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January 14, 2012

Proposed Full Adder Cell using Molecular Electronics

A New Full Adder Cell using Molecular Electronics (13 pages)

Due to high power consumption and difficulties with minimizing the CMOS transistor size, molecular electronics has been introduced as an emerging technology. Further, there have been noticeable advances in fabrication of molecular wires and switches and also molecular diodes can be used for designing different logic circuits. Considering this novel technology, we use molecules as the active components of the circuit, for transporting electric charge. In this paper, a full adder cell based on molecular electronics is presented. This full adder is consisted of resonant tunneling diodes and transistors which are implemented via molecular electronics. The area occupied by this kind of full adder would be much times smaller than the conventional designs and it can be used as the building block of more complex molecular arithmetic circuits.




In this paper we use polyphenylene-based components. To gain a special functionality in logic design, we should first build molecular structures as switches and then combine them into a complex circuit. We will discuss conductors, rectifying diodes, resonant tunneling diodes and transistors

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