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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.

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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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....

  4. 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.

  5. 2005 Molecular Conduction and Sensors Workshop

    27 Jul 2005 | Workshops

    This is the 3rd in a series of annual workshops on Molecular Conduction. The prior workshops have been at Purdue University, W. Lafayette, IN (2003) and Nothwestern University, Evanston, IL...

  6. Is there a good resource for learning about DNA and its lab tricks for an electrical engineer?

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    I am a Masters student with a background in materials science and electrical engineering (currently Electrical Engineering) and I have an idea for a DNA-based transistor but I want to know how...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. ABINIT: First-Time User Guide

    09 Jun 2009 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Benjamin P Haley

    This first-time user guide provides an introduction to using ABINIT on nanoHUB. We include a very brief summary of Density Functional Theory along with a tour of the Rappture interface. We...

  10. 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....

  11. 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...

  12. An Electrical Engineering Perspective on Molecular Electronics

    26 Oct 2005 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark Lundstrom

    After forty years of advances in integrated circuit technology, microelectronics is undergoing a transformation to nanoelectronics. Modern day MOSFETs now have channel lengths that are less than...

  13. An Experimentalists’ Perspective

    19 Dec 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Arunava Majumdar

    This presentation was one of 13 presentations in the one-day forum, "Excellence in Computer Simulation," which brought together a broad set of experts to reflect on the future of...

  14. Arunangshu Debnath

  15. Atomic Force Microscopy

    01 Dec 2005 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Arvind Raman

    Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) is an indispensible tool in nano science for the fabrication, metrology, manipulation, and property characterization of nanostructures. This tutorial reviews some of...

  16. Basic Electronic Properties of DNA

    28 Jul 2005 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): M. P. Anantram

  17. 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...

  18. Can numerical “experiments” INSPIRE physical experiments?

    20 Dec 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Supriyo Datta

    This presentation was one of 13 presentations in the one-day forum, "Excellence in Computer Simulation," which brought together a broad set of experts to reflect on the future of...

  19. 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...

  20. Chemically Enhanced Carbon-Based Nanomaterials and Devices

    09 Nov 2010 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark Hersam

    Carbon-based nanomaterials have attracted significant attention due to their potential to enable and/or improve applications such as transistors, transparent conductors, solar cells, batteries,..., a resource for nanoscience and nanotechnology, is supported by the National Science Foundation and other funding agencies. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.