Absirod-Information storage utilizing the bi-stable state of organic molecules has been a hot topic in molecular electronics, due to the promising future of single molecule devices. W e demonstrated in this paper nanometer-scale pattern generation on the self-assembled monolayer of lZ]rotaxane. The organic molecules are covalently bonded to the Au (111) surface of the substrate through the di-thiol groups at one end of the molecules. Electric bias was applied between the Au substrate and the conductive tip of…
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