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molecular electronics

[mə′lek·yə·lər i‚lek′trän·iks]
(computer science)
The use of biological or organic molecules for fabricating electronic materials with novel electronic, optical, or magnetic properties, applications include polymer light-emitting diodes, conductive-polymer sensors, pyroelectric plastics, and, potentially, molecular computational devices.

Molecular Electronics

 

the original name of one of the areas of study (trends) in microelectronics. During the 1960’s the term “molecular electronics” was widely used, but in the early 1970’s it gradually began to be replaced by the term “functional electronics.”

molecular electronics

Biological-based electronics. Developing circuits that are "grown" may seem far fetched, but research shows that a "biocomputer" might be possible in 25 years. From living plants, researchers have isolated "photosynthetic reaction centers" (PRCs). These microminiature photovoltaic systems change their state when exposed to light, and the states can be measured. In 2001, German scientists grew a network of neurons (brain cells) from a snail onto a semiconductor chip. Electricity was made to travel through the neuron net and back out. Stay tuned! Or, rather, have your grandchildren stay tuned!
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Moving up the length scale, Antonella Badia, MCIC, is focused on ultrathin organic films of self-assembled alkyl-thiol monolayers or phase-separated lipid mono- and bilayers and seeks to achieve complex lateral structure on surfaces that can serve as nanoscale templates for molecular electronics and biosensors.
The fabrication of this nanotube transistor represents "a new, important step towards molecular electronics," Dekker says.
These dynamics of electronic excitation, exciton formation, relaxation, electron correlation and wave packet motion are of broad scientific interest reaching from biomedicine to chemistry and physics and are pertinent to the development of many modern technologies including molecular electronics, optoelectronics, photovoltaics, light-to-chemical energy conversion and lossless energy transfer.
a developer of molecular electronics, today announced Molecular Interface(TM) (MI) technology.
They carefully explain methods of measuring properties of nanostructures, including spectroscopy, properties of individual nanoparticles, the chemistry of nanostructures, characteristics of polymer and biological nanostructures, cohesive energy, vibration and electronic properties, quantum wells (as well as wires and dots), carbon nanostructures, bulk nanostructured materials, mechanical properties, magnetism, nanoelectronics, spintronics, molecular electronics and photonics.
A great deal is happening in molecular electronics," says James C.

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