Theoretical Computer Science and General Issues

Field-Coupled Nanocomputing

Paradigms, Progress, and Perspectives

Editors: Anderson, Neal G., Bhanja, Sanjukta (Eds.)

  • Summarizes major milestones achieved in emerging FCN nanocomputing paradigms - at the device, circuit, architecture levels
  • Identifies and highlights promising opportunities for FCN and critical challenges facing realization of FCN-based nanocomputers
  • Contains extended and revised versions of the contributions by the participants of the 2013 Workshop on Field-Coupled Nanocomputing and invited chapters by experienced researchers who did not attend FCN'13
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Field-coupled nanocomputing (FCN) paradigms offer fundamentally new approaches to digital information processing that do not utilize transistors or require charge transport. Information transfer and computation are achieved in FCN via local field interactions between nanoscale building blocks that are organized in patterned arrays. Several FCN paradigms are currently under active investigation, including quantum-dot cellular automata (QCA), molecular quantum cellular automata (MQCA), nanomagnetic logic (NML), and atomic quantum cellular automata (AQCA). Each of these paradigms has a number of unique features that make it attractive as a candidate for post-CMOS nanocomputing, and each faces critical challenges to realization.

This State-of-the-Art-Survey provides a snapshot of the current developments and novel research directions in the area of FCN. The book is divided into five sections. The first part, Field-Coupled Nanocomputing Paradigms, provides valuable background information and perspectives on the QDCA, MQCA, NML, and AQCA paradigms and their evolution. The second section, Circuits and Architectures, addresses a wide variety of current research on FCN clocking strategies, logic synthesis, circuit design and test, logic-in-memory, hardware security, and architecture. The third section, Modeling and Simulation, considers the theoretical modeling and computer simulation of large FCN circuits, as well as the use of simulations for gleaning physical insight into elementary FCN building blocks. The fourth section, Irreversibility and Dissipation, considers the dissipative consequences of irreversible information loss in FCN circuits, their quantification, and their connection to circuit structure. The fifth section, The Road Ahead: Opportunities and Challenges, includes an edited transcript of the panel discussion that concluded the FCN 13 workshop.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • The Development of Quantum-Dot Cellular Automata

    Lent, Craig S. (et al.)

    Pages 3-20

  • Nanomagnet Logic (NML)

    Porod, Wolfgang (et al.)

    Pages 21-32

  • Silicon Atomic Quantum Dots Enable Beyond-CMOS Electronics

    Wolkow, Robert A. (et al.)

    Pages 33-58

  • A Clocking Strategy for Scalable and Fault-Tolerant QDCA Signal Distribution in Combinational and Sequential Devices

    Tougaw, Douglas

    Pages 61-72

  • Electric Clock for NanoMagnet Logic Circuits

    Vacca, Marco (et al.)

    Pages 73-110

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Softcover $95.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Field-Coupled Nanocomputing
Book Subtitle
Paradigms, Progress, and Perspectives
Editors
  • Neal G. Anderson
  • Sanjukta Bhanja
Series Title
Theoretical Computer Science and General Issues
Series Volume
8280
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-43722-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-43722-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-43721-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 393
Number of Illustrations and Tables
233 b/w illustrations
Topics