# IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology

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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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• ### Editorial

Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): 421
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• ### Lattice Theory of$hboxC_36$: A Carbon Ellipsoidal Cell

Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):422 - 429
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An ellipsoidal differential lattice structure is developed for studies of the structures, energy bands, and electronic characteristics of C36. Constraint numbers are introduced into the wavenumbers of krho in the longitudinal direction of the prolate ellipsoidal lattice. Under these constraints, the structure of the C36 molecule is demonstrated to be an ellipsoidal... View full abstract»

• ### Intersubband Scattering in Double-Gate MOSFETs

Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):430 - 435
Cited by:  Papers (7)
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Quantum mechanical features of even the most basic of semiconductor components can be expected to become of paramount importance for future nanoelectronics and quantum information technology. Here, we show that the conductivity of even a two-dimensionally extended double-gate silicon-on-insulator metal-oxide-silicon field-effect transistor can develop a distinct peak structure in its top-gate volt... View full abstract»

• ### Encoding and Transport of Information in Molecular and Biomolecular Systems

Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):436 - 440
Cited by:  Papers (11)
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We have proposed possible scenarios based on molecular electrostatic potentials and molecular vibrational modes that can be combined to process and encode information in nanosized circuits. These two intrinsic properties determine how molecules interact or communicate to each other and to themselves. These scenarios may provide the solution to satisfy the urgent need for exponential growth of comp... View full abstract»

• ### Study of Random Telegraph Signals in Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Field Effect Transistors

Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):441 - 445
Cited by:  Papers (19)
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Random telegraph signals (RTSs) are observed in the single-walled carbon nanotube (SWNT) field-effect transistors. The RTS mechanism is studied in detail. It is shown that trapping/detrapping due to the defects in the oxide is the main reason for RTSs in the carbon nanotube field-effect transistors (CNT-FETs). The amplitude of the RTSs in CNT-FETs is mainly attributed to mobility modulation. The d... View full abstract»

• ### Effect of Conductance Variability on Resistor-Logic Demultiplexers for Nanoelectronics

Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):446 - 454
Cited by:  Papers (6)  |  Patents (4)
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On a mixed-scale nanoelectronic crossbar, in which nanowires cross CMOS-scale wires at right angles, a demultiplexer circuit may be laid out using configurable resistors at the crosspoint junctions. This circuit can function as an interface between conventional CMOS microelectronic circuitry and the smaller nanocircuitry by allowing a few CMOS address lines to control a much larger number of nanow... View full abstract»

• ### Mesoscopic Magnetic/Semiconductor Heterostructures

Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):455 - 458
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We report the experimental results of Fe and Fe3O4 nanostructures on GaAs(100) surfaces and hybrid Ferromagnetic/Semiconductor/Ferromagnetic (FM/SC/FM) spintronic devices. Element specific x-ray magnetic circular dichroism (XMCD) measurements have shown directly that Fe atoms on the GaAs(100)-4times6 surface are ferromagnetic. Within coverages of 2.5 to 4.8 ML superparamagne... View full abstract»

• ### Metallization on Semiconductors in the Single Digit Nanometer Regime

Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):459 - 465
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The continued advances in miniaturization of semiconductor devices has seriously challenged contact technology. This study explored the possibility of fabricating metal contacts from the bottom up on semiconductors using a linear metal atom string complex for chemical vapor deposition. The deposition and surface reaction of the dipyridylamino trichromium complex on GaN were characterized using X-r... View full abstract»

• ### The One Phonon Raman Spectrum of Silicon Nanostructures

Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):466 - 469
Cited by:  Papers (4)
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Porous silicon is a structurally complex material, in which effects of the pore topology on its physical properties are even controversial. We use the Born potential and the Green's function, both applied to a supercell model, in order to analyze the Raman response and the phonon band structure of porous silicon. In this model, the pores are simulated by empty columns of atoms, in direction [001],... View full abstract»

• ### Nanostenciling of Functional Materials by Room Temperature Pulsed Laser Deposition

Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):470 - 477
Cited by:  Papers (13)
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We present how various features drawn in a miniature shadow mask (nanostencil) can be efficiently transferred to a surface in the form of three-dimensional nanostructures of metals (Pt, Cr), semiconductors (Ge), and complex oxides (e.g., BaTiO3) by room temperature pulsed laser deposition. Selective deposition is obtained by interposing a sieve with apertures down to 100 nm between sour... View full abstract»

• ### Tunable and Sensitive Biophotonic Waveguides Based on Photonic-Bandgap Microcavities

Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):478 - 484
Cited by:  Papers (5)  |  Patents (1)
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This paper presents a theoretical study of the single-mode and birefriengence condition of the silicon photonic wires using the imaginary distance beam propagation method. The photonic wires are suitable for integration with active one-dimensional silicon photonic bandgap waveguides. This inherently will reduce the propagation loss caused by the scattering factors within the photonic bandgap struc... View full abstract»

• ### Microstructure Analyses of Metal-Filled Carbon Nanotubes Synthesized by Microwave Plasma-Enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposition

Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):485 - 490
Cited by:  Papers (5)
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Pd/Co-based metal-filled carbon nanotubes (MF-CNTs) were synthesized by a microwave plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition method using a bias-enhanced growth technique. Pd/Co-based MF-CNTs were analyzed by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM) electron energy loss spectroscopy (EELS), and Raman spectroscopy. MF-CNTs were well-aligned and uniform in size on ... View full abstract»

• ### RLC Ladder Model for Scattering in Single Metallic Nanoparticles

Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):491 - 498
Cited by:  Papers (37)
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In this paper, we present a new modeling technique for plasmon-based metallic nanoparticles under the influence of an electromagnetic field. The model approximates the coefficients of the admittance rational function. The proposed model utilizes spherical wave functions to describe the field and it provides an equivalent ladder-form RLC realization. Simulation results show that our model matches v... View full abstract»

• ### Proximal Probes Based Nanorobotic Drawing of Polymer Micro/Nanofibers

Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):499 - 510
Cited by:  Papers (30)  |  Patents (2)
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This paper proposes a nanorobotic fiber fabrication method which uses proximal probes to draw polymer fibers down to few hundred nanometers in diameter and several hundred micrometers in length. Using proximal probes such as Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) and Scanning Tunneling Microscope (STM) or glass micropipettes, liquid polymers dissolved in a solvent are drawn. During drawing, the solvent eva... View full abstract»

• ### Microphotoluminescence and Microphotoreflectance Analyses of$hboxCO_2$Laser Rapid-Thermal-Annealed$hboxSiO_x$Surface With Buried Si Nanocrystals

Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):511 - 516
Cited by:  Papers (4)
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The optical properties of a SiOx film rapid-thermal-annealed (RTA) by CO2 laser are primarily investigated. The microphotoluminescence (mu-PL) and high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM) analyses indicate that the precipitation of random-oriented Si nanocrystals can be initiated when laser intensity (Plaser) is larger than 4.5 kW/cm2. At... View full abstract»

• ### Electronic and Structural Properties of Oxygen-Doped BN Nanotubes

Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):517 - 522
Cited by:  Papers (32)
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The structural and electronic properties of oxygen substitutional doping in a (10,0) BN nanotube were obtained using ab initio calculation based on the density functional theory. For the oxygen replacing a boron atom in the tube (OB), the structure is locally deformed. In the case of nitrogen substitution (ON), however, the tube structure remains practically the same with negligible def... View full abstract»

• ### Noise in Silicon Nanowires

Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):523 - 529
Cited by:  Papers (27)
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The current-voltage and noise characteristics of bridging silicon wires have been measured at room temperature. From the linear current-voltage characteristics the bulk and contact resistance contributions are extracted and modeled. The excess noise observed at low frequencies is interpreted in terms of bulk and contact noise contributions, with the former comparable, in terms of Hooge parameter v... View full abstract»

• ### Direct Observation of Silver Atoms on Si

Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):530 - 534
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The dynamics of single silver atoms adsorbed on the Si(111)-7 times 7 surface has been studied between 300 K and 423 K with a variable-temperature scanning tunneling microscope. We discuss the diffusion behavior of one and two silver atoms when they diffuse into a half unit cell of the 7 times 7 reconstructed Si(111) surface. Detailed tracking of the movements of individual silver atoms within a 7... View full abstract»

• ### A Low-Power Nonvolatile Switching Element Based on Copper-Tungsten Oxide Solid Electrolyte

Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):535 - 544
Cited by:  Papers (158)  |  Patents (11)
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We describe the materials aspects and electrical characteristics of W-(Cu/WO3)-Cu switching elements. These materials are compatible with back-end-of-line processing in CMOS integrated circuits where both tungsten and copper already play a significant role. Devices based on Cu/WO3 solid electrolytes formed by photodiffusion of copper into tungsten oxide switch via the electro... View full abstract»

• ### Full-Wave Characterization of Three-Dimensional Photonic Bandgap Structures

Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):545 - 553
Cited by:  Papers (6)
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In this paper, an accurate and efficient characterization of three-dimensional electromagnetic bandgap (3D-EBG) structures is performed, which exploits a full-wave theory developed for doubly periodic gratings. The theoretical approach is presented, details on the numerical implementation are given, and the potentiality of the method in the analysis and design of EBGs is discussed. Convergence fig... View full abstract»

• ### A Novel Spacer Process for Sub-10-nm-Thick Vertical MOS and Its Integration With Planar MOS Device

Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):554 - 563
Cited by:  Papers (6)  |  Patents (2)
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We demonstrate vertical capacitors using a novel spacer process capable of fin thickness down to 5 nm. We also integrate this process compatibly with planar devices on the same die using minimal additional mask steps. Various implant conditions, order of implant step, and starting substrate dopings are studied and best conditions identified through TSUPREM4 simulations and later through experiment... View full abstract»

• ### Template-Growth of Highly Ordered Carbon Nanotube Arrays on Silicon

Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):564 - 567
Cited by:  Papers (7)
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This paper reports on the success in and the key conditions for direct growth of carbon nanotubes of unprecedented uniformity on silicon. The uniformity is ensured through the growth within the highly ordered nanopores of an alumina oxide template, which is in turn formed on silicon through anodization of aluminum of unprecedented thickness evaporated on silicon. The formation of highly ordered na... View full abstract»

• ### High Aspect Ratio Microcolumns to Manipulate Single Electrons on a Liquid Helium Surface for Quantum Logic Bits

Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):568 - 574
Cited by:  Papers (1)
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Electrons are bound to the surface of liquid helium by the image potential due to the induced polarization of the helium. The potential varies as the reciprocal of the distance of the electron from the surface so that the energy levels for the electron motion perpendicular to the surface are those of a one-dimensional hydrogen atom with very small charge. In order to make quantum logic elements (q... 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.