10. Molecular Computing Systems

  1. Konrad Szaciłowski1,2

Published Online: 16 MAY 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9780470710883.ch10

Infochemistry: Information Processing at the Nanoscale

Infochemistry: Information Processing at the Nanoscale

How to Cite

Szaciłowski, K. (2012) Molecular Computing Systems, in Infochemistry: Information Processing at the Nanoscale, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470710883.ch10

Author Information

  1. 1

    Faculty of Non-Ferrous Metals, AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakow, Poland

  2. 2

    Faculty of Chemistry, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 MAY 2012
  2. Published Print: 22 JUN 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470710722

Online ISBN: 9780470710883



  • molecular computing systems;
  • molecular systems and complex data processing, inputs in parallel;
  • sequential data processing, flip-flops, latches, security systems;
  • truth table of logic gates, triggered by stimuli;
  • switching behaviour, superimposed logic gates, a bodipy derivative;
  • systems with complex photochemical behaviour, in complex logic systems;
  • triple-input logical truth table and molecular device;
  • molecular-scale digital communication, information multiplexed;
  • molecular-scale security systems, Boolean logic gates and keypad locks;
  • analogue, digital noise, fluctuations resulting in wrong Boolean values


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Reconfigurable and Superimposed Molecular Logic Devices

  • Concatenated Chemical Logic Systems

  • Molecular-Scale Digital Communication

  • Molecular Arithmetics: Adders and Subtractors

  • Molecular-Scale Security Systems

  • Noise and Error Propagation in Concatenated Systems

  • References