Nanoelectronics and Information Technology: Advanced Electronic Materials and Novel Devices / Edition 1

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This outstanding textbook collects on about 1,000 pages the fundamental concepts and key technologies related to advanced electronic materials and devices. The third edition now holds 47 chapters a 20-30 pages, grouped into eight sections. The first two sections are devoted to principles, materials processing and characterization methods. Following sections hold contributions to relevant materials and various devices, computational concepts, storage systems, data transmission, imaging systems and displays.

Each subject area is opened by a tutorial introduction, written by the editor and giving a rich list of references. The following chapters provide a concise yet in-depth description in a given topic. The obvious strength of the book is its encyclopedic character, providing adequate background material instead of just reviewing current trends. The reader benefits from the clear structure which reduces overlap or repetition to a minimum.

This third edition is completely revised and contains to a third absolutely new content ranging from fundamental aspects, now including mesoscopic electron transport, to advanced technological solutions. The second section, which is focused on processing and characterization, holds new chapters on nanoimprint lithography, 3-D integration technology, scanning probe manipulation of materials and bottom-up approaches. The former parts on RAM and Mass Storage Devices now belong to a coupled section with new contributions on floating gate as well as and electrochemical and thermochemical memories. This allows more space for a new section devoted to computational concepts and systems. The part devoted data transmission and interfaces henceforth includes the discussion of interconnects and RFID Technology. The contributions on sensors and imaging systems are substantially updated, and the last part of the book which summarizes various display technologies is complemented by a chapter on micro-mirror displays.

This textbook is primarily aimed at graduate students of physics, electrical engineering and information technology as well as material science. It is equally of interest to professionals wanting a broader overview of this hot topic. Experts might appreciate the book for having quick access to principles as well as a source for getting insight into related fields.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783527403639
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/22/2003
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 1002
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 11.34 (h) x 1.80 (d)

Meet the Author

The Editor:
Rainer Waser is Professor of Physics at the Faculty for Electrical Engineering and Information Technology of the RWTH Aachen University and Director at the Institute of Solid State Research (IFF) at the Research Center Juelich, Germany. He received his PhD in Physical Chemistry at the University of Darmstadt and worked at the Philips Research Laboratory, Aachen. In 1992 he was appointed Professor. His research group is focused on fundamental aspects of electronic materials and on such integrated devices as non-volatile memories, specifically ferroelectric memories, logic devices, sensors and actuators. Throughout, he has been collaborating with major semiconductor industries all over the world.
Rainer Waser has published about 200 technical papers, edited several books, and holds ten patents. He is spokesman of the program Information Technology with Nanoelectronic Systems within the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers. In 2000, Dr. Waser has been honored with the IEEE Ferroelectrics Recognition Award.

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Table of Contents

Contents 4
Preface 7
General Introduction 11
I Fundamentals 25
1 Dielectrics 31
2 Ferroelectrics 59
3 Electronic Properties and Quantum Effects 79
4 Magnetoelectronics - Magnetism and Magnetotransport in Layered Structures 109
5 Organic Molecules - Electronic Structures, Properties, and Reactions 129
6 Neurons - The Molecular Basis of their Electrical Excitability 147
7 Circuit and System Design 167
II Technology and Analysis 189
8 Film Deposition Methods 199
9 Lithography 223
10 Material Removing Techniques - Etching and Chemical Mechanical Polishing 249
11 Analysis by Diffraction and Fluorescence Methods 273
12 Scanning Probe Techniques 297
III Logic Devices 321
13 Silicon MOSFETs - Novel Materials and Alternative Concepts 359
14 Ferroelectric Field Effect Transistors 387
15 Quantum Transport Devices Based on Resonant Tunneling 407
16 Single-Electron Devices for Logic Applications 425
17 Superconductor Digital Electronics 445
18 Quantum Computing Using Superconductors 461
19 Carbon Nanotubes for Data Processing 473
20 Molecular Electronics 501
IV Random Access Memories 527
21 High-Permittivity Materials for DRAMs 539
22 Ferroelectric Random Access Memories 565
23 Magnetoresistive RAM 591
V Mass Storage Devices 607
24 Hard Disk Drives 617
25 Magneto-Optical Dises 633
26 Rewritable DVDs Based on Phase Change Materials 645
27 Holographic Data Storage 659
28 AFM-Based Mass Storage - The Millipede Concept 687
VI Data Transmission and Interfaces 703
29 Transmission on Chip and Board Level 715
30 Photonic Networks 731
31 Microwave Communication Systems - Novel Approaches for Passive Devices 757
32 Neuroelectronic Interfacing: Semiconductor Chips with Ion Channels, Nerve Cells, and Brain 781
VII Sensor Arrays and Imaging Systems 811
33 Optical 3-D Time-of-Flight Imaging System 821
34 Pyroelectic Detector Arrays for IR Imaging 833
35 Electronic Noses 851
36 2-D Tactile Sensors and Tactile Sensor Arrays 865
VIII Displays 881
37 Liquid Crystal Displays 891
38 Organic Light Emitting Devices 915
39 Field-Emission and Plasma Displays 933
40 Electronic Paper 959
Abbreviations 973
Symbols 979
Authors 985
Index 989
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