Special Issue "Applied Single-Electron Transistors"
A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 December 2016)
Single-electron transistors (SETs) were developed in the 1980s, and, in recent years, have been used in a number of new and exciting applications. SET operation is based on the Coulomb blockade effect, under which the number of electrons on the nanoscale island is quantized, but can be changed by adjusting a potential on a capacitively coupled gate. In this way, the gate potential governs the transport from source to drain tunnel junctions. The Coulomb blockade oscillations in source-drain conductance give SETs unique capabilities for charge detection, making them the most sensitive electrometers to date capable of detecting a tiny fraction of elementary electron charge. SETs are, therefore, naturally suitable as sensors for various electrometric applications on nanoscale, ranging from ultimately scaled computer architectures, including quantum computing, to DNA and molecular sensing. SETs are intrinsically very fast devices, with an upper bandwidth boundary in the GHz range. High-speed applications of SETs became a hot research topic when developments in microwave measurements were combined with the unique capabilities of SETs.
This Special Issue will explore the current state of SET research, and highlight recent developments as well as emerging areas. Submissions are especially encouraged in areas that push the boundaries of SET applications.
Prof. Dr. Greg Snider
Prof. Dr. Alexei Orlov
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- Single electron transistor,
- Coulomb blockade, Electrometer,Elemental charge sensors,
- High-speed electrometers, charge,
- Charge parity and spin-state readouts,
- Radio-frequency charge sensing