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molecular electronics

Line breaks: mo¦lecu|lar elec|tron¦ics

Definition of molecular electronics in English:

plural noun

[treated as singular]
A branch of electronics in which individual molecules perform the same function as microelectronic devices such as diodes.
Example sentences
  • 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.

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