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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.

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  1. MCW07 Silicon Based Nanopore Sensors for Detection of DNA Molecules

    11 Sep 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Samir Iqbal, Demir Akin, Rashid Bashir

    Solid-state nanopores have emerged as possible candidates for next-generation DNA sequencing devices. In this talk, we will review our recent work in development of solid-state nanopore channels...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/3079

  2. MCW07 Electronic Level Alignment at Metal-Molecule Contacts with a GW Approach

    05 Sep 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Jeffrey B. Neaton

    Most recent theoretical studies of electron transport in single-molecule junctions rely on a Landauer approach, simplified to treat electron-electron interactions at a mean-field level within...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/3094

  3. MCW07 Modeling Charging-based Switching in Molecular Transport Junctions

    23 Aug 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Sina Yeganeh, Misha Galperin, Mark A. Ratner

    We will discuss several proposed explanations for the switching and negative differential resistance behavior seen in some molecular junctions. It is shown that a proposed polaron model is...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/3076

  4. Amine Linked Single Molecule Circuits: Systematic Measurements & Understanding

    02 Jul 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark S Hybertsen

    Formation and function of well-defined linkages between organic molecules and metallic electrodes has been a key issue in the field of molecular electronics. We recently discovered that the...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/2894

  5. Orbital Mediated Tunneling in a New Unimolecular Rectifier

    25 May 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Robert Metzger, NCN SLC@Northwestern

    In 1997 we showed that hexadecylquinolinium tricyanoquinodimethanide is a unimolecular rectifier, by scanning tunneling microscopy and also as a Langmuir-Blodgett (LB) monolayer, sandwiched...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/2748

  6. BNC Annual Research Symposium: Nanoelectronics and Semiconductor Devices

    23 Apr 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): David Janes

    This presentation is part of a collection of presentations describing the projects, people, and capabilities enhanced by research performed in the Birck Center, and a look at plans for the...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/2632

  7. Electronics at Nano scale

    06 Apr 2007 | Presentation Materials | 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...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/2586

  8. CMOS-Nano Hybrid Technology: a nanoFPGA-related study

    04 Apr 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Wei Wang

    Dr. Wei Wang received his PhD degree in 2002 from Concordia University, Montreal, QC, Canada, in Electrical and Computer Engineering. From 2002 to 2004, he was an assistant professor in the...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/2567

  9. ECE 453 Lecture 15c: Basis Functions 3

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

    This lecture is available only in video format.

    http://nanohub.org/resources/604

  10. ECE 453 Lecture 15b: Basis Functions 2

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

    This lecture is available only in video format.

    http://nanohub.org/resources/606

  11. Surprises on the nanoscale: Plasmonic waves that travel backward and spin birefringence without magnetic fields

    08 Jan 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Daniel Neuhauser

    As nanonphotonics and nanoelectronics are pushed down towards the molecular scale, interesting effects emerge. We discuss how birefringence (different propagation of two polarizations) is...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/2256

  12. Nanoscale Thermodynamics

    13 Dec 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): John Enriquez

    This is the fifth contribution from the students in the University of Texas at El Paso Molecular Electronics course given in the fall of 2006. This introduces nanothermodynamics, the study of...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/2106

  13. Computational Chemistry: An Introduction to Molecular Dynamic Simulations

    08 Dec 2006 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Shalayna Lair

    This module gives a brief overview of computational chemistry, a branch of chemistry concerned with theoretically determining properties of molecules. The fundamentals of how to conduct a...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/2088

  14. Spectroscopic Ellipsometry

    12 Dec 2006 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Lynn Marie Santiago

    This is the fourth contribution from the students in the University of Texas at El Paso Molecular Electronics course given in the fall of 2006. This presentation is presented at the...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/2104

  15. Electrical Resistance: an Atomistic View

    26 Oct 2006 | Papers | Contributor(s): Supriyo Datta

    This tutorial article presents a “bottom-up” view of electrical resistance starting from something really small, like a molecule, and then discussing the issues that arise as we move to bigger...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/1919

  16. Molecular Workbench: An Interface to the Molecular World

    25 Jun 2006 | Downloads | Contributor(s): Charles Xie

    The Molecular Workbench software is a free, open-source modeling and authoring program specifically designed for use in science education. Powered by a set of real-time molecular simulation...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/1592

  17. Chemical Modification of GaAs with TAT Peptide and Alkylthiol Self-Assembled Monolayers

    03 Aug 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Hamsa Jaganathan

    The use of self-assembled monolayers (SAM) on semiconductors creates a basis for the design and creation of bioelectronics, such as biosensors. The interface between the surface and an organic...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/1670

  18. DNA Nanowires

    06 Aug 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Margarita Shalaev

    DNA is a relatively inexpensive and ubiquitous material that can be used as a scaffold for constructing nanowires. Our research focuses on the manufacturing of DNA-templated, magnetic nanowires....

    http://nanohub.org/resources/1679

  19. Surface Analysis of Organic Monlayers Using FTIR and XPS

    02 Aug 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Jamie Nipple, Michael Toole, David Janes

    Current research concerning self-assembled monolayers (SAM) focuses on the fabrication of microelectronics utilizing a semiconductor/molecule/metal junction. This study seeks to investigate...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/1655

  20. A MATLAB code for Hartree Fock calculation of H-H ground state bondlength and energy using STO-4G

    08 Aug 2006 | Downloads | Contributor(s): Amritanshu Palaria

    Hartree Fock (HF) theory is one of the basic theories underlying the current understanding of the electronic structure of materials. It is a simple non-relativistic treatment of many electron...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/1718

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