Molecular logic devices using mixed self-assembled monolayers

Satoshi Nitahara, Nao Terasaki, Tsuyoshi Akiyama, Sunao Yamada

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We have developed a photoelectric conversion device which functioned as molecular logic gates. It consisted of a mixed self-assembled monolayer (SAM) of tris(2,2′-bipyridine)ruthenium(II)-viologen linked thiol and phthalocyanine thiol compounds. Photocurrents from the SAM could be controlled by an excitation wavelength as well as an applied potential. As molecular logic devices, two kinds of light emitting diodes (LEDs) were used as light sources. Photocurrents at E = 0 V clearly responded as the XOR logic gate whereas those at - 0.2 V as the OR logic gate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)354-358
Number of pages5
JournalThin Solid Films
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 21 2006
EventProceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Nano-Molecular Electronics (ICNME 2004) -
Duration: Dec 15 2004Dec 17 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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    Nitahara, S., Terasaki, N., Akiyama, T., & Yamada, S. (2006). Molecular logic devices using mixed self-assembled monolayers. Thin Solid Films, 499(1-2), 354-358.