PRELIMINARY PROGRAM

Molecular Electronics -
Science and Technology

December 14 - 18, 1997
Wyndham Palmas del Mar Resort & Villas
170 Candelero Drive
Humacao, Puerto Rico 00791
Phone: 1-787-852-6680
Fax: 1-787-852-6602

Conference Chair:
Ari Aviram
IBM

Conference Co-Chair:
Mark Ratner
Northwestern University

Engineering Foundation Conferences
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Phone: 1-212-705-7836; Fax: 1-212-705-7441

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Sunday, December 14, 1997

3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Registration

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. DINNER

7:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. Welcoming Addresses

SESSION 1: Molecular Electronic Components
Session Chair: Professor Jeff R. Reimers

7:45 p.m. - 8:15 p.m. Chemical Control of Porphyrin-Based Molecular Switches
Professor Noel S. Hush

8:15 p.m. - 8:45 p.m. Wires Incoherence, Scattering and Conductance
Professor Mark A. Ratner

8:45 p.m. - 9:15 p.m. Unimolecular Rectification in Hexadecylquiolinium Tricyanoquinodimethide
Professor Robert M. Metzger

9:20 p.m. - 10:20 p.m. Social Hour

Monday, December 15, 1997

7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. BREAKFAST

SESSION 2 Molecular Switches for Molecular Electronics
Session Chair: Professor Noel S. Hush

8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Chemical Control of Pyridinone - Based Color Switches
Professor Jeff R. Reimers

8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Computational Studies of Molecular - Scale Wires, Interconnects & Devices
Professor Jorge Seminario

9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Chemical Approaches of Molecular Switches
Professor Jean-Pierre Launay

9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. The Effect of Electric Fields on Double Well Potential Molecules
Dr. Ari Aviram

10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. COFFEE BREAK

SESSION 3: Molecular Wires
Session Chair: Professor James M. Tour

10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Conductance Measurements of Single Molecule Systems
Professor Mark A. Reed

11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Carbon Nanotubules as Molecular Quantum Wires
Professor Cees Dekker

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon Molecular Wires
Professor Supriyo Datta

12:00 noon - 12:30 p.m. Electron Transport Through Organic Molecules Isolated or Organized in Monomolecular Films
Professor Paul S. Weiss

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. LUNCH

1:30 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. Ad hoc Sessions and/or Free Time

6:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. DINNER

SESSION 4: Molecular Wires
Session Chair: Dr. Yasuo Wada

7:30 p.m. - 7:55 p.m. Ultrathin Wires With Near Atomic Diameters
Professor Yuri A. Kumzerov

7:55 p.m. - 8:20 p.m. Transport Through Single Nanotubules and Junctions
Dr. M.P. Anantram

8:20 p.m. - 8:45 p.m. Carbon Nanotubules: Molecular Electronic Heterojunctions and Doping
Dr. Deepak Srivastava

8:45 p.m. - 9:10 p.m. Nanoscale Metal / Self Assembled Monolayer / Metal, Heterostructures
Dr. C. Zhou

9:15 p.m. - 10:15 p.m. SOCIAL HOUR

Tuesday, December 16, 1997

7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. BREAKFAST

SESSION 5: Nanolithography and Self - Assembly
Session Chair: Professor Mark A. Reed

8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Microcolumn Arrays for High Throughput Nanolithography
Dr. T.H. Philip Chang

8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Nanolithography
Professor Harold G. Craighead

9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Strategies for Self-Assembly of Molecular - Based Devices
Professor David Allara

9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Self - Assembled Single Electron Tunneling Devices Professor H. S. Magnus Persson

10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. COFFEE BREAK

SESSION 6: Synthetic Methods for Molecular Electronics
Session Chair: Professor Robert M. Metzger

10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Molecular Scale Electronics - Synthesis and Testing
Professor James M. Tour

11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Macromolecular and Supramolecular Architectures for Molecular Electronics
Professor Klaus Muellen

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon Molecular Wires
Professor Andre' Gourdon

12:00 noon - 12:30 p.m. Drafting Molecular Properties on Conducting and Semi - Conducting Surfaces
Professor Abraham Shanzer

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. LUNCH

1:30 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. Ad hoc Sessions and/or Free Time

6:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. DINNER

SESSION 7: Molecular Switches and Conductors
Session Chair: Professor Christian Joachim

7:30 p.m. - 7:55 p.m. Supramolecular Switches
Dr. Alexander P. Pol

7:55 p.m. - 8:20 p.m. Self Assembly and Molecular Manipulation of DNA Molecules by STM / AFM
Professor Tomoji Kawai

8:20 p.m. - 8:45 p.m. Theory of Electrical Conduction Through A Molecule
Professor George Kirczenow

8:45 p.m. - 9:20 p.m. POSTER SESSION

9:20 p.m. - 10:20 p.m. SOCIAL HOUR

Wednesday, December 17, 1997

7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. BREAKFAST

SESSION 8: Molecular Devices
Session Chair: Dr. James K. Gimzewski

8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Is There a Minimum Size and Maximum Speed for A Nanoscale Molecular Amplifier?
Professor Christian Joachim

8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Atom Electronics: A Proposal for Atom / Molecule Switching Device
Dr. Yasuo Wada

9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Single Molecule Mechanics: Towards an Electronic Circuit Operating in a Tunnel Junction
Dr. James K. Gimzewski

9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Interfaced Molecules: The Importance of Conformational Factors in Molecular Electronic Devices
Dr. T. A. Jung

10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. COFFEE BREAK

SESSION 9: Techniques and Concepts for Molecular Electronics
Session Chair: Professor T.H. Philip Chang

10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Non - Conventional Tunneling Phenomena for Local Surface Characterization
Professor Yishay Manassen

11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Single Molecule Detection and Spectroscopy by Surface - Enhanced Raman Scattering
Professor Shuming Nie

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon Nanoscopic Molecular Memories
Professor Kazumi Matsushige

12:00 noon - 12:30 p.m. The Mott FET - A Nanoscopic Switch
Professor Dennis M. Newns

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. LUNCH

1:30 p.m. - TRIP TO OLD SAN JUAN, SHOPPING SPREE, DINNER, FOLKLORE BALLET

Thursday, December 18, 1997

7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. BREAKFAST

SESSION 10: Molecular Photonics
Session Chair: Professor David Allara

8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Molecular Photodiode
Professor Masamichi Fujihira

8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Electronic Interaction Between Ultrathin Molecular Films and Substrates of Different Nature
Professor H.C. Wolf

9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Protein - Based Volumetric Memories and Associative Processors
Professor Robert R. Birge

9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Nature or Nurture? Environmental Effects on Molecular Response in Crystals of CHI3, S8
Professor Robert W. Munn

10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. COFFEE BREAK

SESSION 11: Future Trends
Session Chair: Professor Mark A. Ratner

10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Taxonomy of Molecular Electronics - A Structured Review
Dr. James C. Ellenbogen

11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Discussion

11:45 a.m. - 12:00 noon Summary and Concluding Remarks

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. LUNCH AND ADJOURNMENT

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