Ultrafast Cluster Electronics

Next Bi Future  April 12, 2019 Researchers in Japan combined quantum chemical and molecular dynamic calculations to predict how clusters of molecules behave and interact over time providing critical insight for future electronics. They used their method to predict the changes in a computer-simulated cluster of benzene molecules over time. When light is applied to the T-shaped benzene clusters, they reorganize themselves into a single stack; an interaction known as pi-stacking. This modification from one shape to another changes the cluster’s electrical conductivity, making it act like an on-off switch. They simulated the addition of a molecule of water to […]