Building a nanotransistor bottom-up

November 19, 2003 | Source: KurzweilAI

Scientists at North Carolina State University are attempting to build the first transistor using a bottom-up, or molecular assembly approach.

“Our research will tackle two critical issues in future materials for advanced molecule-based information processing,” says Dr. Chris Gorman, professor of chemistry. “How to assemble and attach single molecules to electronic contacts and how to create electronic gain — the fundamental operating principle of a transistor — at the molecular level.”

The research is funded by the National Science Foundation.

North Carolina State University press release