Infochemistry: Information Processing at the Nanoscale

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 25, 2012 - Technology & Engineering - 416 pages
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Infochemistry: Information Processing at the Nanoscale, defines a new field of science, and describes the processes, systems and devices at the interface between chemistry and information sciences. The book is devoted to the application of molecular species and nanostructures to advanced information processing. It includes the design and synthesis of suitable materials and nanostructures, their characterization, and finally applications of molecular species and nanostructures for information storage and processing purposes.

Divided into twelve chapters; the first three chapters serve as an introduction to the basic concepts of digital information processing, its development, limitations and finally introduces some alternative concepts for prospective technologies. Chapters four and five discuss traditional low-dimensional metals and semiconductors and carbon nanostructures respectively, while further chapters discuss Photoelectrochemical photocurrent switching and related phenomena and self-organization and self-assembly. Chapters eight, nine and ten discuss information processing at the molecular level, and eleven describes information processing in natural systems. The book concludes with a discussion of the future prospects for the field.

Further topics:

  • Traditional electronic device development is rapidly approaching a limit, so molecular scale information processing is critical in order to meet increasing demand for high computational power
  • Characterizes chemical systems not according to their chemical nature, but according to their role as prospective information technology elements
  • Covers the application of molecular species and nanostructures as molecular scale logic gates, switches, memories, and complex computing devices

This book will be of particular interest to researchers in nanoelectronics, organic electronics, optoelectronics, chemistry and materials science.

 

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Contents

Information Processing at the Nanoscale 1 Introduction to the Theory of Information
1
Information Processing at the Nanoscale 2 Physical and Technological Limits of Classical Electronics
23
Information Processing at the Nanoscale 3 Changing the Paradigm Towards Computation with Molecules
37
Information Processing at the Nanoscale 4 LowDimensional Metals and Semiconductors
63
Information Processing at the Nanoscale 5 Carbon Nanostructures
119
Information Processing at the Nanoscale 6 Photoelectrochemical Photocurrent Switching and Related Phenomena
165
Information Processing at the Nanoscale 7 SelfOrganization and SelfAssembly in Supramolecular Systems
199
Information Processing at the Nanoscale 8 MolecularScale Electronics
225
Information Processing at the Nanoscale 9 Molecular Logic Gates
249
Information Processing at the Nanoscale 10 Molecular Computing Systems
323
Information Processing at the Nanoscale 11 Bioinspired and Biomimetic Logic Devices
405
Information Processing at the Nanoscale 12 Concluding Remarks and Future Prospects
457
Information Processing at the Nanoscale Index
461
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