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Based on a simple circuit model of a tunneling phase logic (TPL) element that is driven by a sinusoidal voltage source and biased by a DC voltage source, we present simulations of operations in cellular nonlinear networks (CNN) that could potentially be used to perform general computations in 2D arrays of simple, locally connected nanoscale devices. Some(More)
The bottom-up spatial organization of potential nanoelectronic components is a key intermediate step in the development of molecular electronics. We describe robust three-space-spanning DNA motifs that are used to organize nanoparticles in two dimensions. One strand of the motif ends in a gold nanoparticle; only one DNA strand is attached to the particle.(More)
A method for laying out arrays of components in programmable 2D arrangements with nanometer-scale precision is needed for the manufacture of high density nanoelectronic circuitry. We report programmed self-assembly of gold prototype nanoelectronic components into closely packed rows with precisely defined inter-row spacings by in situ hybridization of(More)
Negative differential resistance ͑NDR͒ is reported for a bilayer molecular junction. The system is comprised of a Hg–alkanethiol//arenethiol–Au bilayer molecular junction formed by bringing into contact a tetradecanethiol self-assembled monolayer ͑SAM͒-coated drop of Hg with the surface of an oligo͑phenylene-ethynylene͒ SAM on Au. Persistent, reproducible(More)
Regular 2D arrays of multiple types of nanocomponents were constructed by self-assembly to DNA scaffolding with alternating rows of sequence-encoded hybridization sites. Different-sized Au particles coated with DNA complementary to one of the sites were bound to the scaffolding, producing alternating rows of the two nanocomponents with a 32-nm inter-row(More)
The conti nued scali ng of integ rated circu it techn ology at its curre nt Moore s Law rate could lead to circu its conta ining over a billi on trans istors with 20 nanom eter featu res by the year 2015. While the progr ess in elect ronics thus far has relie d on the scali ng of trans istors and on an incre asingly compl ex maze of inter connecting wires ,(More)
We report the self-assembly of metallic nanoparticle arrays using DNA crystals as a programmable molecular scaffolding. Gold nanoparticles, 1.4 nm in diameter, are assembled in two-dimensional arrays with interparticle spacings of 4 and 64 nm. The nanoparticles form precisely integrated components, which are covalently bonded to the DNA scaffolding. These(More)
Experimental results on the electrical characteristics of Hg-alkanethiol/ arenethiol-Au molecular junctions are used to develop a physical model for the hysteretic negative-differential resistance ͑NDR͒ for these, and possibly other, metal-molecule-metal junctions. The dependence of the room-temperature current-voltage characteristic on sweep direction and(More)