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Single-Molecule Boolean Logic Gates

  • Christian JoachimEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Atom and Single Molecule Machines book series (AASMM)

Abstract

The architecture of single-molecule Boolean logic gates can be based on classical, semi-classical, or quantum design rules. The advantages and limitations of each architecture in terms of computing power, clock frequency, and interconnects are discussed together with a complete description of the quantum Hamiltonian computing approach to help for comparison. For all those approaches, the often-mentioned problem of “contact” between a single molecule and a metallic nano-electrode must be re-analyzed in terms of quantum measurements. The metallic nano-electrodes of a tunnel junction is a true measurement apparatus, and its functioning is described by a new transduction function to pass from the intrinsic time-dependent electron transfer to the tunneling current intensity.

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Acknowledgements

We acknowledge the AtMol and PAMS European integrated project and the MEXT Japanese government MANA-NIMS WPI program for financial support during this work.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.GNS & MANA SatelliteCEMES-CNRSToulouse CedexFrance
  2. 2.International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectronics (WPI-MANA)National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)TsukubaJapan

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