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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.
2003 Molecular Conduction Workshop Agenda
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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.
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.
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....
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.
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...
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...
A MATLAB code for Hartree Fock calculation of H-H ground state bondlength and energy using STO-4G
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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...
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...
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...
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...
An Electrical Engineering Perspective on Molecular Electronics
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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...
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...
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...
Basic Electronic Properties of DNA
28 Jul 2005 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): M. P. Anantram
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...
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...
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,...
Chemistry of Molecular Monolayers
09 Jul 2003 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): David Allara