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Nanoelectronics and Information Technology

Nanoelectronics (UE S3-11)

This course gives an introduction to nanoelectronics and ICTs and
discusses the advances electron device technologies.

Outline of the course

  • Introduction
    • From micro- to nanoelectronics
    • Bottom-up and top-down approaches

  • Single electron transistors (SETs)
    • Principle of operation
    • Application to electrometers
    • The influence of offset charges
    • Hybrid logic circuits SET-FET
    • Transmission of information by quantum-dot cellular automata (QCAs)
    • Quantum information processing

  • Single-electron memory (SEM)
    • Principle of operation
    • Intrgation on silicon
    • Multi-bit storage

  • Devices based on quantum wires
    • Carbon-nanotube devices
    • Devices based on semiconductor nanowires
    • Examples of reconfigurable logic circuits

  • Fast devices
    • Tunnel junctions
    • Resonant tunneling
    • Nano-electromechanical devices (NEMs)

  • Post-silicon technology
    • Molecular electronics
    • Neural networks


  • Written exam
  • Graded reports on lab practicals

course volume

  • ECTS: 6