Final Program


December 10-14, 2000
Aston Keauhou Beach Resort
78-6740 Alii Drive
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 96740
1-808-322-3441 -- Fax: 1-808-322-3117

Conference Co-Chairs:
Dr. Mark Ratner
Northwestern University
Dr. Ari Aviram
Dr. Vladimiro Mujica
Universidad Central de Venezuela

United Engineering Foundation, Inc.
Three Park Avenue, 27th Floor
New York, NY 10016-5902
Phone: 1-212-591-7836 Fax: 1-212-591-7441 ---

The United Engineering Foundation and conference organizers would like to thank the following organizations for their support of this conference:

Kraft Foods Company
National Science Foundation
United States Army Research Office
United States Office of Naval Research

Sunday, December 10, 2000

17:00 - 18:15 Conference Registration

18:15 - 19:15 Dinner

19:15 - 19:30 Welcoming Remarks
Mark Ratner, Conference Co-chair

Chair: Mark Ratner

19:30 - 20:00 David Janes, Helen McNally, Stephen Howell, Supriyo Datta and
Ronald Reifenberger
Purdue University, USA
Surface Potentials of Organic Molecules on Metal and Semiconductor Surfaces: Characterization and Analysis of Effective Band Line-Ups

20:00 - 20:30 Phaedon Avouris, Philip Collins, Kun Liu, Richard Martel and
Mark Hersam
IBM Research Division, T.J. Watson Research Center, USA
Carbon Nanotubes: Quantum Transport Mechanisms and Functional Transistors

20:30 - 21:00 Jeffrey R. Reimers, Warren A. Hough, Maxwell J. Crossley and
Noel S. Hush
School of Chemistry, University of Sidney, AUSTRALIA
Lachlan E. Hall
Molecular Electronics Research, AUSTRALIA
Modelling Electrode - Single Molecule - Electrode Conduction

21:00 - 21:30 Teri Wang Odom, Jin-Lin Huang and Charles M. Lieber
Harvard University, USA
Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes: From Fundamental Properties to New Device Concepts

21:30 - 23:00 Reception

Monday, December 11, 2000

07:00 - 08:15 Breakfast Buffet

Chair: Noel Hush

08:30 - 09:00 Dominique Vuillaume, J. Collet, S. Lenfant, O. Bouloussa, F. Rondelez,
K. Kham, v. Van-Tran and C. Chevrot
Electron Transport in Monolayers of Sigma/PI Heterostructures

09:00 - 09:30 Eldon Emberly and George Kirczenow
NEC Research Institute, USA
Charging Effects, Forces and Conduction in Molecular Wire Systems

09:30 - 10:00 Matthias H. Hettler and Herbert Schoeller
Institut fur Nanotechnologie Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, GERMANY
Nonlinear transport through a nanoscale molecule

10:00 - 10:30 H. Suzuki, S. Berner, M. Brunner, H. Yanagi, D. Schlettwein,
B. Baumeister, H. Rauscher, F. J. Himpsel, K. Müller, T.A. Jung and
H.J. Güntherodt
Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, GERMANY
Single Molecular Mechanics and Electronics of Individual Molecules at Contacting Interfaces

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break

Chair: Ari Aviram

11:00 - 11:30 Luisa De Cola
Universiteit van Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS
Molecular Wires Containing Metal Complexes

11:30 - 12:00 Klaus Richter, Giorgos Fagas and Gianaurelio Cuniberti
Max-Planck-Institute for the Physics and Complex Systems, GERMANY
Electron Transport in Nanotube-Molecular Wire Hybrids

12:00 - 12:30 Sophia N. Yaliraki
Imperial College of Science, Technology & Medicine, Department of Chemistry, UNITED KINGDOM
Structure and Transport in Binary Mixtures of Self-Assembled Monolayers

12:30 - 13:00 Kurt V. Mikkelsen
Department of Chemistry, University of Copenhagen, DENMARK
Optical Properties of Molecules and Nanostructures

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch

14:00 - 18:30 Ad hoc sessions and/or free time

18:30 - 19:30 Dinner

Chair: Vladimiro Mujica

19:30 - 20:00 Mark C Hersam
Northwestern University, USA
Nathan P. Guisinger and Joseph W. Lyding
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Direct Measurement of the Electronic Properties of Individual Molecules Using Scanning Tunneling Microscopy and Spectroscopy

20:00 - 20:30 Douglas Thomson, D.R. Oliver, A. Pu, G.E. Bridges
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Manitoba, CANADA
Time and Frequency Domain Dielectric Measurements Using Heterodyned Electrostatic Forces with the Potential for Molecular Scale Resolution

20:30 - 21:00 Eduard I. Zenkevich, Sergei M. Bachilo and Alexander M. Shulga
Institute of Molecular and Atomic Physics, National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, RUSSIA
Ulrich Rempel, Andreas Willert and Christian von Borczyskowski
University of Technology Chemnitz, GERMANY
Photoinduced Electron Transfer Between Porphyrinic Subunits in Artificial Self-Organized Complexes

21:00 - 23:00 Discussion and Social Hour

Tuesday, December 12, 2000

07:00 - 08:15 Breakfast Buffet

Session 5 - DEVICES / DESIGN I
Chair: Hans Wolf

08:30 - 09:00 Ross Rinaldi, E. Branca, R. Cingolani, R. Di Felice, E. Molinari,
S. Masiero, G.P. Spada, G. Gottarelli and A. Barbesi
Istituto Nazionale per la Fisica della Materia and Department of Innovation Engineering, University of Leece, ITALY
Hybrid Electronic Devices Based on Modified DNA Nuclosides (Deoxiguanosine)

09:00 - 09:30 Sokrates Pantelides, M. Di Ventra
Department of Physics and Astronomy, Vanderbilt University, USA
N.D. Lang
IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, USA
Ab initio simulations of transport in molecular devices.

09:30 - 10:00 Yasuo Wada
Advanced Research Laboratory, Hitashi, Ltda., JAPAN
Prospects for Single Molecule Information Processing Devices for the Next Paradigm

10:00 - 10:30 James C. Ellenbogen
The MITRE Corporation, USA
Requirements and Designs for Molecular Computer Architectures that Incorporate Gain Producing Elements

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break

Chair: Mark Reed

11:00 - 11:30 M. Mayor, M. Büschel, J. Daub, K.M. Fromm and J. -M. Lehn
Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH, Institut für Nanotechnologie, GERMANY
Electron Transfer Through Bridging Molecular Structures

11:30 - 12:00 Deepak Srivastava
NASA Ames Research Center, USA
Madhu Menon, Antonis Andriotis and George Froudakis
University of Crete, GREECE
Electronic Transport in H Adsorbed and 3-Terminal 'Y' Junction Nanotubes

12:00 - 12:30 Yongqiang Xue12 and Supriyo Datta1
1School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University 2Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University
Charge Transfer, Electrostatic Potential Profile and Transmission in Molecular Electronic Devices: A First-Principles Based Matrix Green's Function Approach

12:30 - 13:00 Avik W. Ghosh, Prashant Damle, Ferdows Zahid, Titash Rakshit and
Supriyo Datta
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University, USA
Deepak Singh and Robert R. Birge
Department of Chemistry, University of Connecticut, USA
Conductance Gaps and Current Switching in Molecular Conductors

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch

14:00 - 18:30 Ad hoc Sessions and/or free time

18:30 - 19:30 Dinner

Chair: Ellen Moons

19:30 - 20:00 Charles P. Collier
UCLA, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, USA
MOL-RAM: Molecular-Based Cross-Point Switching and Memory

20:00 - 20:30 Jia Chen and M.A. Reed
Yale University, USA
Molecular Wires, Switches and Memories

20:30 - 21:00 Kazumi Matsushige
Kyoto University, JAPAN
Nano-scale Polarization Switching in Ferroelectric Molecular Films by SPM

21:00 - 21:30 Alexander Onipko, Lyuba Malysheva and Karl-Fredrik Berggren
Department of Physics, Linkoping University, SWEDEN
Tunneling Through A Tilted Tight-Binding Band

21:30 - 23:00 Discussion and Social Hour

Wednesday, December 13, 2000

07:00 - 08:15 Breakfast Buffet

Chair: Abraham Nitzan

08:30 - 09:00 Shlomo Yitzchaik
Department of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, ISRAEL
The MLE Route to Molecular Electronics

09:00 - 09:30 So-Jung Park, Anne A. Lazarides and Chad A. Mirkin
Department of Chemistry and Center for Nanofabrication and Molecular Self Assembly, Northwestern University, USA
Paul W. Brazis and Carl R. Kannewurf
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Northwestern University, USA
The Electrical Properties of Gold Nanoparticle Assembly Linked by DNA

09:30 - 10:00 Yong Chen, Douglas A. A. Ohlberg, Xuema Li, Sang-Ho Kim,
Dunkan Stewart and R. Stanley Williams
Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, USA
Nanoscale Molecular Electronic Memory Devices

10:00 - 10:30 Maxwell J. Crossley, Noel Hush, Jeffrey R. Reimers and
Warren A. Hough
School of Chemistry, University of Sydney, AUSTRALIA
Yasuo Wada
Advances Research Laboratory, Hitachi Ltd., JAPAN
Oligoporphyrin Molecular Wires in Mixed Self-Assembled Monolayers

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break

Chair: Marya Lieberman

11:00 - 11:30 Dvira Segal and Abraham Nitzan
School of Chemistry, Tel-Aviv University, ISRAEL
Tunneling and Thermal Activation in Molecular Conductors

11:30 - 12:00 James P. Parakka, Robert R. Schumaker
California Molecular Electronics Corporation, USA
Brenda S. Kesler
San Jose State University, USA
John D. Thoburn
Santa Clara University, USA
Molecular-Based Chiroptical Dipole Switches

12:00 - 12:30 Heiko B. Weber, J. Reichert, R. Ochs, D. Beckmann, Marcel Mayor
Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, Institute of Nanotechnology, GERMANY
H. v. Löhneysen
Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, Institute of solid state physics and
University of Karlsruhe, Physical Institute
Experimental Investigation of Transport Through Single Conjugated Molecules

12:30 - 13:00 Vladimiro Mujica and Mark A. Ratner
Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University, USA
Current-Voltage Characteristics of Tunneling Molecular Junctions for Off-Resonance Injection

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch

14:30 - 16:30 Discussion with Posters and Computers

19:00 - 21:30 Luau

Thursday, December 14, 2000

07:00 - 08:15 Breakfast Buffet

Chair: George Kirczenow

08:30 - 09:00 Craig S. Lent, Marya Lieberman and Gregory L. Snider
University of Notre Dame, Electrical Engineering, USA
Molecular Quantum-Dot Cellular Automata

09:00 - 09:30 Alexander L. Burin, Yuri A. Berlin and Mark A. Ratner
Northwestern University, Department of Chemistry, USA
Semiclassical Theory of Tunneling for Particles Interacting With Media

09:30 - 10:00 Kwan Kim, Sang Woo Han and Tai Hwan Ha
Seoul National University, School of Chemistry, KOREA
Electrochemical and Vibrational Spectroscopic Characterization of Self-Assembled Monolayers of 1,1'-Disustituted Ferrocene Derivatives on Gold

10:00 - 10:30 P.E. Kornilovich, A.M. Bratkovsky
Hewlett-Packard Labs, USA
Strong Orientation Dependence of Conductance in Some Molecular Films

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break

Chair: Mark Ratner

11:00 - 11:30 James J. Marek, Jr.
California Molecular Electronics Corp.
Molecular-Based Chiroptical Dipole Switches

11:30 - 12:00 Dirk G. Kurth
Max-Planck-Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, GERMANY
Metallosupramolecular Coordination Polyelectrolytes: Potential Building Blocks for Supramolecular Devices

12:00 - 13:00 Conference wrap-up and discussions

13:00 Lunch and conference adjournment

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