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Springer Theses

Using Imperfect Semiconductor Systems for Unique Identification

Authors: Roberts, Jonathan

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  • Nominated as an outstanding PhD Thesis by the University of Lancaster
  • Provides basis for potentially very significant advances in secure identification
  • Gives accessible introductions both to the physics and the security aspects
  • Breakthrough work that has been recognized by UK research council's ICT Pioneers Award
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This thesis describes novel devices for the secure identification of objects or electronic systems. The identification relies on the the atomic-scale uniqueness of semiconductor devices by measuring a macroscopic quantum property of the system in question. Traditionally, objects and electronic systems have been securely identified by measuring specific characteristics: common examples include passwords, fingerprints used to identify a person or an electronic device, and holograms that can tag a given object to prove its authenticity. Unfortunately, modern technologies also make it possible to circumvent these everyday techniques.

Variations in quantum properties are amplified by the existence of atomic-scale imperfections. As such, these devices are the hardest possible systems to clone. They also use the least resources and provide robust security. Hence they have tremendous potential significance as a means of reliably telling the good guys from the bad.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-67891-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.99
price for USA in USD
Softcover $139.99
price for USA in USD
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Using Imperfect Semiconductor Systems for Unique Identification
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-67891-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-67891-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-67890-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-88504-9
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 123
Number of Illustrations
64 b/w illustrations, 8 illustrations in colour
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