Photonically Switched Molecular Logic Devices

Joakim Andréasson, Devens Gust

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Abstract

Photochromic molecules are bistable chromophores wherein the interconversions between the two states are triggered by exposure to light of different wavelengths. Hence, they are considered as potential candidates to be used as all-photonic molecular logic devices. This chapter describes our proof-of-principle realizations of photochromically controlled logic functions, from basic on-off switches via Boolean logic gates to the implementation of small logic circuits such as the half-adder/half-subtractor, multiplexer/demultiplexer, and encoder/decoder.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMolecular and Supramolecular Information Processing
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Molecular Switches to Logic Systems
PublisherWiley-VCH
Pages53-78
Number of pages26
ISBN (Print)9783527331956
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 25 2013

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Keywords

  • All-photonic
  • Electron transfer
  • Energy transfer
  • Functional integration
  • Molecular logic devices
  • Photochromic molecules
  • Photoswitches
  • Porphyrins
  • Reconfiguration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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Andréasson, J., & Gust, D. (2013). Photonically Switched Molecular Logic Devices. In Molecular and Supramolecular Information Processing: From Molecular Switches to Logic Systems (pp. 53-78). Wiley-VCH. https://doi.org/10.1002/9783527645442.ch4