Molecular electronics

Molecular electronics - Definition of the topic (Adam...

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Definition of the topic (Adam Pescatore) Molecular electronics (molectronics) is a branch of nanotechnology that deals with the application of molecules as building blocks of electronic components. Nanotechnology is defined as the engineering of functional systems on the molecular scale (smaller than 100 nanometers) 1 . There are two categories within molecular electronics: molecular materials for electronics and molecular scale electronics. Molecular materials for electronics involves analyzing the properties of the specific molecules to affect the entire material , while molecular scale electronics deals with the functions of molecules standing on their own 2 . There are four major advantages of using molecular electronics when constructing technology. The first, which may come as obvious to chemists, is size. The use of tiny molecules in construction of electronics is very efficient for powering modern technologies and molecules cost little for the amount of work that can be done with them. A second advantage is assembly and recognition. Certain chemical reactions between molecules can be exploited to easily construct structures
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