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In 1959, physicist Richard Feynman presented an amazing talk entitled There's Plenty of Room at the Bottom, in which he proposed making very small circuits out of molecules. More than forty years later, people are starting to realize his vision. Thanks to Scanning Tunneling Microscope (STM) probes and "self-assembly" fabrication techniques, it is now possible to connect electrodes to a molecule and measure its conductance. In 2004, Mark Hersam et al. reported the first experimental measurement of a molecular resonant tunneling device on silicon. This new field of Molecular Electronics may someday provide the means to miniaturize circuits beyond the limits of silicon, keeping Moore's Law in force for many years to come.

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  1. PN Junction Theory and Modeling

    14 Sep 2005 | Learning Modules | Contributor(s): Dragica Vasileska

    This set of lecture notes is intended to help students learn the basics of PN junction theory and modeling.

  2. Introduction to Nanofluidics

    26 May 2005 | Learning Modules | Contributor(s): Susan Sinnott

    The purpose of this learning module is to introduce students to some fundamental concepts in Nanofluidics. The module includes a pretest (without keys), a presentation, reading materials on..., a resource for nanoscience and nanotechnology, is supported by the National Science Foundation and other funding agencies. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.