s41563-018-0265-4

Thermoelectric properties of oligoglycine molecular wires

Author(s): Songjun Hou, Qingqing Wu, Hatef Sadeghi, Colin J. Lambert
Published in: Nanoscale, Issue 11/8, 2019, Page(s) 3567-3573, ISSN 2040-3364
DOI: 10.1039/c8nr08878k

Magic Number Theory of Superconducting Proximity Effects and Wigner Delay Times in Graphene-Like Molecules

Author(s): P. Rakyta, A. Alanazy, A. Kormányos, Z. Tajkov, G. Kukucska, J. Koltai, S. Sangtarash, H. Sadeghi, J. Cserti, C. J. Lambert
Published in: The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, Issue 123/11, 2019, Page(s) 6812-6822, ISSN 1932-7447
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b11161

On the resilience of magic number theory for conductance ratios of aromatic molecules

Author(s): Lara Ulčakar, Tomaž Rejec, Jure Kokalj, Sara Sangtarash, Hatef Sadeghi, Anton Ramšak, John H. Jefferson, Colin J. Lambert
Published in: Scientific Reports, Issue 9/1, 2019, ISSN 2045-2322
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-019-39937-1

Single-molecule conductance oscillations in alkane rings

Author(s): Ali K. Ismael, Colin J. Lambert
Published in: Journal of Materials Chemistry C, Issue 7/22, 2019, Page(s) 6578-6581, ISSN 2050-7534
DOI: 10.1039/c8tc05565c

Atomically defined angstrom-scale all-carbon junctions

Author(s): Zhibing Tan, Dan Zhang, Han-Rui Tian, Qingqing Wu, Songjun Hou, Jiuchan Pi, Hatef Sadeghi, Zheng Tang, Yang Yang, Junyang Liu, Yuan-Zhi Tan, Zhao-Bin Chen, Jia Shi, Zongyuan Xiao, Colin Lambert, Su-Yuan Xie, Wenjing Hong
Published in: Nature Communications, Issue 10/1, 2019, ISSN 2041-1723
DOI: 10.1038/s41467-019-09793-8

Unusual Length Dependence of the Conductance in Cumulene Molecular Wires

Author(s): Wenjun Xu, Edmund Leary, Songjun Hou, Sara Sangtarash, M. Teresa González, Gabino Rubio-Bollinger, Qingqing Wu, Hatef Sadeghi, Lara Tejerina, Kirsten E. Christensen, Nicolás Agraït, Simon J. Higgins, Colin J. Lambert, Richard J. Nichols, Harry L. Anderson
Published in: Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Issue 58/25, 2019, Page(s) 8378-8382, ISSN 1433-7851
DOI: 10.1002/anie.201901228

Hemilabile Ligands as Mechanosensitive Electrode Contacts for Molecular Electronics

Author(s): Nicolò Ferri, Norah Algethami, Andrea Vezzoli, Sara Sangtarash, Maeve McLaughlin, Hatef Sadeghi, Colin J. Lambert, Richard J. Nichols, Simon J. Higgins
Published in: Angewandte Chemie, Issue 131/46, 2019, Page(s) 16736-16742, ISSN 0044-8249
DOI: 10.1002/ange.201906400

Cross-conjugation increases the conductance of meta -connected fluorenones

Author(s): Asma Alanazy, Edmund Leary, Takayuki Kobatake, Sara Sangtarash, M. Teresa González, Hua-Wei Jiang, Gabino Rubio Bollinger, Nicolás Agräit, Hatef Sadeghi, Iain Grace, Simon J. Higgins, Harry L. Anderson, Richard J. Nichols, Colin J. Lambert
Published in: Nanoscale, Issue 11/29, 2019, Page(s) 13720-13724, ISSN 2040-3364
DOI: 10.1039/c9nr01235d

Robust graphene-based molecular devices

Author(s): Maria El Abbassi, Sara Sangtarash, Xunshan Liu, Mickael Lucien Perrin, Oliver Braun, Colin Lambert, Herre Sjoerd Jan van der Zant, Shlomo Yitzchaik, Silvio Decurtins, Shi-Xia Liu, Hatef Sadeghi, Michel Calame
Published in: Nature Nanotechnology, Issue 14/10, 2019, Page(s) 957-961, ISSN 1748-3387
DOI: 10.1038/s41565-019-0533-8

Single-molecule level control of host-guest interactions in metallocycle-C60 complexes

Author(s): Jian-Hong Tang, Yueqi Li, Qingqing Wu, Zixiao Wang, Songjun Hou, Kun Tang, Yue Sun, Hui Wang, Heng Wang, Cheng Lu, Xiang Wang, Xiaopeng Li, Dong Wang, Jiannian Yao, Colin J. Lambert, Nongjian Tao, Yu-Wu Zhong, Peter J. Stang
Published in: Nature Communications, Issue 10/1, 2019, ISSN 2041-1723
DOI: 10.1038/s41467-019-12534-6

Thermal Transport through Single-Molecule Junctions

Author(s): Nico Mosso, Hatef Sadeghi, Andrea Gemma, Sara Sangtarash, Ute Drechsler, Colin Lambert, Bernd Gotsmann
Published in: Nano Letters, Issue 19/11, 2019, Page(s) 7614-7622, ISSN 1530-6984
DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.9b02089

Exploring antiaromaticity in single-molecule junctions formed from biphenylene derivatives

Author(s): Markus Gantenbein, Xiaohui Li, Sara Sangtarash, Jie Bai, Gunnar Olsen, Afaf Alqorashi, Wenjing Hong, Colin J. Lambert, Martin R. Bryce
Published in: Nanoscale, Issue 11/43, 2019, Page(s) 20659-20666, ISSN 2040-3364
DOI: 10.1039/c9nr05375a

Synthetic Control of Quantum Interference by Regulating Charge on a Single Atom in Heteroaromatic Molecular Junctions

Author(s): Saman Naghibi, Ali K. Ismael, Andrea Vezzoli, Mohsin K. Al-Khaykanee, Xijia Zheng, Iain M. Grace, Donald Bethell, Simon J. Higgins, Colin J. Lambert, Richard J. Nichols
Published in: The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, Issue 10/20, 2019, Page(s) 6419-6424, ISSN 1948-7185
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.9b02319

Single molecule vs . large area design of molecular electronic devices incorporating an efficient 2-aminepyridine double anchoring group

Author(s): L. Herrer, A. Ismael, S. Martín, D. C. Milan, J. L. Serrano, R. J. Nichols, C. Lambert, P. Cea
Published in: Nanoscale, Issue 11/34, 2019, Page(s) 15871-15880, ISSN 2040-3364
DOI: 10.1039/c9nr05662a

Self-Assembled Molecular-Electronic Films Controlled by Room Temperature Quantum Interference

Author(s): Marjan Famili, Chuancheng Jia, Xunshan Liu, Peiqi Wang, Iain M. Grace, Jian Guo, Yuan Liu, Ziying Feng, Yiliu Wang, Zipeng Zhao, Silvio Decurtins, Robert Häner, Yu Huang, Shi-Xia Liu, Colin J. Lambert, Xiangfeng Duan
Published in: Chem, Issue 5/2, 2019, Page(s) 474-484, ISSN 2451-9294
DOI: 10.1016/j.chempr.2018.12.008

Carbazole-Based Tetrapodal Anchor Groups for Gold Surfaces: Synthesis and Conductance Properties

Author(s): Luke J. O'Driscoll, Xintai Wang, Michael Jay, Andrei S. Batsanov, Hatef Sadeghi, Colin J. Lambert, Benjamin J. Robinson, Martin R. Bryce
Published in: Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Issue 59/2, 2020, Page(s) 882-889, ISSN 1433-7851
DOI: 10.1002/anie.201911652

A Universal Length-Dependent Vibrational Mode in Graphene Nanoribbons

Author(s): Jan Overbeck, Gabriela Borin Barin, Colin Daniels, Mickael L. Perrin, Oliver Braun, Qiang Sun, Rimah Darawish, Marta De Luca, Xiao-Ye Wang, Tim Dumslaff, Akimitsu Narita, Klaus Müllen, Pascal Ruffieux, Vincent Meunier, Roman Fasel, Michel Calame
Published in: ACS Nano, Issue 13/11, 2019, Page(s) 13083-13091, ISSN 1936-0851
DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.9b05817