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IMPRS Seminar: Constructing a Single Molecule-Machinery?

Date
Sep 11, 2019
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Speaker
Christian Joachim
Affiliation
CEMES - CNRS
Series
IMPRS-MPSSE Seminar
Language
en
Main Topic
Physik
Other Topics
Physik
Description
C. Joachim, Nanoscience Group
Pico-Lab, CEMES-CNRS, Toulouse (France)
WPI MANA-NIMS, Tsukuba (Japan)

After the Blaise Pascal's calculating clock, the vacuum lamps calculators, the computers lithographed on the surface of a silicon crystal, what about embedding all or parts of an electronic calculator on a single molecule and more practically atom by atom at the surface of a large electronic gap semi-conductor? Even mechanical machinery like a train of gears, a motor or a car may be one day fully miniaturized down to the end of the material world on a single molecule?
We will show how the idea of for example molecular electronics explored for over 30 years and boosted in 1987 by the 1981 invention of the scanning tunneling microscope had introduced a plethora of questions (The same a bit latter for single molecule mechanics starting in 1998): Are there enough quantum resources in a single molecule 1 nm in size to make a machine or the elementary parts of a nanoscale machine? Can quantum physics provides enough technological paths for exchanging energy and information with one and always the same molecule deposited on a surface? Does synthetic Chemistry allows for enlarging enough the molecule chemical structure so that it becomes a calculator or a motor by itself without reaching the size up of a protein by elementary function?

Last modified: Aug 16, 2019, 10:06:20 PM

Location

Max-Planck-Institut für Physik komplexer SystemeNöthnitzer Straße3801187Dresden
Phone
+ 49 (0)351 871 0
E-Mail
MPI-PKS
Homepage
http://www.mpipks-dresden.mpg.de

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Max-Planck-Institut für Physik komplexer SystemeNöthnitzer Straße3801187Dresden
Phone
+ 49 (0)351 871 0
E-Mail
MPI-PKS
Homepage
http://www.mpipks-dresden.mpg.de
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