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IBM Researchers Demonstrate Single-Molecule "Logic Switch" -- A Potential Building Block for Computers of the Future

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    IBM Researchers Demonstrate Single-Molecule "Logic Switch" -- A Potential Building Block for Computers of the Future

    Date added: 30 Aug 2007

    Schematic top view of the switching process that involves the two hydrogen atoms located in a cavity at the center of the molecule. Upon injection of a voltage pulse, the two hydrogen atoms change position, as indicated in the left-hand-side image. The switching does not induce any changes in the molecular framework outside the central cavity.