April 24, 2015
How many individual molecules does it take to automatically create a circuit? The answer: one, if you use light to switch it on and off, say scientists at Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) and the University of Konstanz.
The trick: a strong bond between individual atoms that weakens in one location and forms again precisely when energy is pumped into the structure.
The first molecular switch
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