Project detail

Sustainable Design of 3D-printed Responsive Interfaces for Electrically Monitoring Bistable (Supra)Molecular Switches: Towards 3D-printed Logic Gates

Duration: 01.07.2021 — 30.06.2023

On the project

The ability of electronic devices to act as switches makes digital information processing possible. The current silicon-based semiconductor processors are fabricated according to a top-down principle. However, the need to scale down in the size of such electronic devices has prompted the search for molecule-based information processing components (Molecular Electronics), such as switching memories, sensors and logic gates. Concretely, within the past two decades, developments in Nanotechnology have shown the capabilities of molecules to perform some of the computational logic functions - relating to the concept of logical zeros (0) and ones (1) binary code - achieved in mainstream semiconductor technology. Molecular logic gates differ from the currently used semiconductor elements by small size, multifunctional nature and variability of input and output signals. Nonetheless, the transition of logic elements from mostly optical means for reading output signals to electronic transduction tools would be beneficial for developing many novel logic elements for information processing, (bio)sensing and actuation. Accordingly, the design, construction and miniaturization of molecular electronic systems capable of performing complex logic functions is a current challenge.

3D printing technology, responsive interfaces, molecular switches, electrodes, logic gates



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People responsible

Muñoz Martin Jose Maria, Dr. - principal person responsible


Future Energy and Innovation
- (2020-09-09 - not assigned)

Funding resources

Evropská unie - Horizon 2020

- whole funder (2021-04-12 - not assigned)