Building Chips, One Molecule at a Time
May 21, 2001 | Source: Fortune
Hewlett-Packard is researching molecular computers, using rotaxanes.
UCLA professor James Heath and his team have succeeded in attaching their minuscule switches to tiny wires and have developed a redundant wiring technique that routes signals around imperfect molecular switches.
Heath thinks he might be able to build a rudimentary computer within a couple of years.