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molecular electronics

A term referring to electronic devices that are based on components of individual molecules.
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Researchers at NIST have employed a combination of one-photon (He I resonance excitation) and two-photon photoelectron spectroscopy, using subpico-second Ti:sapphire laser-based excitation, to determine the electronic structure, including injection barriers to both occupied and unoccupied levels, of 4,4'-bis-(phenylethynyl)benzenethiol self-assembled mono-layers, a system that has become a benchmark for theoretical and experimental studies in the area of molecular electronics.
Direct attachment of organic molecules to the silicon surface is of increasing importance for emerging molecular electronics applications as devices incorporating molecules chemically bonded to silicon are amenable to integration with existing Si processing techniques.
Investigators have concluded that a young, up-and-coming physicist in fields ranging from molecular electronics to superconductivity repeatedly faked data and committed other types of scientific misconduct.
Many scientific advancements exceed the projections made just one year ago, in areas such as molecular electronics, guided self-assembly, medicine, and DNA processing.
The prize selection committee said the three had made a great contribution to humanity by producing plastics with as much conductivity as metals and opening up new prospects for developments in molecular electronics. Conductive polymers have been used in electronic parts owing to their pliability and lightness.
The co-founder and CTO of Molecular Electronics is Mark Reed, the author of the Science magazine article in November 1999, along with Rice University chemistry professor, James Tour, also co-founder of the company.
The Industry Nanobase at http://itri.loyola.edu/nanobase/ind.htm has links and outlines on molecular electronics firm California Molecular Electronics Corporation (CALMEC), IBM, Lucent, Nanogen, and other firms with real world applications.
These ultrafast mechanisms play important roles in the interaction of ionizing radiation with biologically-relevant molecules, In molecular electronics, And also in astrochemistry.
Among topics in the second volume, Electron Transfer and Applications, are photoinduced electron transfer between fullerenes and electron-donors through molecular bridges, electron donor-acceptor nanohybrids and their application to light-energy conservation, fullerenes for photoelectrochemical and photovoltaic devices, functionalized fullerene derivatives in organic molecular electronics, and thermal conductive materials based on carbon nanotubes and graphene nanosheets.
Molecular electronics; from principles to practice.
It is therefore fitting that this article be a testimony to his inspiring achievement, which laid the ground works of the field of molecular electronics.
The promise of molecular electronics continues to garner attention from research organizations.
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