Low-symmetry distortions in Extended Metal Atom Chains (EMACs): Origins and consequences for electron transport

Georgiev, V.P. , Mohan, P.J., DeBrincat, D. and McGrady, J.E. (2013) Low-symmetry distortions in Extended Metal Atom Chains (EMACs): Origins and consequences for electron transport. Coordination Chemistry Reviews, 257(1), pp. 290-298. (doi: 10.1016/j.ccr.2012.05.025)

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Abstract

The extended metal atoms chains (EMACs) constitute a diverse group of molecules differing in both length and identity of the constituent metal ions. They therefore present important challenges to our understanding of metal–metal bonding and its relationship to structural, magnetic and electron transport properties. In this review we summarise our current understanding of the origins of low-symmetry distortions in these chains and their impact on current flow through the molecule. We conclude that structure, magnetochemistry and resistance are all intimately related through a shared dependence on the energies and orientations of the frontier orbitals.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:McGrady, Prof John and Georgiev, Dr Vihar
Authors: Georgiev, V.P., Mohan, P.J., DeBrincat, D., and McGrady, J.E.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Chemistry
College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering
Journal Name:Coordination Chemistry Reviews
ISSN:0010-8545

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