# 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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• ### Impacts of Diameter and Ge Content Variation on the Performance of Si$_{1-x}$Ge$x$ p-Channel Gate-All-Around Nanowire Transistors

Publication Year: 2017, Page(s): 1
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In this work, the impacts of both nanowire diameter (D$_{NW}$) and Ge content (%) on the performance of Si$1-{mathrm{x}}$Ge${mathrm{x}}$ Gate-all-around nanowire p-channel FETs (GAA pNWTs) are investigated. The variations in SiGe GAA pNWTs induced by D$_rhm{NW}$ variation, Ge con... View full abstract»

• ### Feasible device architectures for ultra-scaled CNTFETs

Publication Year: 2017, Page(s): 1
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Feasible device architectures for ultra-scaled CNTFETs are studied down to 5.9 nm using a multiscale simulation approach covering electronic quantum transport simulations and TCAD numerical device simulations. Schottky-like and ohmic-like contacts are considered. The simplified approach employed in the numerical device simulator is critically evaluated and verified by means of comparing the result... View full abstract»

• ### Probing the effect of bioinspired nanomaterials on angiogenic sprouting using a microengineered vascular system

Publication Year: 2017, Page(s): 1
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High-density lipoproteins (HDL) are known to contribute to vascular homeostasis, but recent therapeutic trials attempting to capitalize on the atheroprotective properties of HDL have met roadblocks in their translational journey to the clinic largely due to the complex biological activities of heterogeneous HDL in the vascular systems. Among the adaptive processes seen in vasculature, angiogenesis... View full abstract»

• ### Effect of Topographical Feature Size on the Trend of Cell Behaviors

Publication Year: 2017, Page(s): 1
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Since the adaptation of surface topography in the biomedical engineering field, its promising ability in the modulation of cell behaviors and functions has been highlighted by comparing the cell behaviors on patterned and non-patterned substrates. However, growing evidence indicates that not only the topography itself but also their size can significantly affect the cell behaviors and functions. I... View full abstract»

• ### Free-standing Nanopatterned Poly($epsilon$-caprolactone) Thin Films as a Multifunctional Scaffold

Publication Year: 2017, Page(s): 1
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Many cellular processes, including adhesion, alignment, migration, and differentiation, can be manipulated by nanotopography, which is generally fabricated on a support substrate and may restricts the potential applications of the scaffold. In this study, we developed free-standing nanopatterned poly($epsilon$-caprolactone) (PCL) thin films for regulation of cellular ... View full abstract»

• ### A Physical Modeling of TiO2 Nanotube Array- Based Capacitive Vapor Sensor

Publication Year: 2017, Page(s): 1
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A physical model was developed to estimate the capacitance and capacitive response of electrochemically grown ordered and self organized TiO2 nanotube array based sandwich structured vapor sensor device (Au/TiO2 nanotube /Ti). Nanotubes were modeled in hexagonal grid geometry considering its structural and morphological parameters. Five different capacitances i.e. capacitance due to TiO2 solid (Cn... View full abstract»

• ### Fibroblast responses toward colloidal crystal assembles and plasma polymer coating

Publication Year: 2017, Page(s): 1
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Colloidal assemblies represent a versatile and cost efficient way to generate surface patterns at micron and sub-micron length scales. Chemical modification of the assemblies can be utilized to study the influence of different surface chemistries on cellular responses with high lateral resolution. In this study, single and binary colloidal assemblies were made using different sizes of particles. A... View full abstract»

• ### Computational Modeling of Cell Adhesion under the Effect of Substrate Stiffness

Publication Year: 2017, Page(s): 1
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Cell adhesion is a coordinated dynamic process that regulates cellular functions such as cell proliferation, migration, differentiation, embryonic morphogenesis and disease progression. In this paper, a discrete mechanical model for cell adhesion to a substrate is established to study the effect of substrate stiffness on cell spreading. The stiffness of the adhesion substrates can be tuned by adju... View full abstract»

• ### Detection of Digitally Phase-Modulated Signals Utilizing Mechanical Vibration of CNT Cantilever

Publication Year: 2017, Page(s): 1
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Communication between tiny sensor nodes is an important function in future sensing applications and services. This paper contributes to the design of both the front end and the demodulator of nanoscale receivers.A nanoscale phase detector is proposed that provides two important functions at nanoscale: reception of an incoming carrier signal in the megahertz band, and detection of the carrier phase... View full abstract»

• ### Topographical modulation of pluripotency and differentiation of human embryonic stem cells

Publication Year: 2017, Page(s): 1
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Surface topography can have significant impact on the cell fate decisions of stem cells. Construction of a biomaterial that can mimic the physiological microenvironment can be used to enhance the maintenance or differentiation of stem cells. Here we manufacture two surfaces with monolayer binary colloidal crystals (BCCs) having different topographies, Si2PM and Si5PM, and examined their effect on ... 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»

• ### Modeling and Simulation of Junctionless Double Gate Radiation Sensitive FET (RADFET) Dosimeter

Publication Year: 2017, Page(s): 1
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A Junction-less Double Gate Radiation Sensitive FET (RADFET) has been proposed to improve the radiation sensitivity and its application as CMOS based dosimeter is discussed. Analytical model has been developed from 2D Poisson equation using variable separation technique and electrical performance of the proposed architecture has been compared with the conventional Double Gate (DG) RADFET. The comp... View full abstract»

• ### Back-biasing to Performance and Reliability Evaluation of UTBB FDSOI, Bulk FinFETs, and SOI FinFETs

Publication Year: 2017, Page(s): 1
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FinFETs and ultra-thin body and buried oxide fully depleted silicon on insulator (UTBB-FDSOI) are the main transistors currently used in advanced integrated circuits (ICs). The tunable electrical properties via back-biasing facilitate the threshold voltage adjustment and enable IC designers to achieve a highly efficient and low-power-consuming operation. This study compares the modulation rate bef... View full abstract»

• ### Biomaterial gelatin film based crossbar structure resistive switching devices

Publication Year: 2017, Page(s): 1
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Crossbar structural resistive switching devices (memristors) are fabricated using biomaterial gelatin film as the dielectric layer. The performance of the devices and the effects of gelatin film thickness and baking temperature are investigated. Results show that the optimal gelatin film thickness for the memristors is ~80 nm and baking temperature ~105 oC. The optimized memristors show a bipolar ... View full abstract»

• ### γ-ray radiation effects on an HfO2-based resistive memory devices

Publication Year: 2017, Page(s): 1
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In this paper, electrical characteristics of an HfO2-based resistive switching memory device are investigated before and after -ray radiation with various total ionizing doses (TIDs). The device can still function properly even irradiated with a TID of 20 Mrad(Si). The small changes of resistance states and set/reset voltages induced by -ray radiation can hardly influence the prope... View full abstract»

• ### Planarization, Fabrication and Characterization of Three-dimensional Magnetic Field Sensors

Publication Year: 2017, Page(s): 1
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Nanomagnetism deals with magnetic phenomena in nanoscale structures, involving processes at the atomic level. Magnetic sensors, which exhibit the surprising giant magnetoresistance (GMR) effect, are some of the first real applications of nanotechnology, and have become very important in the last two decades. In addition, high-performance magnetoresistance (MR) measurement is a critical technique i... View full abstract»

• ### Temperature Associated Reliability Issues of Heterogeneous Gate Dielectric - Gate All Around - Tunnel FET

Publication Year: 2017, Page(s): 1
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In this work, the temperature associated reliability issues of heterogeneous gate dielectric-gate all around-tunnel FET (HD GAA TFET) has been addressed, and the results are simultaneously compared with gate all around tunnel FET (GAA TFET). This is done by investigating the effect of interface trap charges such as donor (positive interface charges) and acceptor (negative interface charges) at var... View full abstract»

• ### Amine-Functionalized Fe2O3-SiO2 Core-Shell Nanoparticles with Tunable Sizes

Publication Year: 2017, Page(s): 1
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Iron oxide magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs) coated with uniform silica shell were synthesized through thermal decomposition and inverse microemulsion methods. The iron oxide MNPs were further coated with silica shells through hydrolysis reaction. For the resulting core-shell MNPs, size regulation of both the magnetic core and the porous shell were achieved, enabling the modulation of their magnetic p... View full abstract»

• ### On-chip Interconnect Conductor Materials for End-of-Roadmap Technology Nodes

Publication Year: 2016, Page(s): 1
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A comprehensive review of challenges and potential solutions associated with impact of downscaling of integrated circuit (IC) feature sizes on on-chip interconnect materials is presented. The adoption of Moore’s Law has led to developments and manufacturing of transistors with nanoscale dimensions, faster switching speeds, lower power consumption, and lower costs in recent generations of IC... View full abstract»

• ### Agile laser beam deflection with high steering precision and angular resolution using liquid crystal optical phased array

Publication Year: 2017, Page(s): 1
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To improve the steering precision and angular resolution of liquid crystal optical phased array, in this paper, we proposed a modified periodic phase controlled method to realize a continuous scanning with a constant angular resolution of less than 20 μrad, meanwhile, its precision is less than 5 μrad (RMS). Also, another method we proposed is called sub-aperture coherence can realiz... View full abstract»

• ### Graphene/Ag-NWs Electrodes for Highly Transparent and Extremely Stretchable Supercapacitor

Publication Year: 2017, Page(s): 1
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Highly transparent and supremely stretchable electrodes based on graphene and silver nanow ires (Ag-NWs) hybrid structures are being reported in this work. A pre-stretched PAC technique is used which endows 200 % multiaxial stretch-ability to the fabricated electrodes. A novel bubble template method is used for the uniform distribution of Ag-NWs. The Ag-NWs decrease the resistivity of the fabricat... View full abstract»

• ### Improved Performance of Amorphous InGaMgO Metal-Semiconductor-Metal Ultraviolet Photodetector by Post Deposition Annealing in Oxygen

Publication Year: 2016, Page(s): 1
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In this work, the impact of O2 post-deposition annealing treatment on the material and UV detection characteristics of amorphous InGaMgO (IGMO) thin films was intensively studied. With the replacement of Zn by Mg, amorphous InGaMgO possesses an optical bandgap larger than that of the conventional amorphous InGaZnO by over 0.5 eV. Furthermore, it was found the post-deposition annealing in O2 effect... View full abstract»

• ### Magnetic properties of hexagonal barium ferrite films on Pt(111)/Al2O3(0001) substrate based on optimized thickness of Pt

Publication Year: 2017, Page(s): 1
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In this work, hexagonal barium ferrite thin films have been deposited on Pt(111)/Al2O3(0001) substrates by pulsed laser deposition. The thickness of Pt dependence of crystallographic structure and magnetic properties has been studied. X-ray diffraction θ-2θ reveals the films have a good c-axis orientation perpendicular to the film plane. Furthermore, pole figure analysis discovers th... 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

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Fabrizio Lombardi
Dept. of ECE
Northeastern Univ.