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Circuits and Applications

  • Christoph Wasshuber
Part of the Computational Microelectronics book series (COMPUTATIONAL)

Abstract

Single-electronics needs applications which make good use of inherent properties of the Coulomb blockade, tunnel junctions, and quantum dots. Many problems that plague single-electronics today can be removed or alleviated by intelligent circuit design. In order to capture the status quo of single-electronic circuit design a fairly complete list of devices and circuits is presented. We will look at fundamental building blocks, such as the ubiquitous single-electron transistor, pump, and turnstile, we will analyze metrological applications like supersensitive electrometers and primary thermometers, and we will study single-electron memories and logic applications. Finally we will assess the merits of neuronal networks, Boltzmann machines, and other specialized circuits.

Keywords

Bias Voltage Gate Voltage Tunnel Junction Gate Electrode Coulomb Blockade 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Wien 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Christoph Wasshuber
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  1. 1.Texas InstrumentsDallasTexasUSA

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