Design of new logic architectures utilizing optimized suspended-gate single-electron transistors

Benjamin Pruvost, Ken Uchida, Hiroshi Mizuta, Shunri Oda

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    The operation and performances of the suspended-gate single-electron transistor (SET) are investigated through simulation. The movable gate is 3-D optimized, so that low actuation voltage (0.4 V), fast switching (1 ns), and ultralow pull-in energy (0.015 fJ) are simulated. A two-state capacitor model based on the 3-D results is then embedded with a SET analytical model in a SPICE environment to investigate the operation of the device. Through the control of the Coulomb oscillation characteristics, the position of the movable gate enables a background charge insensitive coding of the information. New circuit architectures with applications in cellular nonlinear network and pattern matching are also proposed and simulated.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number5223702
    Pages (from-to)504-512
    Number of pages9
    JournalIEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jul


    • 1-D and 3-D modeling
    • cantilever switch
    • movable gate
    • nanoelectromechanical system (NEMS)
    • single-electron transistor (SET)

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Computer Science Applications
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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