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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.

Learn more about molecular electronics from the resources on this site, listed below. More information on Molecular electronics can be found here.

Resources (101-120 of 146)

  1. ECE 453 Lecture 40: Summary

    10 Dec 2004 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Supriyo Datta

    http://nanohub.org/resources/757

  2. ECE 453 Lecture 20: Reciprocal Lattice

    18 Oct 2004 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Supriyo Datta

    Reference Chapter 5.2

    http://nanohub.org/resources/766

  3. Measuring Molecular Conductance: A Review of Experimental Approaches

    09 Jul 2003 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Ron Reifenberger

    Measuring Molecular Conductance: A Review of Experimental Approaches

    http://nanohub.org/resources/143

  4. Electrical Resistance: An Atomistic View

    09 Jul 2003 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Supriyo Datta

    Electrical Resistance: An Atomistic View

    http://nanohub.org/resources/144

  5. Chemistry of Molecular Monolayers

    09 Jul 2003 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): David Allara

    Chemistry of Molecular Monolayers

    http://nanohub.org/resources/145

  6. Huckel-IV on the nanoHub

    09 Jul 2003 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Magnus Paulsson, Ferdows Zahid, Supriyo Datta

    Huckel-IV on the nanoHub

    http://nanohub.org/resources/422

  7. Understanding Molecular Conduction

    08 Jul 2004 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Supriyo Datta

    It is common to differentiate between two ways of building a nanodevice: a topdown approach where we start from something big and chisel out what we want and a bottom-up approach where we start...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/495

  8. Quantum Chemistry Part I

    08 Jul 2004 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark A. Ratner

    This tutorial will provide an overview of electronic structure calculations from a chemist's perspective. This will include a review of the basic electronic structure theories.

    http://nanohub.org/resources/496

  9. Probing Molecular Conduction with Scanning Probe Microscopy

    08 Jul 2004 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark Hersam

    This tutorial will provide an overview of scanning probe microscopy (SPM) and its application towards problems in molecular conduction. In an effort to communicate the power and limitations of...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/497

  10. A Personal Quest for Information

    19 Feb 2004 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Vwani P. Roychowdhury

    This talk will report results and conclusions from my personal investigations into several different disciplines, carried out with the unifying intent of uncovering some of the fundamental...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/155

  11. Molecular Electronics Pathway for Molecular Memory Devices

    06 Feb 2004 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Ranganathan Shashidhar

    We have been developing a scale molecular electronic device using a 30 nm sized plant virus particle as the scaffold. This talk describes the bioengineering aspects of how the virus particle is...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/153

  12. Macromolecular Simulation: A Computational Perspective

    16 Feb 2004 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Robert D. Skeel

    The study of cold atomic gases is exploding, driven largely by the rapid experimental developments. This field has become highly interdisciplinary, connecting a great variety of interesting...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/154

  13. Electronic Transport Through Self-Assembled Monolayers

    25 Feb 2004 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Takhee Lee

    Characterization of charge transport in molecular scale electronic devices has to date shown exquisite sensitivity to specifics of device fabrication and preparation. Thus, intrinsic molecular...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/156

  14. Contacting Molecules - Chemistry in Molecular Electronics

    12 Apr 2004 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Ilona Kretzschmar

    The study of the basic electron transport mechanism through molecular systems has been made accessible by fabrication techniques that create metallic contacts to a small number of organic...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/160

  15. Inelastic Effects in Molecular Conduction

    12 Apr 2004 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Abraham Nitzan

    Molecular electron transfer, as treated by the Marcus theory, strongly depends on nuclear motion as a way to achieve critical configurations in which charge rearrangement is possible. The electron...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/159

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