Molecular Electronic Tunneling Transistor

A monomolecular rectifying wire is provided that includes a molecular conducting wire that has been modified to embed a rectifying diode integrally therein. The modified conducting wire includes an electron donating section, an electron accepting section, and an insulating group separating the electron donating and accepting sections. Monomolecular logical gates and more complex logic structure that operate by the conduction of electrical currents are constructed by combinations of molecular rectifying wires, molecular conducting wires, and molecular resistive wires to form a single molecule that electrically exhibits a desired Boolean logic function.

Patent #: 6348700 Issue Date: February 19, 2002