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Molecular Devices and Machines
Concepts and Perspectives for the Nanoworld
Second edition
by Vincenzo Balzani

Molecular Devices and Machines covers advanced research while being written in an easily understandable language accessible to any interested researcher or graduate student.

Molecular Devices and Machines discuss devices for processing:

  • electrons and electronic energy
  • memories
  • logic gates and related systems
  • molecular-scale machines


General Concepts

1. Introduction

  • Devices and Machines at the Molecular Level
  • Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
  • Supramolecular (Multicomponent) Chemistry
  • Top-Down (Large-Downward) Approach
  • Bottom-Up (Small-Upward) Approach
  • Bottom-up Molecule-by-Molecule Approach
  • Self-Organization and Covalent Synthetic Design
  • Energy and Signals
2. Processing Energy and Signals by Molecular and Supramolecular Systems

  • Molecular Electronics
  • Molecular Photonics
  • Molecular Chemionics
  • Molecular Electrophotonics
  • Molecular Electrochemionics
  • Molecular Photoelectronics
  • Molecular Photochemionics
  • Molecular Chemiophotonics
  • Molecular Chemioelectronics
  • Multiple Input/Processes
Molecular Devices for Processing Electrons and Electronic Energy

3. Fundamental Principles of Photoinduced Electron and Energy Transfer

  • Molecular and Supramolecular Photochemistry
  • Electron Transfer
  • Energy Transfer
  • Role of the Bridge
4. Wires and Related Systems

  • Conductivity Measurements
  • Electron-Transfer Processes at Electrodes
  • Wire-Type Systems Based on Photoinduced Charge Separation
  • Heterogeneous Photoinduced Electron Transfer
  • Energy Transfer
5. Switching Electron- and Energy-transfer Processes

  • Switching of Electron-Transfer Processes
  • Switching of Energy-Transfer Processes
6. Light Harvesting Antennae

  • Natural Antenna Systems
  • Dendrimers
  • Other Systems
7. Solar Energy Conversion

  • Natural Photosynthesis
  • Artificial Photosynthesis
  • Hybrid Systems
  • Conversion of Light into Electricity by Photoelectrochemical Cells
Memories, Logic Gates, and Related Systems

8. Bistable and Multistable Systems

  • Energy Stimulation
  • Bistable Systems
  • Multistable Systems

9. Logic Gates and Circuits

  • Fundamental Concepts of Logic Gates
  • Molecular Switches as Logic Gates
  • Basic Logic Gates
  • Combinational Logic Circuits
  • Sequential Logic Circuits
  • Neural-Type Systems
  • Logic Devices Based on Biomolecules
  • Heterogeneous Systems
  • Applications of Molecular Logic
Molecular-Scale Mechanical Devices, Machines, and Motors

10. Basic Principles

  • Biomolecular Machines and the Brownian Motion
  • Artificial Systems
  • Energy Supply
  • Other Features
11. Spontaneous Mechanical-Like Motions

  • Rotors
  • Cogwheels
  • Gears
  • Paddle Wheels
  • Turnstiles
  • Brakes
  • Ratchets
  • Gyroscopes and Compasses
  • Other Motions
12. Movements Related to Opening, Closing, and Translocation Functions

  • Allosteric Movements
  • Tweezers and Harpoons
  • Controlled Assembling–Disassembling of Host–Guest Systems
  • Molecular Locks
  • Translocation of Metal Ions
  • Ion Channels
13. DNA-Based Nanomachines

  • Important Features of DNA
  • Simple Conformational Switches
  • Walkers and Related Systems
  • Rotary Devices
  • Applications
14. Linear Movements

  • Natural Linear Motors
  • Threading-Dethreading Movements
  • Linear Motions in Rotaxanes
15. Rotary Motions

  • Natural Rotary Motors
  • Hybrid Rotary Motors
  • Rotary Movements in Artificial Systems
16. From Solution to Heterogeneous Systems

  • Rotary Motors on Surfaces
  • Molecular Valves
  • Molecular Muscles
  • Molecular Motion Driven by STM
  • Hybrid Bio-Nanodevices
  • Propelling Micrometer Objects
  • Changing Surface Properties
  • Threaded and Interlocked Compounds on Surfaces
  • Interlocked Compounds in Solid State Devices
Science and Society

17. The Role of Science in Our Time

  • Science Will Never End
  • A Fragile World
  • An Unsustainable Growth
  • An Unequal World
  • The Role of Scientists


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Molecular Devices and Machines
Concepts and Perspectives for the Nanoworld
Second edition
by Vincenzo Balzani

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