Concatenated logic functions using nanofluidic diodes with all-electrical inputs and outputs

Vicente Gomez, Patricio Ramirez, Javier Cervera, Mubarak Ali, Saima Nasir, Wolfgang Ensinger, Salvador Mafe
2018 Electrochemistry communications  
Cervera, J.; Ali, M.; Nasir, S.; Ensinger, W.; Mafé, S. (2018). Concatenated logic functions using nanofluidic diodes with all-electrical inputs and outputs. Electrochemistry Communications. 88:52-56. ABSTRACT Nanopore-based logical schemes in ionic solutions typically involve single gates and chemical inputs. The design of computer-like functions requires the consecutive concatenation of several gates and the use of electrical potentials and currents to facilitate the downstream transfer of
more » ... ctrochemical information. We have demonstrated the robust operation of concatenated logic functions using biomimetic nanofluidic diodes based on single pore membranes. To this end, we have implemented first the logic functions AND and OR with combinations of single nanopores using all-electrical input and output signals. The concatenation of these gates allows the output of the OR gate to act as one of the inputs of the AND gate, giving an Enabled-OR logic function. Also, the operation of the OR gate connected with a solid-state transistor, working as a signal inverter, gives a NOR gate. These hybrid electrochemical circuits allow a variety of real time logic functions because of the robust electrical coupling between ionic solutions and electronic elements.
doi:10.1016/j.elecom.2018.01.016 fatcat:pshbyfw64bfkvaz4q333jsga7u