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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.
Electronics at Nano scale
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06 Apr 2007 | | Contributor(s):: Rakesh Kumar gupta
Current research on nanoelectronics is extremely diverse. Exiting technology of optical lithography used for the fabrication of electronics components,devices and systms already reached to their extreme limits. The devises with minimum feature dimensions less than 50nm and below this are almost...
Quantum Transport: Atom to Transistor - Questions & Answers
23 Mar 2005 | | Contributor(s):: Supriyo Datta
Welcome to the Question and Answer page for the online class Quantum Transport: Atom to Transistor.
2003 Molecular Conduction Workshop Agenda
09 Jul 2003 |
This workshop brought together leading groups in this field to discuss status and key challenges in molecular electronics. Both experimental and theoretical/modeling efforts were discussed.