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Nano Devices and Circuit Techniques for Low-Energy Applications and Energy Harvesting

  • Chong-Min Kyung

Part of the KAIST Research Series book series (KAISTRS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Devices for Low Energy

  3. Systems and Circuits for Low Energy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. Ross Kerley, Xiucheng Huang, Dong Sam Ha
      Pages 147-180
    3. Naehyuck Chang, Massoud Pedram, Hyung Gyu Lee, Yanzhi Wang, Younghyun Kim
      Pages 181-209
    4. Jaeha Kim, Myeong-Jae Park, Joonseok Yang, Wootaek Lim
      Pages 211-226
  4. Materials for Low Energy

About this book


This book describes the development of core technologies to address two of the most challenging issues in research for future IT platform development, namely innovative device design and reduction of energy consumption. Three key devices, the FinFET, the TunnelFET, and the electromechanical nanoswitch are described with extensive details of use for practical applications. Energy issues are also covered in a tutorial fashion from material physics, through device technology, to innovative circuit design. The strength of this book lies in its holistic approach dealing with material trends, state-of-the-art of key devices, new examples of circuits and systems applications.   

This is the first of three books based on the Integrated Smart Sensors research project, which describe the development of innovative devices, circuits, and system-level enabling technologies.  The aim of the project was to develop common platforms on which various devices and sensors can be loaded, and to create systems offering significant improvements in information processing speed, energy usage, and size.

The book contains extensive reference lists and with over 200 figures  introduces the reader to the general subject in a tutorial style, also addressing the state-of-the-art,  allowing it to be used as a guide for starting researchers in these fields.



Biomedical smart sensors Circuits and Systems Electromechanical nanoswitch Environmental Sensors Environmental marketing IT Convergence Systems Innovative Nanodevices Integrated smart sensors Multi-dimensional Smart IT Nanomaterial structures and devices

Editors and affiliations

  • Chong-Min Kyung
    • 1
  1. 1.Electrical Engineering Center for Integrated Smart SensorsKAISTDaejoenKorea, Republic of (South Korea)

About the editors

Chong-Min Kyung (Professor, KAIST) received B.S. in Electrical Engineering (EE)  from Seoul National University in 1975, M.S. and Ph.D. in EE from KAIST in 1977 and 1981, respectively. He worked at Bell Telephone Laboratories, Murray Hill during 1981-1983. Since 1983, he has been Professor at the Department of EE at KAIST. He started Center for Integrated Smart Sensors (CISS) in 2011, sponsored as Global Frontier Project by Korean government. He has published over 300 international journal/conference papers on device physics/simulation, CAD, computer graphics, and System-on-a-Chip design including RISC/CISC microprocessors, VLIW and reconfigurable DSP cores, and video CODEC.

His current research focuses on applying system-level cost-energy-rate-distortion optimization techniques to the design of smart sensors, especially smart cameras.

He has led, as Founding Director, IDEC (IC Design Education Center) during 1995-2011. He received Best Paper Awards in numerous international conferences including ASP-DAC 1997 and 1998, DAC in 2000, ICSPAT in 1999, ICCD in 1999, ISOCC in 2009, and ISQED in 2014. He is a member of National Academy of Engineering Korea, and Korean Academy of Science and Technology, and IEEE Fellow.

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