Worlds Smallest Nanoscale Diode Has Been Developed by Georgia and BGU University Researchers


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.

 worlds smallest nanoscale

worlds smallest nanoscale

worlds smallest nanoscale developed by researchers

  • 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/Last Modified on: April 8, 2016