An Overview of the First Half‐Century of Molecular Electronics

@article{Hush2003AnOO,
  title={An Overview of the First Half‐Century of Molecular Electronics},
  author={Noel S. Hush},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  year={2003},
  volume={1006}
}
  • N. Hush
  • Published 2003
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
Abstract: The seminal ideas from which molecular electronics has developed were the theories of molecular conduction advanced in the late 1940s by Robert S. Mulliken and Albert Szent‐Gyorgi. These were, respectively, the concept of donor‐acceptor charge transfer complexes and the possibility that proteins might in fact not be insulators The next two decades saw a burgeoning of experimental and theoretical work on electron transfer systems, together with a lone effort by D.D. Eley on conduction… Expand
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