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Molecular Electronics
A "Chemistry for the 21st Century Monograph".

J. Jortner, M. Ratner

Blackwell Science,1997 [ISBN

The study of molecular electronics has an ambitious but realistic goal, the use of synthesis, assembly and miniaturisation on the molecular level to achieve a huge density of devices: molecular wires, rectifiers, switches, transistors and memories. It foresees applications not only in standard electronics but also some unique to molecular systems, for instance sensors based on molecular recognition and molecular interfaces with biological systems. Molecular Electronics recognises its subject as a multidisciplinary area of research, with origins in both physics and biology. The book provides an up-to-date set of authoritative overviews spanning molecular electronics and assessing its future direction. In doing this, it makes an important contribution to this new and exciting discipline.


Molecular electronics: some directions; Molecular control of electron and hole transfer processes: electronic structure theory and applications; External field control of tunnelling in dissipative two-state systems; Coulomb blockade and digital single-electron devices; Mesoscopic phenomena studied with mechanically controllable break junctions at room temperature; Electron hopping transport in electromagnetically active molecular mixed valent materials; Electrical 'wiring' of glucose oxidase in electron conducting hydrogels; Resonant tunnelling and molecular rectification in Langmuir-Blodgett films; Optical properties of semiconductor nanacrystals (quantum dots); Molecular and supramolecular nanostructures and nanomachines; Micro and
nanofabrication techniques based on self-assembled monolayers; The design of starburst dendrimer electron transfer systems; Conjugating polymer superlattice and porphyrin arrays connected with molecular wires; Subwavelength molecular exciton probes; Protein based three-dimensional memories and associative processors; Index

260 illustrations
496 pages

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