Advanced Molecular Logic with Memory Function


  • Financial support was granted by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation (grant CTQ2008-06777-C02-02/BQU) and the Junta de Andalucía (grant FQM-3685).


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Commit to memory: Whereas combinational logic devices are indifferent with respect to the history of input application, sequential logic is related to a memory function. A proof-of-principle of the sequential logic concept at the molecular level was demonstrated recently with a surface-confined osmium complex (see picture). This is an important conceptual advance toward molecular information processing.