A blog about anything nanotech

22nm FD-SOI Analog design workshop

morreale Sunday 01 of October, 2017
GLOBALFOUNDRIES has posted their 22 nm FD-SOI Analog design workshops for viewing. The webinars describe the analog performances of their 22FDX process in two parts. Part 1 describes analog design best practices, and Part 2 describes analog layout best practices.

Millie Dresselhaus Virtual Issue

morreale Monday 10 of July, 2017
ACS nano has created a virtual issue featuring papers by Millie Dresselhaus. Her papers appeared in:
  • Accounts of Chemical Research
  • ACS Nano
  • Chemistry of Materials
  • Journal of the American Chemical Society
  • Journal of Physical Chemistry B
  • Journal of Physical Chemistry C
  • Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
  • Langmuir
  • Nano Letters


IEEE Journal on Exploratory Solid-State Computational Devices and Circuits

morreale Thursday 29 of June, 2017
The IEEE Journal on Exploratory Solid-State Computational Devices and Circuits contains papers on solid state circuits using new materials and experimental designs. The May issue is available now and its open access. The some of the most popular papers include:

  • An Energy-Efficient Digital ReRAM-Crossbar-Based CNN With Bitwise Parallelism
  • Benchmarking of Beyond-CMOS Exploratory Devices for Logic Integrated Circuits
  • CoMET: Composite-Input Magnetoelectric- Based Logic Technology
  • Tunnel Field-Effect Transistors in 2-D Transition Metal Dichalcogenide Materials
  • Nonboolean Pattern Recognition Using Chains of Coupled CMOS Oscillators as Discriminant Circuits
  • Vahnood Pourahmad ; Sasikanth Manipatruni ; Dmitri Nikonov ; Ian Young ; Ehsan Afshari
  • Compact Modeling of Distributed Effects in 2-D Vertical Tunnel FETs and Their Impact on DC and RF

Image source: CoMET: Composite-Input Magnetoelectric- Based Logic Technology

ACS Nano Virtual Issues 10 Year Anniversary

morreale Monday 26 of June, 2017
The ACS Nano Virtual Issues celebrates its 10 Anniversary. Recent topics include:
  • June 2017:
    • The first 46th World Chemistry Congress of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry
    • Celebrating 10 Years of Nanomedicine Research
  • May 2017:
    • Advancing Cancer Research, Hot Materials Chemistry
    • Next Generation MRI Contrast Agents
    • 2D Materials and Beyond


ACS 2D Materials and Beyond

morreale Friday 26 of May, 2017
ACS has posted the special virtual issue: 2D Materials and beyond covering New Discoveries and Opportunities from Two-Dimensional Materials. The topics include:
  • Synthesis and Doping of 2D Materials
  • Scanned Probe Techniques on 2D Materials
  • 2D Material Devices
  • Optical Properties of 2D Materials

Source: ACS Imaging Cyclotron Orbits of Electrons in Graphene

Amantadine hydrochloride drug properties database

morreale Friday 26 of May, 2017
NIST has a new database on the drug Amantadine hydrochloride that is used as an antiviral agent and is used to treat Parkinson's disease and the fatigue associated with multiple sclerosis. The database contains the thermodynamic properties of the drug such as how it responds to heat and changes from a solid into a gas.


Materials Project

morreale Wednesday 04 of January, 2017
Professor Kristin Persson from UC Berkeley give a very interesting talk on her groups efforts to build a materials properties database using the quantum mechanical codes on the high performance super computers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. There are about 70,000 inorganic compounds but there is only materials properties on only about 300-400 compounds. It took about a year to get the code to run on the super computer that would work well with the work flow of the user community. It the last 2 years, the project has generated 10 time the data that was previously available. The Materials Project database is open source and open access.


The transistor turns 90

morreale Sunday 16 of October, 2016
The transistor turns 90 this year. An applications for the FET was file in October 1926 by Julius Edgar Lilienfeld. Lam Research has posted a tech brief on the transistor and how it has changed over time. The brief also describes the future of the transistor structure.