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Adv Colloid Interface Sci. 2004 Dec 13;111(3):133-57.

Molecular and nanoscale materials and devices in electronics.

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Organic Solids Laboratory, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100080, PR China.


Over the past several years, there have been many significant advances toward the realization of electronic computers integrated on the molecular scale and a much greater understanding of the types of materials that will be useful in molecular devices and their properties. It was demonstrated that individual molecules could serve as incomprehensibly tiny switch and wire one million times smaller than those on conventional silicon microchip. This has resulted very recently in the assembly and demonstration of tiny computer logic circuits built from such molecular scale devices. The purpose of this review is to provide a general introduction to molecular and nanoscale materials and devices in electronics.

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