NewsBREAKTHROUGH OF THE YEAR

Molecules Get Wired

Science  21 Dec 2001:
Vol. 294, Issue 5551, pp. 2442-2443
DOI: 10.1126/science.294.5551.2442

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In 2001, scientists assembled molecules into basic circuits, raising hopes for a new world of nanoelectronics. If researchers can wire these circuits into intricate computer chip architectures, this new generation of molecular electronics will undoubtedly provide computing power to launch scientific breakthroughs for decades. The online version of the Breakthrough of the Year section contains references and links not found in the print edition (see www.sciencemag.org/content/vol294/issue5551/#special).