Tags: molecular electronics

Description

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.

Online Presentations (61-80 of 114)

  1. Nanotechnology: Silicon Technology, Bio-molecules and Quantum Computing

    13 May 2005 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Karl Hess

    Nanotechnology: Silicon Technology, Bio-molecules and Quantum Computing

    http://nanohub.org/resources/387

  2. Moore's Law Forever?

    13 Jul 2005 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark Lundstrom

    This talk covers the big technological changes in the 20th and 21st century that were correctly predicted by Gordon Moore in 1965. Moore's Law states that the number of transistors on a silicon...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/188

  3. Nanodevices: A Bottom-up View

    13 Jun 2005 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Supriyo Datta

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

    http://nanohub.org/resources/385

  4. Nanoelectronics: The New Frontier?

    18 Apr 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 of only 50 nm, and...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/185

  5. CMOS Nanotechnology

    07 Jul 2004 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark Lundstrom

    In non-specialist language, this talk introduces CMOS technology used for modern electronics. Beginning with an explanation of "CMOS," the speaker relates basic system considerations of transistor...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/166

  6. ECE 453 Lecture 1: Energy Level Diagram

    27 Aug 2004 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Supriyo Datta

    Reference Chapter 1.1

    http://nanohub.org/resources/573

  7. ECE 453 Lecture 2: What Makes Electrons Flow?

    27 Aug 2004 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Supriyo Datta

    Reference Chapter 1.2

    http://nanohub.org/resources/574

  8. ECE 453 Lecture 3: Quantum of Conductance

    27 Aug 2004 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Supriyo Datta

    Reference Chapters 1.3, 111

    http://nanohub.org/resources/575

  9. ECE 453 Lecture 4: Charging Effects 1

    29 Aug 2004 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Supriyo Datta

    Reference Chapter 1.4

    http://nanohub.org/resources/576

  10. ECE 453 Lecture 5: Charging Effects 2

    01 Sep 2004 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Supriyo Datta

    Reference Chapters 1.2 & 1.4

    http://nanohub.org/resources/577

  11. ECE 453 Lecture 6: Charging Effect, Towards Ohm's Law

    03 Sep 2004 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Supriyo Datta

    Reference Chapters 1.4, 1.5 & 1.6

    http://nanohub.org/resources/578

  12. ECE 453 Lecture 7: Hydrogen Atom

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

    Reference Chapter 2.1

    http://nanohub.org/resources/579

  13. ECE 453 Lecture 8: Schrödinger Equation 1

    13 Sep 2004 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Supriyo Datta

    Reference Chapter 2.1

    http://nanohub.org/resources/597

  14. ECE 453 Lecture 9: Schrödinger Equation 2

    15 Sep 2004 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Supriyo Datta

    Reference Chapter 2.1

    http://nanohub.org/resources/598

  15. ECE 453 Lecture 10: Finite Difference Method 1

    17 Sep 2004 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Supriyo Datta

    Reference Chapter 2.2

    http://nanohub.org/resources/599

  16. ECE 453 Lecture 11: Finite Difference Method 2

    20 Sep 2004 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Supriyo Datta

    Reference Chapter 2.2

    http://nanohub.org/resources/600

  17. ECE 453 Lecture 12: Separation of Variables

    20 Sep 2004 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Supriyo Datta

    Reference Chapters 2.2 & 2.3

    http://nanohub.org/resources/601

  18. ECE 453 Lecture 13: Atomic Energy Levels

    24 Sep 2004 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Supriyo Datta

    Reference Chapters 2.2 & 2.3

    http://nanohub.org/resources/602

  19. ECE 453 Lecture 14: Covalent Bonds

    27 Sep 2004 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Supriyo Datta

    Reference Chapter 3.3

    http://nanohub.org/resources/603

  20. ECE 453 Lecture 15a: Basis Functions 1

    29 Sep 2004 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Supriyo Datta

    This lecture is available only in video format.

    http://nanohub.org/resources/605