A molecular rectifier comprised of a diamondoid molecule and an electron acceptor attached to the diamondoid molecule is now available. The electron acceptor is generally an electron accepting aromatic species covalently attached to the diamondoid. Hereby, the diamondoid molecule fulfills the role of an electron donor.<p> It has been discovered that rectification at the molecular level can be achieved by combining a diamondoid molecule with an electron acceptor ? most notably an aromatic one. Depending upon the particular combination of diamondoid molecule with electron acceptor, these molecules may act as rectifiers, resistors, p-n junctions, or a combination thereof.
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