Single-electron device research: Some directions and challenges

Richard Kiehl

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A wide range of proposals has been made for exploiting single-electron effects in ultra-small structures. Impressions concerning the promise and progress in this field have been varied, probably because of the variety of proposals and their departure from conventional technology. The extent of the paradigm shift that would be needed to use single-electron effects in various applications has often not been clear since some applications represent straightforward extensions of current technology. In this context, some examples of current directions in research aimed at exploiting single-electron effects are presented, and the challenges in utilizing these in sensor, memory, and logic applications are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAnnual Device Research Conference Digest
Number of pages3
StatePublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1999 57th Annual Device Research Conference Digest (DRC) - Santa Barbara, CA, USA
Duration: Jun 28 1999Jun 30 1999


OtherProceedings of the 1999 57th Annual Device Research Conference Digest (DRC)
CitySanta Barbara, CA, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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