Chiral control of current transfer in molecules.

Journal Article (Review;Journal Article)

Electron transmission through chiral molecules induced by circularly polarized light can be very different for mirror image structures. This behavior is described in terms of current transfer: the transfer of both charge and momentum. We review recent theoretical developments on the theory of current transfer and discuss related experimental studies of electron transmission through chiral molecular structures adsorbed on surfaces.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Ben-Moshe, V; Beratan, DN; Nitzan, A; Skourtis, SS

Published Date

  • January 2011

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 298 /

Start / End Page

  • 259 - 278

PubMed ID

  • 21321805

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1436-5049

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0340-1022

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/128_2010_101


  • eng