Nano-Net. Third International ICST Conference, NanoNet 2008, Boston, MA, USA, September 14-16, 2008, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

Application of Molecular Electronics Devices in Digital Circuit Design

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-02427-6_12,
        author={Ci Lei and Dinesh Pamunuwa and Steven Bailey and Colin Lambert},
        title={Application of Molecular Electronics Devices in Digital Circuit Design},
        proceedings={Nano-Net. Third International ICST Conference, NanoNet 2008, Boston, MA, USA, September 14-16, 2008, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={NANO-NET},
        year={2012},
        month={5},
        keywords={molecular electronics circuit simulation nanotechnology},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-02427-6_12}
    }
    
  • Ci Lei
    Dinesh Pamunuwa
    Steven Bailey
    Colin Lambert
    Year: 2012
    Application of Molecular Electronics Devices in Digital Circuit Design
    NANO-NET
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-02427-6_12
Ci Lei1,*, Dinesh Pamunuwa1, Steven Bailey1, Colin Lambert1
  • 1: Lancaster University
*Contact email: c.lei@lancaster.ac.uk

Abstract

The Breit-Wigner resonance formula is used to model a class of molecular electronic devices, in order to establish an abstract model for exploration of their applicability in future nanoelectronic systems. The model is used to characterize molecular device I-V curves in terms of the coupling between the molecule and the leads, and demonstrate digital circuit functionality. Circuit metrics such as noise margin, speed and power are investigated.