Molecular Electronics

Biosensors and Biocomputers

  • Felix T. Hong

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. A Pioneer in Molecular Electronics

    1. Forrest L. Carter, Hank Wohltjen
      Pages 1-1
  3. Fabrication of Molecular Assemblies

  4. Characterization of Molecular Assemblies

    1. F. Caratozzolo, A. Chiabrera, M. Esposito, A. Gliozzi, M. Grattarola, G. Mazzoni et al.
      Pages 69-76
  5. Electrochemical Aspect of Molecular Electronics

  6. Metallo-Proteins and Other Electroactive Molecules

    1. G. McLendon, Q. Zhang, K. Pardue, F. Sherman, A. Corin, R. Ciacarelli et al.
      Pages 131-140
    2. G. W. Rayfield, D. T. Friesen, D. Lorenz, C. Wamser
      Pages 149-157
  7. Retinal Proteins and other Pigment Proteins

  8. Biological Information Processing

    1. Gen Matsumoto, Toshio Iijima
      Pages 213-222
    2. Yonosuke Kobatake, Tetsuo Ueda, Kenji Matsumoto
      Pages 223-230
  9. Molecular Device and Biosensor Technology

    1. H. T. Tien, Z. Salamon, V. Kochev, A. Ottova, M. Zviman
      Pages 259-268
    2. Masuo Aizawa, So-ichi Yabuki, Hiroaki Shinohara
      Pages 269-275
    3. Oleg V. Gritsenko, Pavel I. Lazarev
      Pages 277-288
    4. M. Grattarola, A. Cambiaso, S. Cenderelli, G. Parodi, M. Tedesco, B. Nie et al.
      Pages 297-304
    5. T. L. Fare, A. Singh, K. D. Seib, J. W. Smuda, P. L. Ahl, F. S. Ligler et al.
      Pages 305-315
    6. Vitaly Vodyanoy
      Pages 317-328
    7. J.-H. Kim, D. M. Schufeldt, T. M. Cotton, R. A. Uphaus, D. A. Rintoul
      Pages 329-337
    8. N. G. Rambidi, A. N. Georgobiani, P. A. Todua
      Pages 339-351
    9. David N. Beratan, José Nelson Onuchic, J. J. Hopfield
      Pages 353-360
    10. Robert R. Birge, Chian-Fan Zhang, Albert F. Lawrence
      Pages 369-379
    11. N. N. Vsevolodov, A. B. Druzhko, T. V. Djukova
      Pages 381-384
  10. General and Theoretical Aspects of Molecular Electronics

    1. Michael Conrad
      Pages 385-395
    2. D. Raković, Dj Koruga, D. Djaković, Ž. Martinović, V. Desimirović, Dj Minić
      Pages 397-405
    3. Conrad Schneiker, Stuart Hameroff, Mark Voelker, Jackson He, Eustace Dereniak, Robert McCuskey
      Pages 425-437
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 439-454

About this book


The dream of developing a biocomputer should not be dismissed as a sheer fantasy. Although there is naturally some doubt as to whether it is possible to design a computer using carbon-based components as in living organisms, instead of silicon-based components as in existing computers, the fact that an average brain often outperforms the most sophisticated computer in terms of the complexity of tasks, if not in terms of speed, is a living testimony to this possibility. The remaining question is to what extent a biocomputer can mimic a living organism and whether it is possible to design and fabri­ cate such a biocomputer within the foreseeable future. This volume does not attempt to provide immediate and exact answers to these questions but instead attempts to provide a vision and a progress report of the initial efforts. This volume is mainly a collection of papers presented at the Symposium on Molecular Electronics - Biosensors and Biocomputers, sponsored by the Divi­ sion of Biotechnology, Health and Environment of the Fine Particle Society, held from July 19-22, 1989 at the Society's 19th Annual Meeting in Santa Clara, California. Also included are articles contributed by those who planned to attend the conference but were unable to do so. The emergence of the field of molecular electronics is largely the consequence of one person's crusade, that of Forrest L. Carter.


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