Carbon dots-based logic gates

Shweta Pawar, Hamootal Duadi, Yafit Fleger, Dror Fixler

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Carbon dots (CDs)-based logic gates are smart nanoprobes that can respond to various analytes such as metal cations, anions, amino acids, pesticides, antioxidants, etc. Most of these logic gates are based on fluorescence techniques because they are inexpensive, give an instant response, and highly sensitive. Computations based on molecular logic can lead to advancement in modern science. This review focuses on different logic functions based on the sensing abilities of CDs and their synthesis. We also discuss the sensing mechanism of these logic gates and bring different types of possible logic operations. This review envisions that CDs-based logic gates have a promising future in computing nanodevices. In addition, we cover the advancement in CDs-based logic gates with the focus of understanding the fundamentals of how CDs have the potential for performing various logic functions depending upon their different categories.

Original languageEnglish
Article number232
Pages (from-to)1-16
Number of pages16
Issue number1
StatePublished - 17 Jan 2021


  • Carbon dots (CDs), logic gates
  • FRET
  • IFE
  • Molecular logic
  • Nanodevices
  • PET

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemical Engineering
  • General Materials Science


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