Molecular Transistor

Molecular Transistor
Physicists have made what they believe to be the first true single molecule transistor. 

One of the longstanding challenges in cutting edge microelectronics has been the creation of a transistor built around a single molecule. The picture above shows a scanning electron microscope image of one of the first working molecular transistors, along with an inset depicting a schematic of the molecule linked across the transistor’s gold electrodes. 

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Reporters may freely use this image. Credit format: Image courtesy of Hyunwook Song and Takhee Lee (2011).