1990’s: Single Molecule Devices.
New imaging and manipulation techniques
Advanced synthetic and characterization techniques
Advances in Self-Assembly »» Macroscopic/Supramolecular Chemistry
These developments have finally allowed scientists to address the question:
“How can molecules be synthesized and assembled into structures that function in the same way as solid state silicon electronic devices how can these structures be integrated with the macroscopic regime?”
Molecules as Electronic Devices: Historical Perspective