Nanocomputing: single-molecule devices for logic and memory

This research investigates electronic devices based on single molecules, such as molecular junctions, molecular field-effect transistors, and molecular electrets for computing and memory applications. Depending on the application, different molecules are analyzed: phthalocyanines, paracyclophanes, and porphyrins are analyzed for logic applications, whereas endohedral fullerenes are studied for memory applications.

This work widely exploits the analysis of molecular devices with ab initio calculation.

The simulation results are used to develop models that can be employed to design circuits and understand the potential of molecular devices. Particular attention is kept to the fabrication of these devices: the studied structures keep fabrication constraints into account. Experimental activities are used to technologically refine the simulations and validate the results.


Erc Sector:

  • PE7_3 Simulation engineering and modelling
  • PE7_5 (Micro and nano) electronic, optoelectronic and photonic components
  • PE3_12 Molecular electronics


  • Molecular computing
  • Molecular electronics
  • Memory

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