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Nanotubule and Tour Molecule Based Molecular Electronics: Suggestion for a Hybrid ApproachRecent experimental and theoretical attempts and results indicate two distinct broad pathways towards future molecular electronic devices and architectures. The first is the approach via Tour type ladder molecules and their junctions which can be fabricated with solution phase chemical approaches. Second are fullerenes or nanotubules and their junctions which may have better conductance, switching and amplifying characteristics but can not be made through well controlled and defined chemical means. A hybrid approach combining the two pathways to take advantage of the characteristics of both is suggested. Dimension and scale of such devices would be somewhere in between isolated molecule and nanotubule based devices but it maybe possible to use self-assembly towards larger functional and logicalunits.
Document ID
Document Type
Conference Paper
Srivastava, Deepak
Saini, Subhash
Date Acquired
August 20, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1998
Subject Category
Electronics and Electrical Engineering
Meeting Information
DARPA Molecular Electronics Workshop(Reston, VA)
Funding Number(s)
PROJECT: RTOP 519-40-12
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.