From Virtual to Physical: Integration of Chemical Logic Gates

Authors

  • Ruslan Guliyev,

    1. UNAM-Institute of Materials Science and Nanotechnology, Bilkent University, Ankara 06800 (Turkey)
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    • These authors contributed equally to this work.

  • Seyma Ozturk,

    1. Department of Chemistry, Bilkent University, 06800 Ankara (Turkey)
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    • These authors contributed equally to this work.

  • Ziya Kostereli,

    1. Department of Chemistry, Bilkent University, 06800 Ankara (Turkey)
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  • Prof. Dr. Engin U. Akkaya

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    1. UNAM-Institute of Materials Science and Nanotechnology, Bilkent University, Ankara 06800 (Turkey)
    2. Department of Chemistry, Bilkent University, 06800 Ankara (Turkey)
    • UNAM-Institute of Materials Science and Nanotechnology, Bilkent University, Ankara 06800 (Turkey)
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  • We are grateful for funding by Turkish Academy of Sciences (TUBA) and State Planning Organization (DPT). R.G. and S.O. thank TUBITAK for graduate scholarships. We also thank Bora Bilgic for his creative graphics contributions.

Abstract

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Integration by parts: Advanced information processing at the molecular level requires integrated logic gates, which has to date been possible only virtually. Now, two independently working AND molecular logic gates are brought together by “click” chemistry to form integrated logic gates which respond exactly as predicted from such an integration scheme (see picture, EET=excitation energy transfer).

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