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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. Measuring Molecular Conductance: A Review of Experimental Approaches

    09 Jul 2003 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Ron Reifenberger

    Measuring Molecular Conductance: A Review of Experimental Approaches

    http://nanohub.org/resources/143

  2. Probing Molecular Conduction with Scanning Probe Microscopy

    08 Jul 2004 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark Hersam

    This tutorial will provide an overview of scanning probe microscopy (SPM) and its application towards problems in molecular conduction. In an effort to communicate the power and limitations of...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/497

  3. Quantum Chemistry Part I

    08 Jul 2004 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark A. Ratner

    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 theories.

    http://nanohub.org/resources/496

  4. Understanding Molecular Conduction

    08 Jul 2004 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Supriyo Datta

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

    http://nanohub.org/resources/495

  5. IWCE 2004 Held at Purdue

    24 Oct 2004 | Workshops

    IEEE and NCN sponsored the 10th International Workshop of Computational Electronics at Purdue, October 24-27, with the theme "The field of Computational Electronics - Looking back and looking ahead."

    http://nanohub.org/resources/136

  6. 2004 Molecular Conduction Workshop

    08 Jul 2004 | Workshops

    The tutorials supplied below were part of the Molecular Conduction Workshop held at Northwestern University in July of 2004.

    http://nanohub.org/resources/511

  7. Sanyasi Sitha

    I did my PhD in Computational Chemistry, with Dr. K. Bhanuprakash of Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, India. My research topics were nonlinear optics and molecular electronics.Then, I did...

    http://nanohub.org/members/4415

  8. 2004 Linking Bio and Nano Symposium

    26 Jul 2004 | Workshops

    Explore ways universities can work together in Bio-NanoTechnology. Discover research opportunities in this emerging area. Network with professionals and researchers who share common interests....

    http://nanohub.org/resources/135

  9. SURI 2003 Conference

    07 Aug 2003 | Workshops

    2003 SURI Conference Proceedings

    http://nanohub.org/resources/134

  10. 2003 Summer Institute Wokshop on Molecular Conduction

    09 Jul 2003 | Workshops

    The tutorials supplied below were part of the Molecular Conduction Workshop held at Purdue University in July of 2003.

    http://nanohub.org/resources/420

  11. 2003 Molecular Conduction Workshop Agenda

    09 Jul 2003 | Presentation Materials

    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.

    http://nanohub.org/resources/133

  12. A Personal Quest for Information

    19 Feb 2004 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Vwani P. Roychowdhury

    This talk will report results and conclusions from my personal investigations into several different disciplines, carried out with the unifying intent of uncovering some of the fundamental...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/155

  13. Contacting Molecules - Chemistry in Molecular Electronics

    12 Apr 2004 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Ilona Kretzschmar

    The study of the basic electron transport mechanism through molecular systems has been made accessible by fabrication techniques that create metallic contacts to a small number of organic...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/160

  14. Electronic Transport Through Self-Assembled Monolayers

    25 Feb 2004 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Takhee Lee

    Characterization of charge transport in molecular scale electronic devices has to date shown exquisite sensitivity to specifics of device fabrication and preparation. Thus, intrinsic molecular...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/156

  15. Macromolecular Simulation: A Computational Perspective

    16 Feb 2004 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Robert D. Skeel

    The study of cold atomic gases is exploding, driven largely by the rapid experimental developments. This field has become highly interdisciplinary, connecting a great variety of interesting...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/154

  16. Molecular Electronics Pathway for Molecular Memory Devices

    06 Feb 2004 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Ranganathan Shashidhar

    We have been developing a scale molecular electronic device using a 30 nm sized plant virus particle as the scaffold. This talk describes the bioengineering aspects of how the virus particle is...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/153

  17. Inelastic Effects in Molecular Conduction

    12 Apr 2004 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Abraham Nitzan

    Molecular electron transfer, as treated by the Marcus theory, strongly depends on nuclear motion as a way to achieve critical configurations in which charge rearrangement is possible. The electron...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/159

  18. Adina Scott

    Adina Scott received her PhD in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University in December of 2008. Her doctoral research focused on silicon surface chemistry for electronic device applications....

    http://nanohub.org/members/4340

  19. Electrical Conduction through Molecules

    08 Jul 2003 | Papers | Contributor(s): Ferdows Zahid, Magnus Paulsson, Supriyo Datta

    In recent years, several experimental groups have reported measurements of the current-voltage (I-V) characteristics of individual or small numbers of molecules. Even three-terminal measurements...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/124

  20. Resistance of a Molecule

    29 Apr 2003 | Papers | Contributor(s): Magnus Paulsson, Ferdows Zahid, Supriyo Datta

    In recent years, several experimental groups have reported measurements of the current-voltage (I-V) characteristics of individual or small numbers of molecules. Even three-terminal measurements...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/123

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