plural noun[treated as singular]
A branch of electronics in which individual molecules perform the same function as microelectronic devices such as diodes.
- A key challenge in molecular electronics is making electrical contacts to the fragile molecules, chemical chains that are easily damaged.
- They plan to study the structure of molecular layers sandwiched between two conducting surfaces, a configuration directly relevant to molecular electronics.
- However, recent breakthroughs in molecular electronics have been announced that will extend or even accelerate density doubling well into the mid-21st century.
molecular electronic adjective
- molecular electronic materials and inorganic particlesMore example sentences
- DNA nanostructures can act as ‘scaffolds ‘in protein-crystallography experiments and may soon form support structures in 3D molecular electronic circuits.
- ‘The ability to organize polymers in this fashion,’ the authors write, ‘can be used to create new molecular electronic devices wherein polymers are extended between electrodes.’
- I am optimistic that molecular electronic devices can be made using our method because I don't see a reason why the remaining hurdles can't be overcome.
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