Paul Weiss, Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Physics at Penn State, discusses molecular switches and other technologies. Weiss is noted for his work on self-assembled monolayers, molecular rulers, molecular switches, and microdisplacement printing. He holds 14 US patents in nanotechnology.
Molecular electronics researches the use of molecules as functional device elements. It could provide faster, low power devices for NASA's space exploration missions. This movie shows the self assembly of small molecules on gold substrates and their electronic transport behavior studied by a scanning tunelling microscope.
IBM researchers detail a significant milestone in the quest to send information between multiple cores - or 'brains' - on a chip using pulses of light through silicon, instead of electrical signals on wires.