A survey of carbon nanotube interconnects for energy efficient integrated circuits

Todri-Sanial, A. et al. (2017) A survey of carbon nanotube interconnects for energy efficient integrated circuits. IEEE Circuits and Systems Magazine, 17(2), pp. 47-62. (doi: 10.1109/MCAS.2017.2689538)

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Abstract

This article is a review of the state-of-art carbon nanotube interconnects for Silicon application with respect to the recent literature. Amongst all the research on carbon nanotube interconnects, those discussed here cover 1) challenges with current copper interconnects, 2) process & growth of carbon nanotube interconnects compatible with back-end-of-line integration, and 3) modeling and simulation for circuit-level benchmarking and performance prediction. The focus is on the evolution of carbon nanotube interconnects from the process, theoretical modeling, and experimental characterization to on-chip interconnect applications. We provide an overview of the current advancements on carbon nanotube interconnects and also regarding the prospects for designing energy efficient integrated circuits. Each selected category is presented in an accessible manner aiming to serve as a survey and informative cornerstone on carbon nanotube interconnects relevant to students and scientists belonging to a range of fields from physics, processing to circuit design.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Amoroso, Dr Salvatore and Asenov, Professor Asen and Georgiev, Dr Vihar and Sadi, Dr Toufik
Authors: Todri-Sanial, A., Ramos, R., Okuno, H., Dijon, J., Dhavamani, A., Widlicenus, M., Lilienthal, K., Uhlig, B., Sadi, T., Georgiev, V., Asenov, A., Amoroso, S., Pender, A., Brown, A., Millar, C., Motzfeld, F., Gotsmann, B., Liang, J., Goncalves, G., Rupesinghe, N., and Teo, K.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering
Journal Name:IEEE Circuits and Systems Magazine
Publisher:IEEE
ISSN:1531-636X
ISSN (Online):1558-0830
Published Online:19 May 2017
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2017 IEEE
First Published:First published in IEEE Circuits and Systems Magazine 17(2): 47-62
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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701891CONNECTAsen AsenovEuropean Commission (EC)688612ENG - ENGINEERING ELECTRONICS & NANO ENG