Accession Number:

ADA339787

Title:

Branched-Photocycle Three-Dimensional Memory

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. Nov 95-Jun 97

Corporate Author:

SYRACUSE UNIV NY CENTER FOR MOLECULAR ELECTRONICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1997-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

40.0

Abstract:

The promise of new architecture and more cost-effective miniaturization has prompted interest in molecular electronics and molecular based optical memories. Nature has already optimized through serendipitous natural selection some molecules for such applications. This effort examines the use of the protein bacteriorhodopsin in a branched-photocycle three-dimensional memory. By using a sequential one photon process, parallel read and write process can be carried out without disturbing the data outside of the irradiated volume. This final report presents the status, the research and development effort, and an overview of what can be expected in the near future in this area of research.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE