Circuits and Applications

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


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.


Bias Voltage Gate Voltage Tunnel Junction Gate Electrode Coulomb Blockade 
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© Springer-Verlag Wien 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Christoph Wasshuber
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  1. 1.Texas InstrumentsDallasTexasUSA

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