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Computing Inside a Single Molecule Using Atomic Scale Technologies

Objective

In 3 years, Pico-inside will develop (1) the architecture, (2) the atomic scale technology and (3) the chemistry to explore and quantify intramolecular resources for integrating much more than a single logic gate inside a single molecule.

Five very recent breakthroughs are fully exploited by Pico-Insiders. (1) The theoretical demonstration that intramolecular quantum evolution based on the non-stationary mixing of large molecule quantum states can perform digital operations. (2) The new intramolecular mesh and node circuit rules for large molecules whose internal chemical structure is similar to a standard electronic circuit architecture. (3) The experimental demonstration that the electronic contact between a single molecular wire and its contacting atomic pad requires 0.05 nm precision. (4) The atomic resolution now obtained by a non-contact UHV-AFM on insulating surfaces and by low temperature UHV-STM on insulator on metal systems. (5) the progresses of organic chemists to design and synthesise large multi-functional molecules adapted to surface performances at the atomic scale.

Pico-Inside integrates the necessary groups to explore new architecture concepts with Fujitsu Europe. LT-UHV-STM and NC-UHV AFM offer a complete and true access to the atomic scale for interconnects with IBM and Omicron. This includes nano-stencil contact experiments, the necessary chemistry labs task force and the required theoretical group to support the architecture, the molecular design and the analysis of Pico-Inside nanoscale experiences. This integration is completed by a true will to create and diffuse original roadmaps to a large community around Pico-Inside towards mono-molecular computing and atomic scale technologies.

Coordinator

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE (CNRS)
Address
29 Rue J. Marvig
31055 Toulouse
France

Participants (13)

AARHUS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
Address
Ny Munkegade
DK-8000 Aarhus C
FREIE UNIVERSITAET BERLIN
Germany
Address
Arnimallee 14
14195 Berlin
FUJITSU SYSTEMS (EUROPE) LIMITED
France
Address
8, Rue Maryse Hilsz
31500 Toulouse
FUNDACIO PRIVADA INSTITUT CATALA D'INVESTIGACIO QUIMICA (ICIQ)
Spain
Address
Av. Països Catalans, S/n
43007 Tarragona
FUNDACION PHANTOMS
Spain
IBM RESEARCH GMBH
Switzerland
KING'S COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
Address
The Strand
WC2R 2LS London
OMICRON NANOTECHNOLOGY GMBH
Germany
Address
Limburger Str. 75
65232 Taunusstein
UNIVERSITAET BASEL
Switzerland
Address
Klingelbergstr. 82
4056 Basel
UNIVERSITAET OSNABRUECK
Germany
Address
Barbarastraße 7
49076 Osnabrück
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
Address
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London
UNIWERSYTET JAGIELLONSKI
Poland
Address
Reymonta 4
30-059 Krakow
USTAV ORGANICKE CHEMIE A BIOCHEMIE - AKADEMIE VED CESKE REPUBLIKY
Czechia
Address

Basel