© 1999

Functionality of Molecular Systems

Volume 2: From Molecular Systems to Molecular Devices

  • Kenichi Honda

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages II-X
  2. Takeo Shimidzu, Tokio Yamabe, Tohru Sato, Kazuyoshi Tanaka, Yasuhiko Shirota, Toyoki Kunitake et al.
    Pages 5-78
  3. Masahiro Irie, Katsumi Yoshino, Tsuyoshi Kawai, Shogo Saito, Kazuyuki Horie, Hachiro Nakanishi et al.
    Pages 79-158
  4. Iwao Yamazaki, Akira Fujishima, Donald A. Tryk, Masahiro Irie
    Pages 159-234
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 239-245

About this book


Molecular systems are assemblies of molecules designed to possess special qualities and desired functionality. Such systems are important because they provide materials with novel properties, and they will be particularly useful for minimizing electronic devices. In this two volume work, the first volume, subtitled 'From Molecules to Molecular Systems', covered the fundamentals of molecular design, while volume 2 deals with the potential applications of molecular systems. Information transduction and energy conversion are the basis of any practical device, and these considerations, along with the required interconnections and interfaces, are analyzed to produce the architectural design for a molecular system. The preparation of molecular systems is also considered, including that of self-organizing molecular assemblies, ultrathin films, and ultrafine particles.


Langmuir energy information molecule particles polymer system thin films

Editors and affiliations

  • Kenichi Honda
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  1. 1.Tokyo Institute of PolytechnicsNakano-ku, TokyoJapan

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