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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. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Electrical Resistance: an Atomistic View

    26 Oct 2006 | Publications | 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

  6. 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

  7. Tamar Seideman

    EDUCATION: * 1986-1989 Ph.D. in Theoretical Chemistry (summa cum laude), The Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot. Supervisor: Professor Moshe Shapiro. * 1983-1985 M.Sc. in Physical Chemistry...

    http://nanohub.org/members/15604

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. Quantum Transport: Atom to Transistor (Spring 2004)

    23 May 2006 | Courses | Contributor(s): Supriyo Datta

    Spring 2004 Please Note: A newer version of this course is now available and we would greatly appreciate your feedback regarding the new format and contents. Course Information...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/1490

  13. Nanotubes and Nanowires: One-dimensional Materials

    17 Jul 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Timothy D. Sands

    What is a nanowire? What is a nanotube? Why are they interesting and what are their potential applications? How are they made? This presentation is intended to begin to answer these questions...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/1639

  14. Exploring Electron Transfer with Density Functional Theory

    11 Jun 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Troy Van Voorhis

    This talk will highlight several illustrative applications of constrained density functional theory (DFT) to electron transfer dynamics in electronic materials. The kinetics of these reactions...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/1566

  15. Logic Devices and Circuits on Carbon Nanotubes

    05 Apr 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Joerg Appenzeller

    Over the last years carbon nanotubes (CNs) have attracted an increasing interest as building blocks for nano-electronics applications. Due to their unique properties enabling e.g. ballistic...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/1487

  16. The Long and Short of Pick-up Stick Transistors: A Promising Technology for Nano- and Macro-Electronics

    11 Apr 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Muhammad A. Alam

    In recent years, there has been enormous interest in the emerging field of large-area macro-electronics, and fabricating thin-film transistors on flexible substrates. This talk will cover recent...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/1214

  17. Tutorial on Using Micelle-MD

    05 Apr 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Patrick Chiu, Kunal Shah, Susan Sinnott

    This is a tutorial using Micelle-MD. This includes the main capabilities, computation procedure, with format of files generated, and the simulation setup, which includes the material models...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/1193

  18. Mechanical Properties of Surfactant Aggregates at Water-Solid Interfaces

    05 Apr 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Patrick Chiu, Kunal Shah, Susan Sinnott

    This is a talk on the mechanical properties of surfactant aggregates at water-solid interfaces using Micelle-MD. This includes silica indentations of micelles with comparison to experimental...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/1192

  19. Thermal Microsystems for On-Chip Thermal Engineering

    04 Apr 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Suresh V. Garimella

    Electro-thermal co-design at the micro- and nano-scales is critical for achieving desired performance and reliability in microelectronic circuits. Emerging thermal microsystems technologies...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/1182

  20. Mark Ratner Interview on Nanotechnology

    23 Mar 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark A. Ratner, Krishna Madhavan

    Nanotechnology interview with Krishna Madhavan.

    http://nanohub.org/resources/1135

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