Worlds Smallest Nanoscale Diode Has Been Developed by Georgia and BGU University Researchers [ Current News (Concise) ]
Researchers of Georgia and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) have developed the world’s smallest nanoscale diode or molecular rectifier which will affect the development of molecular electronic devices in future.
- It has size of single particle and eases electronic current flow in one direction.
About development of nanoscale:
- Researchers acquired a single DNA molecule made from 11 base pairs and linked it to an electronic circuit just a few nano meters in size.
- And then after when the current was passed through this particle, it continued electrically neutral and didn’t show any changes.
- And they injected layers of a particle called coralyne between layers of electrically active made DNA and the behavior of the circuit showing necessary characteristics of a nano diode.
- Implication: It will be very helpful in the design and construction of nano-scale electronic elements that are at least 1, 000 times smaller than current components in future.
What are diodes?
- “Diodes are electronic devices that allow current to move through it in one direction with far greater ease but not another. ”
- The semiconductor diode is a modern electronics circuit design in the most common diodes, even though other diode technologies exist.
- For moving current around a lot of common electronics, and are printed by the millions onto modern-day silicon chips diodes are responsible.
- Published on: April 8, 2016