Advanced Materials

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21_42/2009Nanoscale Single-Crystal Circuits: Assembly of Nanoscale Organic Single-Crystal Cross-Wire Circuits (Adv. Mater. 42/2009)

Organic single-crystal circuits with versatile functions, such as inverters, NOR, and NAND gate, can be assembled by nanomechanical manipulation of nanowires of CuPc, F16CuPc and SnO2:Sb, report Thomas Bjornholm, Wenping Hu, and co-workers on p. 4234. The circuits show ultralow power consumption (40 pW per logic gate) and high voltage gain. In combination with generic “bottom-up” assembly methods developed for nanowires, this opens new opportunities in organic nanoelectronics and for highly sophisiticated integrated logic circuits

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