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Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):C1 - C4
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• ### IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology publication information

Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): C2
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• ### Noise-Enhanced Detection of Subthreshold Signals With Carbon Nanotubes

Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):613 - 627
Cited by:  Papers (36)
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Electrical noise can help pulse-train signal detection at the nanolevel. Experiments on a single-walled carbon nanotube transistor confirmed that a threshold exhibited stochastic resonance (SR) for finite-variance and infinite-variance noise: small amounts of noise enhanced the nanotube detector's performance. The experiments used a carbon nanotube field-effect transistor to detect noisy subthresh... View full abstract»

• ### Adaptable End Effector for Atomic Force Microscopy Based Nanomanipulation

Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):628 - 642
Cited by:  Papers (35)
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Nanomanipulation using the atomic force microscope (AFM) has been extensively investigated for many years. But the efficiency and accuracy of AFM-based nanomanipulation are still major issues due to the nonlinearities and uncertainties in nanomanipulation operations. The deformation of the cantilever caused by manipulation force is one of the most major nonlinearities and uncertainties. It causes ... View full abstract»

• ### Experimental Comparison Between Sub-0.1-$mu{hbox{m}}$ Ultrathin SOI Single- and Double-Gate MOSFETs: Performance and Mobility

Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):643 - 648
Cited by:  Papers (19)  |  Patents (1)
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This paper presents an experimental comparison between single-gate (SG) and double-gate (DG) transistors performance. Using a novel process flow, we managed to cointegrate these two devices on the same wafer with a TiN metal gate. Short-channel effect control, static performance, and mobility are quantified for each architecture. An in-depth mobility study is performed for a wide range of temperat... View full abstract»

• ### Fabrication and Room-Temperature Single-Charging Behavior of Self-Aligned Single-Dot Memory Devices

Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):649 - 656
Cited by:  Papers (6)
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Self-aligned single-dot memory devices and arrays were fabricated based on arsenic-assisted etching and oxidation effects. The resulting device has a floating gate of about 5-10 nm, presenting single-electron memory operation at room temperature. In order to realize the final single-electron memory circuit, this paper investigates process repeatability, device uniformity in single-dot memory array... View full abstract»

• ### Probabilistic Modeling of QCA Circuits Using Bayesian Networks

Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):657 - 670
Cited by:  Papers (16)
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To push the frontiers of quantum-dot cellar automata (QCA) based circuit design, it is necessary to have design and analysis tools at multiple levels of abstractions. To characterize the performance of QCA circuits it is not sufficient to specify just the binary discrete states (0 or 1) of the individual cells, but also the probabilities of observing these states. We present an efficient method ba... View full abstract»

• ### Selective Formation of Size-Controlled Silicon Nanocrystals by Photosynthesis in SiO Nanoparticle Thin Film

Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):671 - 676
Cited by:  Papers (2)  |  Patents (1)
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The SiOx thin film with a thickness of about 1 mum was formed on a GaAs substrate by bar-coating with the organic solution of the SiOx nanoparticles (~40 nm). The as-formed SiOx thin film consists of the SiOx nanoparticles; thus the thin film is macroscopically discontinuous and is referred to as a nanoparticle thin film. Although there were no silicon ... View full abstract»

• ### Monitoring the Synthesis and Composition Analysis of Microsilica Encapsulated Acetylacetonatocarbonyl TriphenylphosphinerhodiumCatalyst by Inductively Coupled Plasma (ICP) Techniques

Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):677 - 682
Cited by:  Papers (1)
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A novel technique to monitor the synthesis process of encapsulated acetylacetonatocarbonyl triphenylphosphinerhodium within a microsilica nanoshell has been studied using inductively coupled plasma (ICP) techniques. Nanospheres sized around 50-100 nm were obtained and ICP was used to quantify the exact composition of rhodium, phosphorous, and silicon with differing digestion solvents. In addition,... View full abstract»

• ### Mid-Infrared Emission From InAs Quantum Dots Grown by Metal–Organic Vapor Phase Epitaxy

Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):683 - 686
Cited by:  Papers (2)
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We have demonstrated mid-infrared emission from the self-assembled InAs quantum dots grown on InP substrate by metal-organic vapor phase epitaxy using low toxic tertiarybutylarsine and tertiarybutylphosphine as group V sources in pure nitrogen ambient. Emission wavelength of the InAs quantum dots has been extended to mid-infrared region by embedding the InAs quantum dots in graded InxGa... View full abstract»

• ### A Novel Reference Scheme for Reading Passive Resistive Crossbar Memories

Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):687 - 691
Cited by:  Papers (34)  |  Patents (1)
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A great effort today is concentrated on the development of resistive hysteretic materials and their related memory architecture. Resistive memories have a promising future to replace all current memory technologies to present an all-in-one memory solution. Passive resistive memories are of a special importance, since they can be scaled into the nanometer range without losing their functionality. T... View full abstract»

• ### Transfer Function Analysis of the Micro Cantilever Used in Atomic Force Microscopy

Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):692 - 700
Cited by:  Papers (23)
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Current approaches to study the system response of the different modes of dynamic atomic force microscopy (AFM) use model simplification such as single mode approximations or are based on the nontrivial solution of the equation of motion. As an alternative to these approaches, the transfer function analysis gives a more complete description of system dynamics considering the cantilever as an exten... View full abstract»

• ### Selective Deposition of Hafnium Oxide Nanothin Films on OTS Patterned Si(100) Substrates by Metal–Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition

Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):701 - 706
Cited by:  Papers (1)
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Soft lithography is a method for the manufacture of micro/nano size patterns and structures by using organic materials without the use of high energy. In particular, microcontact printing (muCP) is a very convenient and nonphotolithographic technique that can generate patterned features of self-assembled monolayers (SAMs). In this study, we carried out the selective deposition of HfO2 n... View full abstract»

• ### Investigation of the Effect of Microstructure and Grain Boundaries in Nanostructured CMR Thin Films Using Scanning Tunneling Microscopy (STM) and Local Conductance Map (LCMAP)

Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):707 - 711
Cited by:  Papers (4)
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We have investigated the spatially resolved local electronic properties of a nanostructured film of a colossal magnetoresistive (CMR) material by local conductance mapping (LCMAP) using a variable temperature scanning tunneling microscope (STM) operating in a magnetic field. The nanostructured thin films (thickness ap500 nm) of the CMR material La0.67Sr0.33MnO3 (LS... View full abstract»

• ### Influence of Realistic Potential Profile of Coupled Electron Waveguide on Electron Switching Characteristics

Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):712 - 715
Cited by:  Papers (5)
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We perform numerical simulations of the switching characteristics of coupled quantum wires with different potential profiles. Our calculations reveal a reduced efficiency of switching between the wires, when their profile is close to that expected for an experimental implementation of the system. We also demonstrate a novel manifestation of electron-stub-tuner behavior in a slightly asymmetric con... View full abstract»

• ### Optimum Gate Workfunction for $V_{rm th}$-Controllable Four-Terminal-Driven Double-Gate MOSFETs (4T-XMOSFETs)—Band-Edge Workfunction Versus Midgap Workfunction

Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):716 - 722
Cited by:  Papers (5)  |  Patents (1)
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We investigated the optimum gate workfunction (phim) for four-terminal-driven double-gate MOSFETs (4T-XMOSFETs) using device simulation. Threshold voltage (Vth) controllability for the 4T-XMOSFETs was investigated in relation to the initial Vth in the double-gate mode (VthDG) based on comprehensible modeling of the devices. It was shown that I--V characteristics fo... View full abstract»

• ### Investigation of the TiN Gate Electrode With Tunable Work Function and Its Application for FinFET Fabrication

Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):723 - 730
Cited by:  Papers (47)  |  Patents (2)
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The titanium nitride (TiN) gate electrode with a tunable work function has successfully been deposited on the sidewalls of upstanding Si-fin channels of FinFETs by using a conventional reactive sputtering. It was found that the work function of the TiN (phiTiN) slightly decreases with increasing nitrogen (N2) gas flow ratio, RN=N2/(Ar+N2) in t... View full abstract»

• ### Pseudo Y-Junction Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Based Ambipolar Transistor Operating at Room Temperature

Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):731 - 736
Cited by:  Papers (4)
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A nanoscale field-effect transistor (FET) was fabricated based on pseudo Y-junction single-walled carbon nanotubes (Y-SWNTs). The Y-junction transistor was modulated by a metallic branch of the Y-SWNTs, and exhibited ambipolar FET characteristics at room temperature. A subthreshold swing of 700 mV/decade and an on/off ratio of 105 with a low off-state current of ~10-13 A were... View full abstract»

• ### A Study of Quantum Transport in End-of-Roadmap DG-MOSFETs Using a Fully Self-Consistent Wigner Monte Carlo Approach

Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):737 - 744
Cited by:  Papers (34)
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We present results of ultrascaled double-gate MOSFET operation and performance obtained from a new self-consistent particle-based quantum Monte Carlo (MC) approach. The simulation of quantum transport along the source-drain direction is based on the Wigner transport equation and the mode-space approximation of multi subband description. An improved method for correctly reproducing the Wigner funct... View full abstract»

• ### A Physical Compact Model for Electron Transport Across Single Molecules

Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):745 - 749
Cited by:  Papers (2)
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Prediction of current flow across single molecules requires ab initio electronic structure calculations along with their associated high computational demand, and a means for incorporating open system boundary conditions to describe the voltage sources driving the current. To date, first principle predictions of electron transport across single molecules have not fully achieved a predictive capabi... View full abstract»

• ### Negative Differential Transconductance and Nonreciprocal Effects in a Y-Branch Nanojunction: High-Frequency Analysis

Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):750 - 757
Cited by:  Papers (13)
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We report on negative differential transconductance (NDT) effect in Y-branch nanojunctions which leads to small-signal nonreciprocity of the device for certain biasing schemes. We present the dc analysis of the device from which we identify the bias regions where NDT effect occurs. We compare experimental dc measurements with results of Monte Carlo simulations, which yields very good qualitative a... View full abstract»

• ### Understanding the Impact of Inductance in Carbon Nanotube Bundles for VLSI Interconnect Using Scalable Modeling Techniques

Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):758 - 765
Cited by:  Papers (72)
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In this paper, we develop accurate and scalable models for the magnetic inductance in bundles of single-walled carbon nanotubes, which have been proposed as a means to alleviate the increasingly critical resistance problems associated with traditional copper interconnect in very large scale integration (VLSI) applications. The models consider the density and statistical distribution of both metall... View full abstract»

• ### Infrared and Optical Properties of Carbon Nanotube Dipole Antennas

Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):766 - 775
Cited by:  Papers (58)  |  Patents (2)
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The characteristics of armchair carbon nanotube dipole antennas are investigated in the infrared and optical regime. The analysis is based on a classical electromagnetic Halleacuten's-type integral equation, and an axial quantum mechanical conductance function for the tube. It is found that, within a certain frequency span in the GHz-THz range, finite-length carbon nanotube dipoles resonate at app... View full abstract»

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Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): 776
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• ### 2006 Index

Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):777 - 793
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## Aims & Scope

The IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology is devoted to the publication of manuscripts of archival value in the general area of nanotechnology, which is rapidly emerging as one of the fastest growing and most promising new technological developments for the next generation and beyond.

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## Meet Our Editors

Editor-in-Chief
Fabrizio Lombardi
Dept. of ECE
Northeastern Univ.