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Molecular Devices and Machines: Concepts and Perspectives for the Nanoworld, 2nd Edition

Molecular Devices and Machines: Concepts and Perspectives for the Nanoworld, 2nd Edition

Vincenzo Balzani, Alberto Credi, Margherita Venturi

ISBN: 978-3-527-62169-9

Apr 2008

588 pages

$171.99

Description

Targeted at a broad audience ranging from chemists and biochemists to physicists and engineers, this book covers advanced research while being written in an easily understandable language accessible to any interested researcher or graduate student.
Following an introduction to the general concepts, the authors go on to discuss devices for processing electrons and electronic energy, memories, logic gates and related systems, and, finally, molecular-scale machines.
Preface
GENERAL CONCEPTS
Introduction
Processing Energy and Signals by Molecular and Supramolecular Systems
DEVICES FOR PROCESSING ELECTRONS AND ELECTRONIC ENERGY
Fundamental Principles of Photoinduced Electron and Energy Transfer
Wires and Related Systems
Switching Electron- and Energy-Transfer Processes
Light Harvesting Antennae
Photoinduced Charge-Separation and Solar Energy Conversion
MEMORIES, LOGIC GATES, AND RELATED SYSTEMS
Bistable and Multistable Systems
Logic Gates and Circuits
MOLECULAR-SCALE MECHANICAL DEVICES, MACHINES, AND MOTORS
Basic Principles
Spontaneous Mechanical-Like Motions
Movements Related to Opening, Closing, and Translocation Functions
Machines Based on DNA
Linear Motions
Rotary Motions
Conclusive Chapter