Special Issue "Atomic and Molecular Junction for Molecular Electronic Devices"
A special issue of Micromachines (ISSN 2072-666X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2018).
Interests: molecular electronics; single molecular junction; single molecular device; electron transport
The utilization of individual molecules as active electronic components is one of the dreams of human beings. If we can make an electronic device with a single atom and/or molecule, the size of computers and portable phones will be drastically reduced, and our lives will change. To realize molecular devices, we have to synthesize functional molecules, fix their physical properties, and integrate molecular devices in one tip. Therefore, researchers with different backgrounds: Physics, chemistry, and engineering, should work together. Molecular electronics is an interdisciplinary science.
The main target of molecular electronics is the molecular junction, where a single or few molecules bridge metal electrodes. Here, we have to take into account metal–molecule interactions. By connecting a molecule with metal electrodes, the character of the molecule changes from its original, due to orbital mixing and charge transfers at the metal–molecule interface. This makes molecular junctions complex. On the other hand, novel functionality can appear in this new material, which can lead to the creation of a new scientific field.
Accordingly, this Special Issue seeks to showcase research papers, short communications, and review articles that focus on molecular junctions, including basic physical properties of molecular junctions, single molecular devices, molecular sensing, and so on.
Prof. Manabu Kiguchi
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