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# IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology

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• ### Front Cover

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s): C1
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• ### IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology publication information

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s): C2
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Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):109 - 110
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• ### Candida albicans/MWCNTs: A Stable Conductive Bio-Nanocomposite and Its Temperature-Sensing Properties

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):111 - 114
Cited by:  Papers (12)
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A Candida albicans/multiwalled carbon nanotube (Ca/MWCNTs) composite material has been produced. It can be used as a temperature-sensing element operative in a wide temperature range (up to 100 °C). The Ca/MWCNTs composite has excellent linear current-voltage characteristics when combined with coplanar gold electrodes. We used growing cells of C. albicans to structure the CNT-based composit... View full abstract»

• ### Programmable CMOS/Memristor Threshold Logic

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):115 - 119
Cited by:  Papers (32)
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This paper proposes a hybrid CMOS/memristor implementation of a programmable threshold logic gate. In this gate, memristive devices implement ratioed diode-resistor logic, while CMOS circuitry is used for signal amplification and inversion. Due to the excellent scaling prospects and nonvolatile analog memory of memristive devices, the proposed threshold logic is in-field configurable and potential... View full abstract»

• ### Rate-Delay Tradeoff With Network Coding in Molecular Nanonetworks

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):120 - 128
Cited by:  Papers (21)
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Molecular communication is a novel nanoscale communication paradigm, in which information is encoded in messenger molecules for transmission and reception. However, molecular communication is unreliable and has highly varying long propagation delays mainly due to the stochastic behavior of the freely diffusing molecules. Thus, it is essential to analyze its delay characteristics, as well as the tr... View full abstract»

• ### An Information Theoretical Analysis of Nanoscale Molecular Gap Junction Communication Channel Between Cardiomyocytes

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):129 - 136
Cited by:  Papers (15)
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Molecular communication (MC) is a promising paradigm to communicate at nanoscale and it is inspired by nature. One of the MC methods in nature is the gap junction (GJ) communication between cardiomyocytes. The GJ communication is achieved by diffusion of ions through GJ channels between the cells. The transmission of the information is realized by means of the propagation of the action potential (... View full abstract»

• ### Design of an Inertially Counterbalanced Z -Nanopositioner for High-Speed Atomic Force Microscopy

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):137 - 145
Cited by:  Papers (22)
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In many conventional atomic force microscopes (AFMs), one of the key hurdles to high-speed scanning in constant-force contact mode is the low-feedback control bandwidth of the -axis loop. This paper presents the design of a fast -nanoposi-tioner to overcome this limitation. The -nanopositioner has its first resonant mode at 60 kHz and a travel range of 5 m. It consists of a piezoelectric stack act... View full abstract»

• ### Electrical Measurement Under Atmospheric Conditions of PbSe Nanocrystal Thin Films Passivated by Remote Plasma Atomic Layer Deposition of Al$_{bf 2}$O $_{bf 3}$

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):146 - 151
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PbSe nanocrystal thin-film transistors (TFTs) were passivated using remote plasma atomic layer deposition (ALD) of a ~10 nm thick Al2O3 film at 150 °C. By using a highly reactive remote oxygen plasma source, the time for one complete ALD cycle was about 15 s with growth rates of ~1.1 Å/cycle. The effective mobilities measured under atmospheric condition from Al... View full abstract»

• ### Influence of the Substrate and Tip Shape on the Characterization of Thin Films by Electrostatic Force Microscopy

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):152 - 156
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Electrostatic force microscopy has been shown to be a useful tool to determine the dielectric constant of nanoscaled thin films that play a key role in many electrical, optical, and biological phenomena. Previous approaches have made use of simple analytical models to analyze the experimental data for these materials. Here, we show that the electrostatic force shows a completely different behavior... View full abstract»

• ### Ga2O3(Gd2O3) as a Charge-Trapping Layer for Nonvolatile Memory Applications

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):157 - 162
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The charge-trapping characteristics of Ga2O3 (Gd2O3) (denoted as GGO) with and without nitrogen incorporation were investigated based on Al/Al2O3/GGO/SiO2/Si (metalalumina-nitride-oxide-silicon) capacitors. Compared with the capacitor without nitrogen incorporation, the one with nitrided GGO showed a larger memory window ... View full abstract»

• ### Antenna-Coupled Nanowire Thermocouples for Infrared Detection

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):163 - 167
Cited by:  Papers (21)
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Unbiased, uncooled, and frequency-selective antenna-coupled nanowire thermocouples have been fabricated out of different metal combinations and characterized for infrared detection. The relative Seebeck coefficient of the nanowire thermocouples was measured with a characterization platform, which is colocated on the same chip as the detectors. The area of the hot junction of the nanowire thermocou... View full abstract»

• ### Simulation Study of Quasi-Ballistic Transport in Asymmetric DG-MOSFET by Directly Solving Boltzmann Transport Equation

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):168 - 173
Cited by:  Papers (6)
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In this study, we simulate double-gate MOSFET using a 2-D direct Boltzmann transport equation solver. Simulation results are interpreted by quasi-ballistic theory. It is found that the relation between average carrier velocity at virtual source and back-scattering coefficient needs to be modified due to the oversimplified approximations of the original model. A 1-D potential profile model also nee... View full abstract»

• ### Scalable Spray Deposition Process for High-Performance Carbon Nanotube Gas Sensors

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):174 - 181
Cited by:  Papers (24)
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A significant step toward commercialization of novel carbon nanotube (CNT) electronics involves the development of large area and high-throughput processes for the fabrication of high-quality CNT films. In this study, we report CNT-based gas sensors with exceptionally high as well as rapid response to various test gases. Highly uniform CNT thin films, prepared using a reliable and reproducible low... View full abstract»

• ### Monitoring the Environmental Impact of TiO$_{bf 2}$ Nanoparticles Using a Plant-Based Sensor Network

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):182 - 189
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The increased manufacturing of nanoparticles for use in cosmetics, foods, and clothing necessitates the need for an effective system to monitor and evaluate the potential environmental impact of these nanoparticles. The goal of this research was to develop a plant-based sensor network for characterizing, monitoring, and understanding the environmental impact of TiO2 nanoparticles. The n... View full abstract»

• ### AM-AFM System Analysis and Output Feedback Control Design With Sensor Saturation

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):190 - 202
Cited by:  Papers (5)
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This paper analyzes the dynamics of an amplitude-modulation atomic force microscopy (AM-AFM) system, and designs a novel output feedback robust adaptive control (OFRAC) law to improve the scanning performance of the AM-AFM system. That is, a control-oriented reduced model is proposed to approximate the mapping from tip-sample separation to oscillation amplitude, whose accuracy is verified by exper... View full abstract»

• ### Exploring the Design of the Magnetic–Electrical Interface for Nanomagnet Logic

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):203 - 214
Cited by:  Papers (5)
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Nanomagnet logic (NML) has received increasing attention as an alternative information processing technology given the potential for low energy dissipation, a relatively advanced experimental state of the art, and intangibles such as inherent radiation hardness and nonvolatility. In order to facilitate the integration of NML-based circuits with transistor-based circuits, a magnetic-electrical inte... View full abstract»

• ### A Scalable Signal Distribution Network for Quantum-Dot Cellular Automata

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):215 - 224
Cited by:  Papers (19)
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The authors describe a signal distribution network (SDN) for quantum-dot cellular automata (QCA) devices. This network allows the distribution of a set of inputs to an arbitrary number of combinational functions, overcoming the challenges associated with wire crossings that have faced QCA systems for many years. As an additional benefit, the proposed SDN requires only four distinct clock signals, ... View full abstract»

• ### Stray Charge in Quantum-dot Cellular Automata: A Validation of the Intercellular Hartree Approximation

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):225 - 233
Cited by:  Papers (7)
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The authors analyze the effect of stray charges near a line of quantum-dot cellular automata (QCA) cells. Considering both the ground-state polarization and the excitation energy of the system, it is determined that there is a 129-nm-wide region surrounding a QCA wire where a stray charge will cause the wire to fail. This calculation is the result of a full-basis-set simulation of a four-cell line... View full abstract»

• ### Development of a Nanoprecision 3-DOF Vertical Positioning System With a Flexure Hinge

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):234 - 245
Cited by:  Papers (10)
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This paper describes the conceptual design of an ultraprecision 3-DOF (Z, Ox, Oy) vertical positioning system with nanometer precision. The vertical out-of-plane positioning system can be used for various nanoalignment applications, such as optical instrument alignment. The proposed vertical positioning system is driven by three piezoelectric (PZT) actuators and is guided by three rotationally sym... View full abstract»

• ### High-Speed AFM Image Scanning Using Observer-Based MPC-Notch Control

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):246 - 254
Cited by:  Papers (30)
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This paper presents the design and experimental implementation of an observer-based model predictive control scheme with a notch filter to achieve accurate tracking and fast scanning for an atomic force microscope (AFM). The proposed controller reduces the tracking error by improving the damping of the resonant modes of the AFM piezoelectric tube scanner (PTS). The design of this controller is bas... View full abstract»

• ### Development and Improvement of Carbon Nanotube-Based Ammonia Gas Sensors Using Ink-Jet Printed Interdigitated Electrodes

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):255 - 262
Cited by:  Papers (21)
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Gas sensors have been widely used in many applications including environmental monitoring, industrial control, and detection in warfare or for averting security threats. High sensitivity, selectivity, and fast response time are required for application in real-time monitoring and detection of toxic gases. Single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) provide large specific surface area beneficial for ga... View full abstract»

• ### ZnO Branched Nanowires and the p-CuO/n-ZnO Heterojunction Nanostructured Photodetector

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):263 - 269
Cited by:  Papers (14)
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The authors report the growth of ZnO branched nanowires on the CuO nanowires and the fabrication of p-CuO/n-ZnO heterojunction nanostructured photodetector (PD). It was found that the hydrothermally grown ZnO branched nanowires were reasonably uniform with an average length of 200 nm and an average diameter of 50 nm. Under forward bias, it was found that turn on voltage of the fabricated PD reduce... View full abstract»

• ### Effect of Read-Out Interconnects on the Polarization Characteristics of Nanoantennas for the Long-Wave Infrared Regime

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):270 - 275
Cited by:  Papers (6)
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We report experimental and simulation studies of the effect of interconnects on the polarization characteristics of nanoscale dipole antennas. In the long-wave infrared (LWIR) regime, isolation of the postdetection dc circuit and the optical-frequency antenna currents is difficult because the wavelength of the incident radiation is comparable to the dimensions of the isolating elements, and becaus... View full abstract»

• ### Open Access

Publication Year: 2013, Page(s): 276
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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.