waynerad spotted an item in Electronic Engineering Times ("Towards the single molecule transistor", by Nolan Fell, 24 January 2002) that provides a brief update on work by Bell Labs' physicists Hendrik Schön and Shenan Bao, who report they have developed a FET combining both insulator and semiconductor layers within a single organic molecule. "The combination of insulating and semiconducting parts could lead to true single-molecule transistors," said Schön. "We need now to develop a more complex molecular design and connect them to some kind of contact." A technical report appeared in the 14 January 2002 issue of Applied Physics Letters. Earlier Nanodot posts on the Bell Labs molecular transistors appeared on 17 December and 8 November 2001.