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Yale University

Molecular Transistor

Caption: Engineers adjusted the voltage applied via gold contacts to a benzene molecule, allowing them to raise and lower the molecule’s energy states and demonstrate that it could be used exactly like a traditional transistor at the molecular level.

Credit: Hyunwook Song and Takhee Lee

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