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Bacteriorhodopsin - the basis of molecular superfast nanoelectronics

Samoilovich, M. I. and Belyanin, A. F. and Grebennikov, E. P. and Guriyanov, A. V. (2002) Bacteriorhodopsin - the basis of molecular superfast nanoelectronics. Nanotechnology, 13 (6). pp. 763-767.

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We give some perspectives on the possibilities for application of the bacteriorhodopsin (BR) molecule in the development of nanoelectronic devices in conjunction with photonic crystals--materials with inhibited photonic band. This involves the use of a single BR molecule by 'changing' the photon gradient formation with externally initiated electric fields, preserving the mechanisms of negative reverse communication, or the use of an intermolecular mechanism of photo transitions and dependence on the electric field. Greatly enhanced optical responses, linear and nonlinear, in metal nanocomposites and nanodiamond containing nanoscale surface features have been intensively studied in recent years. These results foreshadow fascinating possibilities for linear and nonlinear local spectroscopy of single molecules. Use of photonic crystals (at present the only technologically realized three-dimensional photonic crystals are the opal matrices) suggests the possible application of a number of physical phenomena.

Item Type:Article
ID Code:669
Deposited By:Prof. Alexey Ivanov
Deposited On:16 Mar 2009 10:41
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