Exponentially Adiabatic Switching in Quantum-Dot Cellular Automata
AbstractWe calculate the excess energy transferred into two-dot and three-dot quantum dot cellular automata systems during switching events. This is the energy that must eventually be dissipated as heat. The adiabaticity of a switching event is quantified using the adiabaticity parameter of Landau and Zener. For the logically reversible operations of WRITE or ERASE WITH COPY, the excess energy transferred to the system decreases exponentially with increasing adiabaticity. For the logically irreversible operation of ERASE WITHOUT COPY, considerable energy is transferred and so must be dissipated, in accordance with the Landauer Principle. The exponential decrease in energy dissipation with adiabaticity (e.g., switching time) distinguishes adiabatic quantum switching from the usual linear improvement in classical systems. View Full-Text
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Pidaparthi, S.S.; Lent, C.S. Exponentially Adiabatic Switching in Quantum-Dot Cellular Automata. J. Low Power Electron. Appl. 2018, 8, 30.
Pidaparthi SS, Lent CS. Exponentially Adiabatic Switching in Quantum-Dot Cellular Automata. Journal of Low Power Electronics and Applications. 2018; 8(3):30.Chicago/Turabian Style
Pidaparthi, Subhash S.; Lent, Craig S. 2018. "Exponentially Adiabatic Switching in Quantum-Dot Cellular Automata." J. Low Power Electron. Appl. 8, no. 3: 30.
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