Definition of molecular electronics in US English:

molecular electronics

plural noun

  • treated as singular A branch of electronics in which individual molecules perform the same function as microelectronic devices such as diodes.

    • ‘They plan to study the structure of molecular layers sandwiched between two conducting surfaces, a configuration directly relevant to molecular electronics.’
    • ‘The Dutch team that crafted the world's first functioning transistor from a single carbon nanotube in 1998 has taken another major step in molecular electronics.’
    • ‘However, recent breakthroughs in molecular electronics have been announced that will extend or even accelerate density doubling well into the mid-21st century.’
    • ‘A key challenge in molecular electronics is making electrical contacts to the fragile molecules, chemical chains that are easily damaged.’
    • ‘‘Although many classes of molecules can be used for molecular electronics, only a small percentage of these have been assessed so far,’ Flood said.’