Molecular Electronics. From Principles to Practice. Wiley Series in Materials for Electronic & Optoelectronic Applications

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  • 544 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Molecular electronics is a fast moving and exciting subject that exploits the electronic and optoelectronic properties of organic and biological materials. Areas of application and potential application range from chemical and biochemical sensors to plastic light emitting displays.
Molecular Electronics: From Principles to Practice provides an introduction to the interdisciplinary subject of molecular electronics with detailed examples of applications. The topics covered include:

Scope of Molecular Electronics
Materials Foundations
Electrical Conductivity
Optical Phenomena
Electroactive Organic Compounds
Tools for Molecular Electronics
Thin Film Processing and Device Fabrication
Liquid Crystals and Devices
Plastic Electronics
Chemical Sensors and Actuators
Molecular–Scale Electronics
Bioelectronics

This book is aimed at final year science or engineering undergraduate students. It will also be accessible to readers from a wide range of backgrounds (from physicists, chemists, biologists, electrical engineers to materials scientists) in both industry and academia.
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Series Preface.

Preface.

Acknowledgements.

Symbols and Abbreviations.

Chapter 1: Scope of Molecular Electronics.

1.1 Introduction.

1.2 Molecular materials for electronics.

1.3 Molecular–scale electronics.

1.4 The biological world.

1.5 Future opportunities.

1.6 Conclusions.

Bibliography.

References.

Chapter 2: Materials Foundations.

2.1 Introduction.

2.2. Electronic structure.

2.3 Chemical bonding.

2.4 Bonding in organic compounds.

2.5 Crystalline and noncrystalline materials.

2.6 Polymers.

2.7 Soft matter: emulsions, foams and gels.

2.8 Diffusion.

Bibliography.

References.

Chapter 3: Electrical Conductivity.

3.1 Introduction.

3.2 Classical theory.

3.3 Energy bands in solids.

3.4 Organic compounds.

3.5 Low frequency conductivity.

3.6 Conductivity at high frequencies.

Bibliography.

References.

Chapter 4: Optical Phenomena.

4.1 Introduction.

4.2 Electromagnetic radiation.

4.4 Interaction of EM waves with organic molecules.

4.5 Transmission and reflection from interfaces.

4.6 Waveguiding.

4.7 Surface plasmons.

4.8 Photonic crystals.

Bibliography.

References.

Chapter 5: Electroactive Organic Compounds.

5.1 Introduction.

5.2 Selected topics in chemistry.

5.3 Conductive polymers.

5.4 Charge–transfer complexes.

5.5 Buckyballs and nanotubes.

5.6 Piezoelectricity, pyroelectricity and ferroelectricity.

5.7 Magnetic materials.

Bibliography.

References.

Chapter 6: Tools for Molecular Electronics.

6.1 Introduction.

6.2 Direct imaging.

6.3 X–ray reflection.

6.4 Neutron reflection.

6.5 Electron diffraction.

6.6 Infrared spectroscopy.

6.7 Surface analytical techniques.

6.8 Scanning probe microscopies.

6.9 Film thickness measurements.

Bibliography.

References.

Chapter 7: Thin Film Processing and Device Fabrication.

7.1 Introduction.

7.2. Established deposition methods.

7.3 Molecular architectures.

7.4 Nanofabrication.

Bibliography.

References.

Chapter 8: Liquid Crystals and Devices.

8.1 Introduction.

8.2 Liquid crystal phases.

8.3 Liquid crystal polymers.

8.4 Display devices.

8.5 Ferroelectric liquid crystals.

8.6 Polymer dispersed liquid crystals.

8.7 Liquid crystal lenses.

8.8 Other application areas.

Bibliography.

References.

Chapter 9: Plastic Electronics.

9.1 Introduction.

9.2 Organic diodes.

9.3 Metal–insulator–semiconductor structures.

9.4 Field effect transistors.

9.5 Integrated organic circuits.

9.6 Organic light–emitting displays.

9.7 Photovoltaic cells.

9.8 Other application areas.

Bibliography.

References.

Chapter 10: Chemical Sensors and Actuators.

10.1 Introduction.

10.2 Sensing systems.

10.3 Definitions.

10.4 Chemical sensors.

10.5 Biological olfaction.

10.6 Electronic noses.

10.7 Physical sensors and actuators.

10.8 Smart textiles and clothing.

Bibliography.

References.

Chapter 11: Molecular–Scale Electronics.

11.1 Introduction.

11.2 Nanosystems.

11.3 Engineering materials at the molecular level.

11.4 Electronic device architectures.

11.5 Molecular rectification.

11.6 Electronic switching and memory devices.

11.7 Single electron devices.

11.8 Optical and chemical switches.

11.9 Nanomagnetic systems.

11.10 Nanotube electronics.

11.11 Molecular actuation.

11.12 Logic circuits.

11.13 Computing architectures.

11.14 Quantum computing.

Bibliography.

References.

Chapter 12: Bioelectronics.

12.1 Introduction.

12.2 Biological building blocks.

12.3 Nucleotides.

12.4 Cells.

12.5 Genetic coding.

12.6 The biological membrane.

12.7 Neurons.

12.8 Biosensors.

12.9 DNA electronics.

12.10 Photobiology.

12.11 Molecular motors.

Bibliography

References.

Index.

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"The book is a very useful contribution to pedagogy in this rapidly evolving area." (The Higher Education Academy Physical Sciences Centre, December 2008)
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