Accession Number:

ADA110752

Title:

Progress in Concepts of Conformational Switching and Molecular Electronic Devices.

Descriptive Note:

Memorandum rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1982-01-27

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

The importance of molecular conformational changes as switching mechanisms in proposed molecular electronic devices is stressed. Primarily two types of phenomena are considered a molecular tunnelling analogue to a NOR gate and a variety of soliton phenomenon. These include soliton switching, soliton valving, proton tunnelling and soliton generation, soliton reversal, and soliton transport as a memory device. Also briefly considered is the proposed uses of the valence-bonded surface contact and the very small electrochemical cell in the controlled synthesis of molecular devices. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE