Special Issue "Electronic Nanodevices"

A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991). This special issue belongs to the section "Nanoelectronics, Nanosensors and Devices".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Antonio Di Bartolomeo
Guest Editor
Department of Physics E. R. Caianiello, Università di Salerno, Salerno, Italy
Interests: field-effect transistors; tunneling transistors; nonvolatile memories; CMOS technologies; solid-state radiation detectors; field emission; optical and electrical properties of carbon nanotubes, graphene, and 2D materials; semiconductor heterojunctions and their application as photodetectors, solar cells, and chemical sensors; van der Waals heterojunctions of 2D-layered materials
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The start of high-volume production of field-effect transistors with a feature size below 100 nm at the end of the 20th century signaled the transition from microelectronics to nanoelectronics. Since then, downscaling in the semiconductor industry has continued until the recent development of sub-10 nm technologies.

Although the basic operating principles of transistors have remained more or less the same during the transition to the nanoscale regime, several phenomena related to the wave nature of electrons have gradually appeared, and some traditional issues, such as short-channel effects, junction or dielectric leakages, have become more severe. Tunneling and other quantum effects or fluctuations in several transistor parameters due to the granularity of matter have become more relevant.

The new phenomena and issues as well as the technological challenges of the fabrication and manipulation at the nanoscale have spurred an intense theoretical and experimental research activity. New device structures, operating principles, materials, and measurement techniques have emerged, and new approaches to electronic transport and device modeling have become necessary. Examples are the introduction of vertical MOSFETs in addition to the planar ones to enable the multigate approach as well as the development of new tunneling, high-electron mobility, and single-electron devices. The search for new materials such as nanowires, nanotubes, and 2D materials for the transistor channel, dielectrics, and interconnects has been part of the process.

Other than for integrated circuits, new electronic nanodevices, often consisting of nanoscale heterojunctions, have been developed for light emission, transmission, and detection in optoelectronic and photonic systems, as well for new chemical, biological, and environmental sensors.

This Special Issue focuses on the design, fabrication, modeling, and demonstration of nanodevices for electronic, optoelectronic, and sensing applications. Specific topics include the structure, materials, characterization techniques, underlying physical phenomena, and theoretical understanding of transistors, diodes, and memory devices used as building blocks of electronic and optoelectronic systems or sensors.

We encourage the submission of research and review articles as well as of numerical simulations, especially if supported by experimental evidence.

Prof. Dr. Antonio Di Bartolomeo
Guest Editor

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  • Field-effect nanotransistors (MOSFET, JFET, MESFET, HEMT, CMOS)
  • Multigate MOSFETs
  • Volatile and nonvolatile memories: DRAM, SRAM, Flash memories, memristors, ferroelectric memories
  • Quantum wire devices: nanowire and nanotube MOSFETs
  • Ballistic MOSFETs
  • Tunneling field-effect transistors
  • Heterojunctions, Schottky devices, resonant tunneling diodes
  • Hot electron transistors, field emission transistors, bipolar junction transistors
  • Nanocapacitors, tunnel junctions
  • Quantum dot devices, single electron transistors
  • Molecular transistors
  • Nanosensors: photodetectors, environmental, chemical, biological nanosensors
  • Photovoltaic cells
  • Light-emitting nanodevices
  • Photonic nanodevices
  • Plasmonic nanodevices

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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