We investigated the switching properties of cis-trans isomers of azobenzene for single molecule electronics. Although the cis-trans isomerization leads to structural changes within the molecule, the current flow is found to depend mainly on the relative position of the electrodes. The on/off ratio was determined to measure the performance of these isomers as switches. Different cis-trans isomers were studied to compare results.
Alem, Tinsae, "Cis-trans isomerism in single molecule electronic devices" (2021). Spring Showcase for Research and Creative Inquiry. 96.