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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.
Quantum Chemistry Part II
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22 Nov 2005 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): George C. Schatz
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
Field Regulation of Single Molecule Conductivity by a Charged Atom
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15 Nov 2005 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Robert Wolkow
A new concept for a single molecule transistor is demonstrated. A single chargeable atom adjacent to a molecule shifts molecular energy levels into alignment with electrode levels, thereby gating...
An Electrical Engineering Perspective on Molecular Electronics
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26 Oct 2005 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark Lundstrom
After forty years of advances in integrated circuit technology, microelectronics is undergoing a transformation to nanoelectronics. Modern day MOSFETs now have channel lengths that are less than...
Simple Theory of the Ballistic MOSFET
19 Oct 2005 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark Lundstrom
Silicon nanoelectronics has become silicon nanoelectronics, but we
still analyze, design, and think about MOSFETs in more or less in the
same way that we did 30 years ago. In this talk, I...
Semiconductor Interfaces at the Nanoscale
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13 Oct 2005 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): David Janes
The trend in downscaling of electronic devices and the need to add functionalities such as sensing and nonvolatile memory to existing circuitry dictate that new approaches be developed for device...
Einstein/Bohr Debate and Quantum Computing
13 Oct 2005 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Karl Hess
This presentation deals with the Einstein/Bohr Debate and Quantum Computing.
ECE 453 Lecture 31: Broadening
10 Oct 2005 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Supriyo Datta
Reference Chapter 8.1
ECE 453 Lecture 32: Broadening and Lifetime
ECE 453 Lecture 33: Local Density of States
Reference Chapter 8.2
ECE 453 Lecture 36: Coherent Transport
Reference Chapter 9.1
Towards Molecular Electronic Circuitry: Selective Deposition of Metals on Patterned ...
01 Sep 2005 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Amy Walker
We have developed a robust method by which to construct complex two- and three- dimensional structures based on controlling interfacial chemistry. This work has important applications in...
Top-Metal/Molecular Monolayer Interactions and Final Device Performance
01 Sep 2005 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Curt Richter
The top-metal/molecular-monolayer interface is of critical importance in the formation of molecular electronic (ME) devices and test structures. I will discuss two experimental studies of ME...
Organic Electronics Part II: Electric Field Modulation
01 Sep 2005 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Jiri Janata
A solid state platform has been designed and fabricated that allows characterization of candidate organic semiconductor materials used in organic field-effect transistors (OFET). A systematic...
Synthetic and Processing Strategies to New Molecular and Polymeric...
01 Sep 2005 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Antonio Facchetti, Tobin Marks
Recent achievements in the design and synthesis of new arene/heteroaromatic oligomers/molecules functionalized with a variety of phenacyl, alkylcarbonyl, and perfluoroalkylcarbonyl will be...
Probing Silicon-Based Molecular Electronics with Scanning Tunneling Microscopy
01 Sep 2005 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark Hersam
In recent years, substantial progress has occurred in the field of molecular electronics . In this paper, charge transport through molecule-semiconductor junctions is probed with ultra-high...
Electrical Conduction through dsDNA-Molecule with Nanoscale Break Junctions
01 Sep 2005 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Kyung J. Jeong, Ajit Mahapatro, Sugata Bhattacharya, Gil Lee, David Janes
Measuring the electrical conductivity through a specific strand of DNA is of great interest to the nano-science and engineering community. This work focuses on the electrical conduction through 15...
Basic Electronic Properties of DNA
01 Sep 2005 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): M. P. Anantram
Measurement of Single Molecule Conductance using STM-Based Break Junctions
01 Sep 2005 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Nongjian Tao
We have measured single molecule conductance using a combined STM- and conducting AFM-based break junction method. The method works in aqueous solutions, which is suitable for biologically...
DNA Charge Motion: Regimes and Behaviors
01 Sep 2005 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark A. Ratner
Because DNA is a quasi-one-dimensional species, and
because each base is a pi-type chromphore, it was long ago suggested that DNA could conduct electricity. This has become a widely...
Organic Electronics Part I: Chemical Modulation
Organic semiconductors (OS) have been in the center of attention in at least two areas: in chemical ,sensors and in molecular electronics. Although the chemistry and physics governing them is the...