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1Department of Chemistry, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Little Rock, AR 72204; email: email@example.com
2Department of Physics, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 23284; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
3Chemical and Analytical Sciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN 37831; email: [a] email@example.com or [b] firstname.lastname@example.org
This is an abstract for a talk to be given at the Fifth Foresight Conference on Molecular Nanotechnology.
Nanomolecules represent the ultimate in miniaturization and will facilitate
a revolution in engineering, chemistry, medicine, computer technology, and
many other fields. The specific molecules we have studied are various
substituted poly(phenylene vinylenes) and modifications to these molecules.
We have simulated these molecules to determine the best candidate for
synthesis. We also modeled several different molecules which can be
"coupled" to our nanogenerator molecule for the extraction of useful
energy. Studies of several conductive polymers have been conducted
including poly(phenylene vinylene), polyaniline and polycroconaine.
Successfully coupling several nanogenerator molecules in a particular
architecture, can lead to a design of the ultimate computer using
these"logic circuits molecules". By tailoring the composition and geometry
of these nanogenerator molecules, different excitation frequencies can be
used to excite different parts of the CPU of a nanocomputer, similar to
the way different stimuli excite different parts of a human brain. The
possibilities are enormous because we would have a totally different way to
program a "nanocomputer" relative to the traditional way current computers
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