Advanced Nanoelectronics

Razali Ismail, Mohammad Taghi Ahmadi, Sohail Anwar

December 17, 2012 by CRC Press
Reference - 456 Pages - 33 Color & 218 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781439856802 - CAT# K12671
Series: Nano and Energy


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  • Examines how advanced nanoelectronics concepts are applied to the modeling and simulation of emerging nanodevices
  • Highlights carbon-based materials concepts for application to nanotransistors
  • Models the carbon nanotube field effect transistor (CNTFET) and its circuit performance
  • Offers a comprehensive study of graphene nanoribbon field effect transistor (GNRFET) modeling
  • Discusses silicon nanowire (SiNW) field effect transistor modeling and advanced fabrication methods
  • Presents new approaches based on quantum mechanics to accurately model nanometer scale strain silicon transistors
  • Includes more than 200 black-and-white illustrations and a 16-page color insert


While theories based on classical physics have been very successful in helping experimentalists design microelectronic devices, new approaches based on quantum mechanics are required to accurately model nanoscale transistors and to predict their characteristics even before they are fabricated. Advanced Nanoelectronics provides research information on advanced nanoelectronics concepts, with a focus on modeling and simulation. Featuring contributions by researchers actively engaged in nanoelectronics research, it develops and applies analytical formulations to investigate nanoscale devices.

The book begins by introducing the basic ideas related to quantum theory that are needed to better understand nanoscale structures found in nanoelectronics, including graphenes, carbon nanotubes, and quantum wells, dots, and wires. It goes on to highlight some of the key concepts required to understand nanotransistors. These concepts are then applied to the carbon nanotube field effect transistor (CNTFET).

Several chapters cover graphene, an unzipped form of CNT that is the recently discovered allotrope of carbon that has gained a tremendous amount of scientific and technological interest. The book discusses the development of the graphene nanoribbon field effect transistor (GNRFET) and its use as a possible replacement to overcome the CNT chirality challenge. It also examines silicon nanowire (SiNW) as a new candidate for achieving the downscaling of devices. The text describes the modeling and fabrication of SiNW, including a new top-down fabrication technique. Strained technology, which changes the properties of device materials rather than changing the device geometry, is also discussed.

The book ends with a look at the technical and economic challenges that face the commercialization of nanoelectronics and what universities, industries, and government can do to lower the barriers. A useful resource for professionals, researchers, and scientists, this work brings together state-of-the-art technical and scientific information on important topics in advanced nanoelectronics.