Storage and Processing of Information Using Molecules: The All-Photonic Approach with Simple and Multi-Photochromic Switches
Review article, 2013

The use of photochromes for the implementation of molecular logic operations is a very promising approach toward molecular computing. This statement is based on a) the possibility of operating such molecular devices exclusively with photonic signals and b) spatiotemporally and remotely controlled switching, which is characteristic for photochromes. Herein, a brief overview of the application of simple photochromes and multi-photochromic conjugates for the small-scale functional integration of complicated logic circuits is given. This complements and extends efforts to design molecular photochromic memories for data storage described by many research groups worldwide.

half-adder

memory

fluorescence

switches

logic gate

nondestructive

molecular devices

readout

unimolecular platform

photochromism

system

fluorescence

keypad lock

electron-transfer

d-flip-flop

logic gates

Author

Joakim Andreasson

Chalmers, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Physical Chemistry

U. Pischel

University of Huelva

Israel Journal of Chemistry

0021-2148 (ISSN)

Vol. 53 5 236-246

Photochromic Systems for Solid State Molecular Electronic Devices and Light-Activated Cancer Drugs (PHOTOCHROMES)

European Commission (EC) (203952), 2008-09-01 -- 2013-08-31.

Subject Categories

Physical Chemistry

DOI

10.1002/ijch.201300014

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