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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. CNDO/INDO

    09 Oct 2007 | | Contributor(s):: Baudilio Tejerina, Jeff Reimers

    Semi-empirical Molecular Orbital calculations.

  2. MCW07 A Quantum Open Systems Approach to Molecular-Scale Devices

    25 Feb 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Yongqiang Xue

    Experimental advances in electrically and optically probing individual molecules have provided new insights into the behavior of single quantum objects and their interaction with the nanoenvironments without requiring ensemble average. Molecular-scale devices are open quantum systems whose...

  3. MCW07 Physics of Contact Induced Current Asymmetry in Transport Through Molecules

    25 Feb 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Bhaskaran Muralidharan, owen miller, Neeti Kapur, Avik Ghosh, Supriyo Datta

    We first outline the qualitatively different physics involved in the charging-induced current asymmetries in molecular conductors operating in the strongly coupled (weakly interacting) self-consistent field (SCF) and the weakly coupled (strongly interacting) Coulomb Blockade (CB) regimes. The CB...

  4. Renaud DAVIOT

    __Researcher at [http://inl.cnrs.fr/ INL]__[[BR]]Reconfigurable digital cells with CNT, Nanowires, molecular devices[[BR]]__Teaching at [http://www.cpe.fr/ CPE Lyon] (France)__[[BR]]FPGA, VHDL,...

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  5. Exploring Physical and Chemical control of molecular conductance: A computational study

    31 Jan 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Barry D. Dunietz

  6. An Experimentalists’ Perspective

    19 Dec 2007 | | 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 computational science and engineering.

  7. MCW07 Modeling Molecule-Assisted Transport in Nanotransistors

    06 Nov 2007 | | Contributor(s):: Kamil Walczak

    Molecular electronics faces many problems in practical device implementation, due to difficulties with fabrication and gate-ability. In these devices, molecules act as the main conducting channel. One could imagine alternate device structures where molecules act as quantum dots rather than...

  8. MCW07 Impact of Porphyrin Functional Groups on InAs Gas Sensors

    05 Nov 2007 | | Contributor(s):: Michael Garcia

    Porphyrin molecules are often used for sensor engineering to improve sensitivity and selectivity to specific analytes. It is important to understand how the porphyrin HOMO-LUMO levels deplete surface states during functionalization of solid state sensors. Additionally, the effect of...

  9. Computing the Horribleness of Soft Condensed Matter

    19 Oct 2007 | | Contributor(s):: Eric Jakobsson

    A great triumph of computer simulations 40 years ago was to make the liquid state of matter understandable in terms of physical interactions between individual molecules. Prior to the first simulations of liquid argon and liquid water in the 1960's, there was no quantitatively rigorous molecular...

  10. Energy-level Alignment of Aryl Thiols Chemisorbed on Metal Surfaces: Implications for Molecular Electronic Junctions

    27 Sep 2007 | | Contributor(s):: Roger D. van Zee

    Charge-transport through the interface is a key part of the behavior of any electronic junction. One interface property important to molecular-electronic junctions is the energetic mismatch between the conductive levels of the molecule and the Fermi level of the contact material. This seminar...

  11. MCW07 Simple Models for Molecular Transport Junctions

    13 Sep 2007 | | Contributor(s):: , Abraham Nitzan, Mark Ratner

    We review our recent research on role of interactions in molecular transport junctions. We consider simple models within nonequilibrium Green function approach (NEGF) in steady-state regime.

  12. MCW07 Conductance Switching in Fluorene/TiO2 Molecular Heterojunctions

    13 Sep 2007 | | Contributor(s):: Richard L.McCreery

    Molecular junctions consisting of a monolayer of fluorene and 10 nm of TiO2 between conducting contacts exhibit a memory effect upon positive polarization of the of the TiO2 for a few milliseconds. The junction conductance increases for a period of several minutes, but can be “erased” by a...

  13. MCW07 Molecular Electronics and the Bottom-up View of Electronic Conduction

    12 Sep 2007 | | Contributor(s):: Supriyo Datta

    Molecular electronics is commonly associated with the bottom-up approach to nanofabrication. My objective in this talk is to point out how it also leads to a bottom-up view of electronic conduction completely different from the standard top-down approach that starts from large conductors and...

  14. MCW07 Silicon Based Nanopore Sensors for Detection of DNA Molecules

    11 Sep 2007 | | Contributor(s):: Samir Iqbal, Demir Akin, Rashid Bashir

    Solid-state nanopores have emerged as possible candidates for next-generation DNA sequencing devices. In this talk, we will review our recent work in development of solid-state nanopore channels that are selective towards single strand DNA (ssDNA). Nanopores functionalized with a 'probe' of...

  15. MCW07 Electronic Level Alignment at Metal-Molecule Contacts with a GW Approach

    05 Sep 2007 | | Contributor(s):: Jeffrey B. Neaton

    Most recent theoretical studies of electron transport in single-molecule junctions rely on a Landauer approach, simplified to treat electron-electron interactions at a mean-field level within density functional theory (DFT). While this framework has proven relatively accurate for certain...

  16. MCW07 Modeling Charging-based Switching in Molecular Transport Junctions

    23 Aug 2007 | | Contributor(s):: Sina Yeganeh, , Mark Ratner

    We will discuss several proposed explanations for the switching and negative differential resistance behavior seen in some molecular junctions. It is shown that a proposed polaron model is successful in predicting both hysteresis and NDR behavior, and the model is elaborated with image charge...

  17. Amine Linked Single Molecule Circuits: Systematic Measurements & Understanding

    02 Jul 2007 | | 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 conductance of single molecule junctions formed using gold-amine linkages can be measured reliably and...

  18. Orbital Mediated Tunneling in a New Unimolecular Rectifier

    25 May 2007 | | Contributor(s):: Robert Metzger, NCN at Northwestern University

    In 1997 we showed that hexadecylquinolinium tricyanoquinodimethanide is a unimolecular rectifier, by scanning tunneling microscopy and also as a Langmuir-Blodgett (LB) monolayer, sandwiched between Al electrodes. We have now seen rectification in a new molecule: this rectification can be...

  19. BNC Annual Research Symposium: Nanoelectronics and Semiconductor Devices

    23 Apr 2007 | | 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 upcoming year.

  20. Electronics at Nano scale

    06 Apr 2007 | | Contributor(s):: Rakesh Kumar gupta

    Current research on nanoelectronics is extremely diverse. Exiting technology of optical lithography used for the fabrication of electronics components,devices and systms already reached to their extreme limits. The devises with minimum feature dimensions less than 50nm and below this are almost...