An electrically active bistable polyrotaxane


An electrically active bistable polyrotaxane previously studied in the lab. The positively charged blue ring can be made to move right or left into two stable states, encircling either the red or green moiety, under an applied field. Conduction along the molecule backbone is different in the two states, enabling a programmable element.

An electrically active bistable polyrotaxane previously studied in the lab. The positively charged blue ring can be made to move right or left into two stable states, encircling either the red or green moiety, under an applied field. Conduction along the molecule backbone is different in the two states, enabling a programmable element.  More »