Data Processing on a Unimolecular Platform


  • H.T. acknowledges support from NSFC/China (20972053) and the National Basic Research 973 Program (2006CB806200). H.T. thanks Prof. V. Balzani, Dr. D.-H. Qu, and the referees for helpful discussions and valuable comments; some sentences in the text originate from their comments and suggestions.


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En route to bits and bytes: The integration of complex logic functions within individual molecules allows data processing at the molecular level, as demonstrated by recently reported molecular encoder and decoder devices. This research on decision-making molecules has great potential for future applications and more complex computing on a functional unimolecular platform.