molecular electronics


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molecular electronics

A term referring to electronic devices that are based on components of individual molecules.
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One of the objectives in molecular electronics is to build linkers and channels that enable important charge transfer processes to take place across long distances between donor and acceptor sites.
These include molecular electronics where the nanotubes are used as both wiring and, with modification of the nanotube itself, electronic devices.
However, wiring them together and connecting them to larger devices remain "big issues to be solved in order to advance this field" of molecular electronics, Rosei says.
Nanoelectronics: NEMS/MEMS, Spintronics, Photonics, Nanofluidics, Molecular electronics, Organic electronics, Nanotechnologies to support the previous research areas.
Some specific subjects include peptide-based computation, molecular electronics and protein-based optical computing, and enzyme logic digital biosensors for biomedical applications.
the relationship between current and voltage and the origins of electrical resistance); the role of geometry, size, and microstructure in determining resistance at the nanoscale; techniques for probing the electrical properties of structures and devices at the nanoscale; heating and electromigration in nanowires; and the emerging field of molecular electronics.
Moving up the length scale, Antonella Badia, MCIC, is focused on ultrathin organic films of self-assembled alkyl-thiol monolayers or phase-separated lipid mono- and bilayers and seeks to achieve complex lateral structure on surfaces that can serve as nanoscale templates for molecular electronics and biosensors.
Since magnetic components are essential for today's computer memory, this work could impact future applications of DNA-based structures in computers created with molecular electronics.
The fabrication of this nanotube transistor represents "a new, important step towards molecular electronics," Dekker says.
A distinct class of compounds obtainable by our methodology will set the stage to access completely unexplored heterocyclic p-systems being of interest for material science and molecular electronics.
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