# IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology

### Early Access Articles

Early Access articles are made available in advance of the final electronic or print versions. Early Access articles are peer reviewed but may not be fully edited. They are fully citable from the moment they appear in IEEE Xplore.

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• ### Scaling study of spin-Hall-assisted spin transfer torque driven magnetization switching in the presence of Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction

Publication Year: 2017, Page(s): 1
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Spin-Hall-assisted spin transfer torque (SHA-STT) can achieve high-speed, magnetic-field-free and high-reliable magnetization switching in a three-terminal device consisting of magnetic tunnel junctions (MTJ) above a heavy-metal. Nowadays, the development of perpendicular magnetic anisotropy drives the continuous scaling of the MTJ. In addition, an asymmetric exchange interaction called Dzyaloshin... View full abstract»

• ### Tunable THz Multiband Frequency-Selective Surface Based on Hybrid Metal-Graphene Structure

Publication Year: 2017, Page(s): 1
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In this paper, a tunable multiband THz frequency- selective surface (FSS) is developed based on hybrid metal- graphene structure. The tunability characteristics are realized by inserting graphene strips between metal patches. The proposed FSS is studied based on the equivalent circuit model, which is validated against the simulation results using numerical method. It is shown that the proposed hyb... View full abstract»

• ### Millimeter Wave Resistance of Metal-Dielectric ${\rm Co_{X}(SiO_{2})_{1-X}}$ and ${\rm Co_{X}(Al_{2}O_{3})_{1-X}}$ Films

Publication Year: 2017, Page(s): 1
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Transmission and reflection of millimeter waveband electromagnetic waves have been studied for thin film metal-dielectric ${\rm Co_{X}(SiO_{2})_{1-X}}$ and ${\rm Co_{X}(Al_{2}O_{3})_{1-X}}$ nanocomposite materials, where cobalt nanoparticles are placed inside SiO$_{2}$ or ${\rm Al_{2}O_{3}}$ View full abstract»

• ### An all-region I-V model for 1D nanowire MOSFETs

Publication Year: 2017, Page(s): 1
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An all-region short-channel MOSFET model is developed for nanowire semiconductors with 1D density of states. It is shown that in the quantum capacitance limit, the long-channel saturation current exhibits a (Vgs - Vt)$^(3/2)$ dependence on gate voltage. With the velocity saturation effect implemented in the model, the Ids-Vgs characteristics of 1D MOSFETs are compared... View full abstract»

• ### Self-Energy Concept for the Numerical Solution of the Liouville-von Neumann Equation

Publication Year: 2017, Page(s): 1
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A new numerical approach is presented for the determination of the statistical density matrix as a solution of the Liouville-von Neumann equation in center-mass coordinates. The numerical discretization is performed by utilizing a finite volume method, which leads to a discretized drift and diffusion operator. The solution is based on the eigenvector basis of the discretized diffusion operator wit... View full abstract»

• ### An Eco-friendly Means of Biosynthesis of Superparamagnetic Magnetite Nanoparticles via Marine Polymer

Publication Year: 2017, Page(s): 1
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A facile, environmental friendly green approach was introduced in this study which superparamagnetic magnetite nanoparticles (Fe3O4-NPs) has been satisfactorily synthesized. Seaweed Kappaphycus alvarezii (K. alvarezii) extract was employed in this synthesis process which played a role as bio-stabilizer. The structure and morphology of the synthesized K. alvarezii/Fe3O4-NPs were analyzed by X-ray d... View full abstract»

• ### Fabrication and Characterization of MWCNT-Based Bridge Devices

Publication Year: 2017, Page(s): 1
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Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are one of the most actively researched structural materials due to their interesting electrical, mechanical, and chemical properties. Unlike single walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs), little work has been focused on multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) and their potential for practical devices. Here, we have fabricated bridge-shape devices integrating MWCNTs (> 50 n... View full abstract»

• ### A Drift-Tolerant Read/Write Scheme for Multi-Level Memristor Memory

Publication Year: 2017, Page(s): 1
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Memristor based crossbar memories are prime candidates to succeed the Flash as the mainstream nonvolatile memory due to their density, scalability, write endurance and capability of storing multi-bit per cell. In this paper, we present a memristor crossbar memory architecture that utilizes a reduced constraint read-monitored-write scheme. The proposed scheme supports multi-bit storage per cell and... View full abstract»

• ### Quantum transport simulation of nanowire resonant tunneling diodes based on a Wigner function model with spatially dependent effective masses

Publication Year: 2017, Page(s): 1
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We present a self-consistent and three-dimensional quantum simulation for nanowire resonant tunneling diodes(RTDs) based on the Wigner transport equation with spatially dependent effective masses(SDEM), which is discretized by a third-order upwind difference scheme for high-accuracy calculation. Our calculation shows that the current density/voltage (JV) characteristics of nanowire RTDs with a rad... View full abstract»

• ### Enhancement of Transient Two-States Characteristics in Metal-Insulator-Semiconductor Structure by Thinning Metal Thickness

Publication Year: 2017, Page(s): 1
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In this work, the Al/SiO2/p-Si metal-insulator-semiconductor (MIS) structures with various metal thicknesses were fabricated. The charging/discharging transient current behaviors during sweeping or switching the voltages has been studied. By thinning down partial portion of the gate metal to 10 nm, the steady-state leakage current was found decreased because the high resistivity of the ultra-thin ... View full abstract»

• ### Graphene-assisted polarization-insensitive electro-absorption optical modulator

Publication Year: 2017, Page(s): 1
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We report on a polarization-insensitive optical modulator architecture comprised of silica/Si/hBN/graphene/hBN /graphene/hBN/Si stack upon a silica substrate to support transverse electric (TE) and transverse magnetic (TM) polarizing modes with identical absorption. The identical absorption between TE and TM modes is strict condition for realizing polarization-insensitive electro-absorption optica... View full abstract»

• ### Scanning Spreading Resistance Microscopy for Doping Profile in Saddle-Fin Devices

Publication Year: 2017, Page(s): 1
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Scanning Capacitance Microscopy (SCM) and Scanning spreading resistance microscopy (SSRM) are used to investigate the doping profile of saddle fin (S-fin) devices in 30 nm dynamic random access memory (DRAM) technology. Due to the limited resolution of SCM, SCM cannot provide a clear doping profile of an S-fin array device. In the meantime, SSRM and Focused Ion Beam (FIB) milling during sample pre... View full abstract»

• ### Strain Effects on the Interaction between NO$_{2}$ and the Mo-edge of the MoS$_{2}$ Zigzag Nanoribbon

Publication Year: 2017, Page(s): 1
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Density functional theory based theoretical studies on the interaction of NO2 molecule with the Mo-edge of MoS2 zigzag nanoribbon have been presented in this paper. Effects from uniaxial tensile strain on the structure and physical properties of the nanoribbon and the adsorption process are discussed in detail. Without strain, NO2 dissociates and adsorbs onto the Mo-edge, with an adsorption energy... View full abstract»

• ### Interferometer Scanning Microwave Microscopy: Performance Evaluation

Publication Year: 2017, Page(s): 1
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A systematic and quantitative comparison of electrical detection systems in scanning microwave microscopy is reported. Scanning microwave microscopy (SMM) is capable of investigating nanoscale electrical properties with high accuracy over a broad frequency range of 1-20 GHz. However, due to the passive matching network only discrete frequencies can be used every 1 GHz with varying signal-to-noise ... View full abstract»

• ### Design and Investigation on Bio-Inverter and Bio-Ring-oscillator for Dielectrically Modulated Biosensing Applications

Publication Year: 2017, Page(s): 1
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In this work, an inverter based bio-molecule detection strategy has been introduced for dielectrically modulated biosensing applications that shows a clear output logic-state transition after conjugation. Subsequently, a bio-ring-oscillator has been realized based on such bio-inverters, where bio-molecules can be detected from the oscillation frequency amplification with conjugation. To optimize t... View full abstract»

• ### Performance and Variability Analysis of SiNW 6T-SRAM Cell using Compact Model with Parasitics

Publication Year: 2017, Page(s): 1
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In this paper, we analyze stability metrics (e.g. read, write noise margins and access time), geometrical variability and layout area optimization of silicon nanowire field effect transistor (SiNW FET) based 6T SRAM with multiwire sizing technique. The SRAM cell analyzed in this paper is based on the TCAD and experimentally verified SiNW FET Verilog-A compact model with parasitics. The different N... View full abstract»

• ### The Fabrication and Sensing Characteristics of Arrayed Flexible IGZO/Al Urea Biosensor Modified by Graphene Oxide

Publication Year: 2017, Page(s): 1
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The urease membrane was immobilized on the surface of indium gallium zinc oxide (IGZO) based on polyethylene terephthalate (PET) substrate, which was used to develop an arrayed flexible urea biosensor in this study. In order to improve the properties of arrayed flexible IGZO/Al urea biosensor, the graphene oxide (GO) was employed to modify the properties of arrayed flexible IGZO urea biosensor. Co... View full abstract»

• ### Inter-die Coupling Extraction and Physical Design Optimization for Face-to-Face 3D ICs

Publication Year: 2017, Page(s): 1
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Inter-die coupling in face-to-face-bonded 3D ICs becomes increasingly important for power and signal integrity. For the first time, we conduct a comprehensive study of the coupling impact in all three aspects: extraction methodology, physical design, and technology scaling. We conduct detailed sensitivity analysis of key parameters using full-chip 3D IC designs built across multiple technologies f... View full abstract»

• ### A Highly-parallel and Energy-efficient 3D Multi-layer CMOS-RRAM Accelerator for Tensorized Neural Network

Publication Year: 2017, Page(s): 1
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It is a grand challenge to develop highly-parallel yet energy-efficient machine learning hardware accelerator. This paper introduces a 3D multi-layer CMOS-RRAM accelerator for tensorized neural network (TNN). Highly parallel matrix-vector multiplication can be performed with low power in the proposed 3D multi-layer CMOS-RRAM accelerator. The adoption of tensorization can significantly compress the... View full abstract»

• ### Energy-Efficient Monolithic 3D on-Chip Memory Architectures

Publication Year: 2017, Page(s): 1
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Memory bandwidth is one of the major performance bottlenecks for chip multiprocessors, which continue to integrate an increasing number of cores with the help of Moore's Law. The growing disparity between the CPU clock rate and off-chip memory access speed is known as the Memory Wall. It is addressed by placing memory closer to the processor, such as stacking the memory directly on top of a... View full abstract»

• ### Gold Nanoparticles Biosynthesis: A Simple Route for Control Size using Waste Peel Extract

Publication Year: 2017, Page(s): 1
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The production of gold nanoparticles using the aqueous peel extract of Garcinia mangostana plant is presented in this work. The amount of peels powder and concentration of tetrachloroaurate salt were altered to determine the effect towards the nanoparticles. With the increasing concentration of the starting materials, sharper peaks are obtained using UV-vis spectroscopy at the region of 530nm. The... View full abstract»

• ### Homogenization of Bi-isotropic Multilayered Metamaterial Structures

Publication Year: 2017, Page(s): 1
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In this paper, we present new expressions of the effective constitutive parameters of bi-isotropic multilayered structure having an arbitrary number of layers and different thicknesses. The present method uses the decomposition scheme, and the commutativity between the homogenization process and the decomposition scheme is supposed. The effective constitutive parameters of the initial structure ar... View full abstract»

• ### Enhancing responsivity and detectevity of Si-ZnO photo detector with growth of densely packed and aligned hexagonal nano-rods

Publication Year: 2017, Page(s): 1
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High performance photodiodes are desirable for ultra speed optical communication and high resolution optical instrumentation. Here, we report both theoretical and experimental optimization approaches for low cost chemo-thermal growth of hexagonal nanorods on Si-ZnO hetero-junction. The alignments of nano-rods were made by controlling etching rate with addition of 2 % isopropyl alcohol during proce... View full abstract»

• ### New approach to increase CNT contents in electrodeposited Ni-CNT composite thin films by modified current conditions

Publication Year: 2017, Page(s): 1
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In this paper, an electrodeposition method for nickel (Ni)-multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) composite thin films is presented. The composite film is deposited using an electrolyte in which MWCNTs are randomly dispersed. Two kinds of MWCNTs annealed at 1200°C and 2600°C were used for the electrodeposition using pulse or sine waveforms. An electrodeposition condition using CNT ann... View full abstract»

• ### Heat and Mass Transfer of a Casson Nanofluid Flow over a Porous Surface with Dissipation, Radiation and Chemical reaction

Publication Year: 2017, Page(s): 1
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Casson nanofluid flow with dissipation, radiation and chemical reaction in the presence of a temperature gradient dependent heat sink subject to suction is analyzed. Hence this work, mainly deals nano fluids with nanoparticles Cu, Au, Ag, Al, Al $_{2}$ O $_{3}$ and TiO $_{2}$ and with base fluid water. Pre... View full abstract»

## 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.