Can Chemists Assemble a Future for Molecular Electronics?

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Science  29 Mar 2002:
Vol. 295, Issue 5564, pp. 2398-2399
DOI: 10.1126/science.295.5564.2398

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Pioneers in the field of molecular electronics have a dream: to make chips useful for applications such as cheap, throwaway electronics that silicon can't touch. The solution, many researchers believe, lies in self-assembly, making individual molecular components so that each plugs itself into a structure just where it's needed. After years of making individual devices, researchers are now beginning to tackle that challenge.