Nato Science Series B:

Granular Nanoelectronics

Editors: Ferry, David, Barker, John R., Jacoboni, Carlo (Eds.)

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The technological means now exists for approaching the fundamentallimiting scales of solid state electronics in which a single carrier can, in principle, represent a single bit in an information flow. In this light, the prospect of chemically, or biologically, engineered molccular-scale structures which might support information processing functions has enticed workers for many years. The one common factor in all suggested molecular switches, ranging from the experimentally feasible proton-tunneling structure, to natural systems such as the micro-tubule, is that each proposed structure deals with individual information carrying entities. Whereas this future molecular electronics faces enormous technical challenges, the same Iimit is already appearing in existing semiconducting quantum wires and small tunneling structures, both superconducting and normal meta! devices, in which the motion of a single eh arge through the tunneling barrier can produce a sufficient voltage change to cut-off further tunneling current. We may compare the above situation with today's Si microelectronics, where each bit is encoded as a very !arge number, not necessarily fixed, of electrons within acharge pulse. The associated reservoirs and sinks of charge carriers may be profitably tapped and manipulated to proviele macro-currents which can be readily amplified or curtailed. On the other band, modern semiconductor ULSI has progressed by adopting a linear scaling principle to the down-sizing of individual semiconductor devices.

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  • Dephasing and Non-Dephasing Collisions in Nanostructures

    A. J. Leggett

    Pages 297-311

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  • Single-Electronics: Correlated Transfer of Single Electrons in Ultrasmall Junctions, Arrays, and Systems

    K. K. Likharev

    Pages 371-391

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Granular Nanoelectronics
Series Title
Nato Science Series B:
Series Volume
251
Copyright
1991
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4899-3689-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4899-3689-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-306-43881-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-3691-2
Series ISSN
0258-1221
Edition Number
1
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