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Bottom-up prepared carbon nanostructures appear as promising platforms for future carbon-based nanoelectronics due to their atomically precise and versatile structure. An important breakthrough is the recent preparation of nanoporous graphene (NPG) as an ordered covalent array of graphene nanoribbons (GNRs). Within NPG, the GNRs may be thought of as 1D electronic nanochannels through which electrons preferentially move, highlighting NPG’s potential for carbon nanocircuitry. However, the π-conjugated bonds bridging the GNRs give rise to electronic crosstalk between the individual 1D channels, leading to spatially dispersing electronic currents. Here, we propose a chemical design of the bridges resulting in destructive quantum interference, which blocks the crosstalk between GNRs in NPG, electronically isolating them. Our multiscale calculations reveal that injected currents can remain confined …
American Chemical Society
Publication date: 
25 Jul 2019

Gaetano Calogero, Isaac Alcón, Nick Papior, Antti-Pekka Jauho, Mads Brandbyge

Biblio References: 
Volume: 141 Issue: 33 Pages: 13081-13088
Journal of the American Chemical Society