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Computational Single-Electronics : Computational Microelectronics - Christoph Wasshuber

Computational Single-Electronics

Computational Microelectronics

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This book brings together for the first time a review of the theory behind single-electronics, a state-of-the-art description of simulation methods for single-electron devices and circuits, and a comprehensive discussion of a wide selection of applications ranging from logic and memory to metrology. The author shares his almost a decade-long experience in single-electronics. Attention is given to open challenges such as the random background charge problem, where old and new ideas are presented to overcome it.Many simulation methods described in this book are not particular to single-electronics. The efficient calculation of capacitances, tunnel rates, and bound energy states have applications in many other fields. This book is written with the practical side in mind. Simulation methods are described in a manner which makes their implementation straight forward.

"This is a well written book offering a clear and detailed insight into physical processes and numerical procedures essential to the single-electron dynamics in electro-conducting media. The subject of the book is a rapidly developing scientific field which is interesting not only from a purely theoretical point of view but also attracts attention due to a variety of application possibilities in contemporary micro-electronics. The book may be useful both to students as a textbook, and to a more general scientific community dealing with problems involving a single electron dynamics in solids ..." Zentralblatt fur Mathematik und ihre Grenzgebiete Vol. 1013/No. 13/2003

Introductionp. 1
Single-Electronics Made Easyp. 1
A Historical Look Backp. 5
Theoryp. 9
Orthodox Single-Electron Theoryp. 9
Time and Space Correlationsp. 18
Master Equation of Electron Transportp. 19
Extensions to the Orthodox Theoryp. 22
Simulation Methods and Numerical Algorithmsp. 48
Monte Carlo Methodp. 48
Solution of the Master Equationp. 67
Coupling with SPICEp. 77
Free Energyp. 79
Tunnel Transmission Coefficientp. 85
Energy Levelsp. 110
Evaluation Schemes for Cotunnelingp. 116
Rate Calculation Including Electromagnetic Environmentp. 117
Numerical Integration of Tunnel Ratesp. 121
Time-Dependent Node Voltages and Node Chargesp. 122
Stability Diagram and Stable Statesp. 123
Capacitance Calculationsp. 126
Circuits and Applicationsp. 147
Fundamental Circuitsp. 147
Metrology Applicationsp. 161
Memoryp. 167
Logicp. 183
Interfacing to CMOSp. 202
Exotic Circuitsp. 202
Evolutionary Circuit Designp. 213
Random Background Chargesp. 217
The Good Side of High Charge Sensitivityp. 218
Solutions on the Material Levelp. 219
Solutions on the Device Levelp. 220
Solutions on the Circuit and System Levelp. 225
Manufacturing Methods and Material Systemsp. 226
Shadow Evaporationp. 227
Step-Edge Cutoffp. 228
Nanoimprintp. 230
Planar Quantum Dotsp. 231
Scanning Probe Microscopyp. 231
Granular Filmsp. 232
Self-Assembled Structuresp. 233
Outlookp. 233
Fermi's Golden Rulep. 235
Capacitance and Resistance Extraction from Measured Datap. 237
Analytic Solutions of the Cotunneling Ratep. 238
Algorithms from Number Theoryp. 246
Convex Hull of Point Setp. 248
Analytic Capacitance Calculationp. 248
Referencesp. 257
Subject Indexp. 275
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ISBN: 9783211835586
ISBN-10: 321183558X
Series: Computational Microelectronics
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: July 2001
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: AT
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.67