SPANISH SCIENTISTS CONNECT FOR THE FIRST TIME A MOLECULAR DEVICE FORMED BY A SINGLE MOLECULE, USING GRAPHENE WIRES
Scientists from CiQUS, CIC nanoGUNE, Donostia International Physics Center (DIPC), and the Center for Materials Physics (CFM) create the tiniest 'connected' magnetic device, made up of a single molecule.
A molecule can behave like the smallest component of an electronic system. With this premise, research in the field of molecular electronics has endeavored in recent years to develop new approaches that approach the long-awaited goal of ensuring that molecules can be used as electronic components endowed with logic.
This news fills us with pride and emotion for two reasons:
1º Because it represents the first step towards the future of molecular computers, which would mean a quantum advance in the development of computing in the XNUMXst century.
2º Because all the centers involved in this research are all SIE clients and have calculation or HPC equipment and storage cabinets, developed and installed by SIE. The SIE Ladón equipment is focused on scientific calculation.
In recent years, nanotechnology has led to an impressive evolution, with infinite applications, mainly in fields of application such as electronics (as in the case of this news), the environment (for the neutralization of contaminants) and medicine ( in the possible cure of cancer).
You can read this full article at Spanish or in English, in the journal Science Advances.