Molecules, semiconductors, light and information: Towards future sensing and computing paradigms
Review article, 2018

Over the last few years we have witnessed a great progress in the research devoted to unconventional computing - an unorthodox approach to information handling. It includes both novel algorithms and computing paradigms as well as completely new elements of circuitry: whole organisms (e.g., Physarum species), DNA, enzymes, various biomolecules, molecular and nanoparticulate materials. One of the biggest challenges in this field is the realisation of in-materio computing - i.e., the utilisation of properties of pristine materials, instead of high-tech structures - for advanced information processing. In this review we present recent achievements in the design of logic devices (binary, ternary and fuzzy) implemented in molecular and nanoscale components, photoelectrochemical chemosensing, photoactive memristive devices and reservoir computing systems. A common denominator for all these devices is the involvement of molecular species, semiconducting nanoparticles and light in information processing. (C) 2018 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Molecular logic devices

Photoelectrochemistry

Memristive systems

Chemical sensing

Reservoir computing

Author

Kacper Pilarczyk

AGH University of Science and Technology

Ewelina Wlazlak

Jagiellonian University in Kraków

AGH University of Science and Technology

Dawid Przyczyna

AGH University of Science and Technology

Jagiellonian University in Kraków

Andrzej Blachecki

AGH University of Science and Technology

Agnieszka Podborska

AGH University of Science and Technology

Vasileios Athanasiou

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Electronics Material and Systems Laboratory

Zoran Konkoli

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Electronics Material and Systems Laboratory

Konrad Szacilowski

AGH University of Science and Technology

Coordination Chemistry Reviews

0010-8545 (ISSN)

Vol. 365 23-40

Reservoir Computing with Real-time Data for future IT (RECORD-IT)

European Commission (EC), 2015-09-01 -- 2018-08-31.

Subject Categories

Media and Communication Technology

Other Computer and Information Science

Computer Science

DOI

10.1016/j.ccr.2018.03.018

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