IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology

Archive for November, 2015

TNANO Article in focus: November 2015

Sunday, November 8th, 2015

From the November 2015 issue of IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology

A SPICE-Compatible Model of MOS-Type Graphene Nano-Ribbon Field-Effect Transistors Enabling Gate- and Circuit-Level Delay and Power Analysis Under Process Variation

by Chen, Y.; Sangai, A.; Rogachev, A.; Gholipour, M.; Iannaccone, G.; Fiori, G.; Chen, D.
T-NANO, Vol. 14, Issue 6, pp. 1068 – 1082, November 2015.



Abstract: This paper presents the first parameterized SPICE-compatible compact model of a graphene nano-ribbon field-effect transistor (GNRFET) with doped reservoirs, also known as MOS-type GNRFET. The current and charge models closely match numerical TCAD simulations. In addition, process variation in transistor dimension, line edge roughness, and doping level in the reservoirs are accurately modeled. Our model provides a means to analyze delay and power of graphene-based circuits under process variation, and offers design and fabrication insights for graphene circuits in the future. We show that line edge roughness severely degrades the advantages of GNRFET circuits; however, GNRFET is still a good candidate for low-power applications.


Special Section/Issue on the 3rd Int. Conference on Devices, Circuit and Systems

Thursday, November 5th, 2015

Special Section/Issue on the 3rd International Conference on Devices, Circuit and Systems (ICDCS’16)

Extensive research on nanomaterials has unveiled many interesting and promising properties for novel applications in electronics, photonics, and biology. For benefiting of such discoveries, it is necessary to fully integrate devices, circuits and systems with applications. This special issue of the IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology will consider multi-disciplinary papers combining research in device/circuit design, processing, modelling, fabrication, characterization, and pertinent applications. Topics for this Special Issue are, but not limited to

  • MOS devices and Device Physics
  • Advanced Memory Technology
  • Advanced Circuit and Systems
  • Photonic Devices and Optoelectronic Integration
  • Organic Materials Science, Device Physics, and Applications
  • Spintronics Materials and Devices
  • Application of Nano tubes, Nanowires, and Graphene
  • Photovoltaics & Power Semiconductor Devices
  • Speech, Image and Data Processing in Nano-systems
  • Crypto Systems
  • MIMO Systems
  • Bio Nano Devices

See Call for Papers here.