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February 10th, 2006

Structure of a Molecular-Scale Circuit Component

Abstract:
Laura Mgrdichian: At the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory, researchers have determined the structure of an experimental, organic compound-based circuit component, called a “molecular electronic junction,” that is only a few nanometers (billionths of a meter) in dimension. This study may help scientists understand how the structure of molecular junctions relates to their performance and function and, in the longer term, may help incorporate these and other molecular-scale devices into a new generation of remarkably small electronics-based technologies.

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Brookhaven National Laboratory

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