A system with atomically precise electronic devices of nanometer dimensions, especially if made of discrete molecular parts rather than the continuous materials.
The use of molecules as wires and other components in the construction of electronic circuitry, sensing and optoelectronics.
Electronic devices based on components consisting of individual molecules.
An electronic system that is able to operate using single electrons for power; Further refined by the use of multiple parts at the nano scale as opposed to current technology of etching “parts” from a single substance.
Molecular electronics (sometimes called moletronics) is an interdisciplinary theme that spans physics, chemistry, and materials science. The unifying feature of this area is the use of molecular building blocks for the fabrication of electronic components, both passive (e.g. resistive wires) and active (e.g transistors). The concept of molecular electronics has aroused much excitement both in science fiction and among scientists due to the prospect of size reduction in electronics offered by molecular-level control of properties.