DescriptionThe miniaturization of bulky devices and machines is a process that confronts us on a daily basis. However, nanoscale machines with varied and novel characteristics may also result from the enlargement of extremely small building blocks, namely individual molecules. This bottom-up approach to nanotechnology is already being pursued in information technology, with many other branches about to follow.
- Written by a team of experienced authors headed by Vincenzo Balzani, one of the pioneers in the development of molecular machines
- Covers such diverse aspects as sensors, memory components, solar energy conversion, biomolecules as molecular machines, and much more
- Presented in a lucid style and didactically structured, with both the expert and the newcomer in mind
- Includes a glossary of terms and numerous references to the recent literature
Be among the first to explore the fascinating possibilities of this future-oriented technology! A must-have for every chemist and materials scientist with an interest in nanotechnology.
PART I: DEVICES FOR PROCESSING ELECTRONS AND ELECTRONIC ENERGY.
Fundamental Principles of Electron and Energy Transfer.
Wires and Related Systems.
Switching Electron- and Energy-transfer Processes.
Photoinduced Charge Separation and Solar Energy Conversion.
PART II: MEMORIES, LOGIC GATES, AND RELATED SYSTEMS.
PART III: MOLECULAR-SCALE MACHINES.
Basic Principles of Molecular Machines.
Spontaneous Mechanical-like Motions.
Movements Related to Opening, Closing, and Translocation Functions.
Motions in Catenanes.
List of Abbreviations.
"For these and many others, this wonderful book is a must and motivation at the same time." (Angewandte Chemie Int.)