Introduction to Nanoelectronic Single-Electron Circuit Design

Introduction to Nanoelectronic Single-Electron Circuit Design

by Jaap Hoekstra
     
 

ISBN-10: 9814241938

ISBN-13: 9789814241939

Pub. Date: 02/01/2010

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This book examines single-electron circuits as an introduction to the rapidly expanding field of nanoelectronics. It discusses both the analysis and synthesis of circuits with the nanoelectronic metallic single-electron tunneling (SET) junction device. The basic physical phenomena under consideration are the quantum mechanical tunneling of electrons through a small

Overview

This book examines single-electron circuits as an introduction to the rapidly expanding field of nanoelectronics. It discusses both the analysis and synthesis of circuits with the nanoelectronic metallic single-electron tunneling (SET) junction device. The basic physical phenomena under consideration are the quantum mechanical tunneling of electrons through a small insulating gap between two metal leads, the Coulomb blockade and Coulomb oscillations — the last two resulting from the quantization of charge. The author employs an unconventional approach in explaining the operation and design of single-electron circuits.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789814241939
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/01/2010
Pages:
301
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Tunneling Experiments in Nanoelectronics

Current in Electrodynamics and Circuit Theory

Free Electrons in Quantum Mechanics

Current and Tunnel Current in Quantum Physics

Energy in Circuit Theory

Energy in the Switched Two-Capacitor Circuit

Impulse Circuit Model for Single-Electron Tunneling — Zero Tunneling Time

Impulse Circuit Model for Single-Electron Tunneling — Nonzero Tunneling Times

Generalizing the Theory to Multi-Junction Circuits

Single-Electron Tunneling Circuit Examples

Circuit Design Methodologies

More Potential Applications and Challenges

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