This book compiles and details cutting-edge research in graphene nanostructures and provides circuit designers with the recent progress on graphene transistors for nanoscale circuits. The transistors in integrated circuits are approaching atomic scales. This will soon result in the creation of a growing knowledge gap between the underlying technology and state-of-the-art electronic device modeling and simulations. To bridge this gap, the book provides the computational analysis and mathematical circuit model of a novel transistor with an alternative graphene channel. While most of the books focus on synthesis, fabrication, and characterization of graphene, this book shines a light on graphene models, its circuit simulations, and photonics applications. The computational analysis plays a vital role to optimize the transistor structure, and the device models allow designers to input custom design parameters for evaluating the performance of graphene circuits as a promising VLSI technology. The primary aim of the book is to inspire and to educate fellow circuit designer and students into the field of emerging low-power and high-performance circuit design based on graphene. This book can serve as a textbook for graduate-level course in nanoscale electronics and photonics design and appeal to anyone involved in electrical and electronics engineering, applied physics, and materials science, or nanotechnology research.
- Covers research on recent study on graphene-based devices for use in nanoelectronic circuits, including aspects from low-power and high-performance circuit design, solid-state physics, nanophotonic structures, and computer-aided design and simulation.
- Address the end of Moore’s law and the scaling challenges of CMOS electronics as the most crucial subject in electronics using the plenty of illustrations and a promising substitution for silicon in integrated circuits.
- Illustrate throughout with excellent research studies, figures, and references to accompany each section.
The editors have put together a concise but comprehensive book on two-dimensional carbon, commonly referred to as graphene. In the first 20 pages the authors set out what graphene is and why it is important in the context of integrated circuits, namely as an option for post-silicon scaling. In the next 100 pages or so, the operating principles of graphene, applied as a field effect transistor (FET), are described in great detail, including carrier transport behavior, scaling effects, operating principles, and models for creating a circuit from graphene FETs. The final 80 pages sketch out many applications for graphene: logic, sensing, photonics, and more. Each chapter is easily digestible because the chapters are well confined to a specific topic and include copious references for additional reading as needed. For those who do not require persuasion that graphene is an important electronic material, a thorough reading of this book will quickly bring them up to speed on the main areas of interest.~CHOICE
“This book provides valuable background information on graphene-based transistors, modeling methodologies, and related applications at the circuit level. It coherently integrates device-level knowledge with graphene-based circuit design techniques and offers a comprehensive and up-to-date description of this emerging technology for young scientists and experts in the field.”~Prof. Emre Salman, Stony Brook University (SUNY System), USA
“This book takes readers from the basic concepts of quantum transport theory to the quantitative applications of graphene nanoribbon field-effect transistors (GNRFETs), to SPICE-compatible modeling of realistic devices, to circuit design utilizing those SPICE models, and on to thermal applications of GNRFETs. It is not an edited volume, so there is continuity of information and uniformity in the treatment of the chapters.”~Prof. Emeritus James E. Morris, Portland State University, USA
“This book is timely and relevant for a better understanding of graphene and addresses its potential applications in next-generation nanoscale electronics and photonics. I expect it will soon be highlighted by many researchers and educators in its targeted research community.”~Dr. Ebrahim Amiri, The University of New Orleans, USA