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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.
Einstein/Bohr Debate and Quantum Computing
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10 May 2005 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Karl Hess
This presentation deals with the Einstein/Bohr Debate and Quantum Computing.
ECE 453 Lecture 31: Broadening
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12 Nov 2004 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Supriyo Datta
Reference Chapter 8.1
ECE 453 Lecture 32: Broadening and Lifetime
15 Nov 2004 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Supriyo Datta
ECE 453 Lecture 33: Local Density of States
19 Nov 2004 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Supriyo Datta
Reference Chapter 8.2
ECE 453 Lecture 36: Coherent Transport
01 Dec 2004 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Supriyo Datta
Reference Chapter 9.1
PN Junction Theory and Modeling
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14 Sep 2005 | Learning Modules | Contributor(s): Dragica Vasileska
This set of lecture notes is intended to help students learn the basics of PN junction theory and modeling.
Towards Molecular Electronic Circuitry: Selective Deposition of Metals on Patterned ...
28 Jul 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
28 Jul 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
28 Jul 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...
28 Jul 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
29 Jul 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
28 Jul 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
28 Jul 2005 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): M. P. Anantram
Measurement of Single Molecule Conductance using STM-Based Break Junctions
28 Jul 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
28 Jul 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
27 Jul 2005 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Jiri Janata
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...
Nanotechnology: Silicon Technology, Bio-molecules and Quantum Computing
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13 May 2005 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Karl Hess
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...
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...
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08 Jun 2005 | Tools | Contributor(s): Magnus Paulsson, Ferdows Zahid, Supriyo Datta, Michael McLennan
Computes current-voltage (I-V) characteristics and conductance spectrum (G-V) of a molecule sandwiched between two metallic contacts