Researchers at NIST have employed a combination of one-photon (He I resonance excitation) and two-photon photoelectron spectroscopy, using subpico-second Ti:sapphire laser-based excitation, to determine the electronic structure, including injection barriers to both occupied and unoccupied levels, of 4,4'-bis-(phenylethynyl)benzenethiol self-assembled mono-layers, a system that has become a benchmark for theoretical and experimental studies in the area of molecular electronics
Research in molecular electronics
as a whole could open up the way for doing the chemistry in a beaker and building a circuit that way.
The effort will design and create molecular electronics
The ability to create precisely sized, parallel nano-wires is expected to be useful in the development of molecular electronics
in which molecules connected by such wires will serve as transistors, switches and other electronic devices.
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firm California Molecular Electronics
Corporation (CALMEC), IBM, Lucent, Nanogen, and other firms with real world applications.
Participants came by invitation only and included among the 150 researchers and scientists specialists in protein design, chemistry, biochemistry, biology, scanning tunneling microscopy, quantum electronics, computer science, micromachines, physics, molecular modeling, and molecular electronics
Eight topical volumes cover basic concepts & methods, elemental and composite surfaces, solid-gas, solid-liquid and inorganic-biological interfaces, as well as applications of surface science in nanotechnology, materials science and molecular electronics
Specifically used to investigate scientific questions in the fields of molecular electronics
and organic semiconductor.
The textbook for a graduate course and a reference for researchers in organic electronics, molecular electronics
, and nanoscience focuses on the interface between molecules and metals.
The terms and definitions are taken from general physics, quantum mechanics, material science and technology, mathematics, information theory, organic and inorganic chemistry, solid-state physics, biology, nano- and optoelectronics, molecular electronics
, spintronics, nano-fabrication and nano-manufacturing, bioengineering, and quantum processing of information.
His research interests include materials for thin-film and molecular electronics
, novel architectures in conjugated polymers, and molecular self-assembly on surfaces.
The promise of molecular electronics
continues to garner attention from research organizations.