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Special Issue "Nanostructure-Based Memory Devices"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2020.
Interests: nonvolatile memories; charge-trapping memories; resistive memories; nanowire-based devices; graphene and 2D devices; memristors; quantum devices
Electronic memory devices have been leading the microelectronics technology for years, having a critical and crucial role in the current computing machines. Today, electronic memory is found in any device we use in our everyday life, starting from coffee and white machines and ending to cars and spacecrafts. Thus, memories affect every facet of our social life, our health, our security, our transportation, our environment, etc.
Since we are living in the period of nanotechnology and nanoelectronics blossom, the size of the electronic devices has shrunk, allowing nanostructured memories to play a significant role. Furthermore, the new nanofabrication techniques and tools allow the utilization of nanoparticles, single molecules, and DNA as materials suitable for information storage. Nanotechnology has revealed new features of materials and devices: the physical and electronic properties of nanoparticles are different from those of bulk materials, and the operation of nanowire transistors becomes more complicated than that of the planar elements. The new nanomaterials and nanodevices developed recently, such as memristors, inspire scientists to think of new computing paradigms that are not compatible with the standard von Neumann computer architecture. The most well-known paradigm is the in-memory computing or logic-in-memory computing. The field of nanostructured-based memories is advancing rapidly, laying the foundations for an age closer to the “internet of things”, artificial intelligence and neuromorphic computing.
High-quality papers on all the above-mentioned types of memory, topics, and open issues should be written and collected in a special volume. This is the aim of this Special Issue in Materials. It is my pleasure to invite you to submit a manuscript for this Special Issue. Communications, full, and review papers are all welcome.
Dr. Panagiotis Dimitrakis
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- nanowire-based memories
- nanoparticle-based memories
- graphene and 2D materials memories
- nanocrossbar memories
- nanoscale resistive switching memories
- nanoscale MRAM and FRAM
- molecular memories
- hybrid silicon/polymer memories
- vertical and 3D memories