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A Molecular Shift Register Based on Electron Transfer

Hopfield, J. J. and Onuchic, José Nelson and Beratan, David N. (1988) A Molecular Shift Register Based on Electron Transfer. Science, 241 (4867). pp. 817-820. ISSN 0036-8075. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20150206-093008169

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Abstract

An electronic shift-register memory at the molecular level is described. The memory elements are based on a chain of electron-transfer molecules and the information is shifted by photoinduced electron-transfer reactions. This device integrates designed electronic molecules onto a very large scale integrated (silicon microelectronic) substrate, providing an example of a "molecular electronic device" that could actually be made. The design requirements for such a device and possible synthetic strategies are discussed. Devices along these lines should have lower energy usage and enhanced storage density.


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Additional Information:© 1988 American Association for the Advancement of Science. 25 March 1988; accepted 13 June 1988. The authors thank H. B. Gray and H. H. Thorp for useful discussions and acknowledge the Office of Naval Research (contract N00014-K-0377), the Department of Energy's Energy Conversion and Utilization Technologies Division for support of the work performed at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology through an agreement with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and the Brazilian agencies CNPq and FINEP for support of this work. The work was performed, in part, during a visit by J.N.O. to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
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Official Citation:Hopfield, J. J., Onuchic, J. N., & Beratan, D. N. (1988). A Molecular Shift Register Based on Electron Transfer. Science, 241(4867), 817-820. doi: 10.1126/science.241.4867.817
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