Description

This paper focuses on the exploratory studies of neuromorphological molecular processing platforms (NMPPs) implemented utilizing molecular processing modules (NPMs). The processing can be implemented utilizing electrochemomechanical transitions, conformational changes, optoelectronic effects, electron transport, etc. The behavioral evolutions (conformational changes, controlled electron transport and other switchings) of molecular devices (Mdevices) can be utilized. For example, if molecular electronic devices (MEdevices) guarantee operational IV characteristics and can be interfaced, molecular integrated circuits (MICs) can be engineered. Various three-dimensional (3D) MPMs and MICs have been envisioned to implement datapath, memory and other subsystems in MPPs. The ability to accomplish parallelism, reconfiguration and adaptive networking will lead to design of NMPPs. We examine various molecular processing primitives, including multi-terminal MEdevices which form molecular gates (Mgates). By aggregating molecular primitives, utilizing cultured neurons or employing Mgates, neuronal hypercells ("hypercells) can be engineered as a baseline modular primitive. The aggregated "hypercells form MPMs and MICs. This paper focuses on further developments of molecular signal processing utilizing the premise of natural information processing.

Date of creation, presentation, or exhibit

2008

Comments

Copyright 2008 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or to reuse any copyrighted component of this work in other works must be obtained from the IEEE. ISBN: 978-1-4244-2103-9Note: imported from RIT’s Digital Media Library running on DSpace to RIT Scholar Works in February 2014.

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Department, Program, or Center

Microelectronic Engineering (KGCOE)

Campus

RIT – Main Campus

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