Topics of Interest to Us

Due to the new qualitative and quantitative improvements that nanotechnology allows, nanoelectronics has the potential to introduce a paradigm shift in electronic systems design similar to that of the transition from vacuum tubes to semiconductor technology. Since many nano-scale devices and materials exhibit their most interesting properties at radio-frequencies (RF), nanoelectronics represent an enormous and yet widely undiscovered opportunity for the microwave engineering community. However, these new concepts require theoretical and modeling foundations that are supported by established and sophisticated manufacturing and metrology capabilities. The issue at stake is paramount, to close the gap between the nano-science and a new generation of highly integrated and multifunctional devices, circuits, and systems in order to pave the way for a broad range of applications and operating frequencies, covering the RF spectrum, through the microwave spectrum, and up to the optical region.Topics to be covered include, but are not limited to:

Devices and Systems:

  • Carbon nanotubes (CNT), graphene and nanowire (NW) for RF electronics

  • Graphene nanoribbon (GNR) circuits: transmission lines, discontinuities, and energy band filters

  • Low-dimensional Material (2D-crystal nanoelectronics)

  • Semiconductor- and other novel material-based nanotechnology for RF electronics

  • Nano-structured microwave metamaterials

  • Nano-wireless sensors and power meters

  • Nano antennas and arrays

  • THz nano-electronics/photonics (signal generation/processing, photo emission/detection/conversion)

  • Nano- interconnects for advanced RF packaging

  • Nanoscale electro-mechanical systems (NEMS):switches, varactor, resonators

  • Spin waves for RF nano-electronics (spintronics) and molecular electronics

  • Nano-particles and nano-plasmonic structures for RF applications

  • Superconducting nanostructures and RF nanodevices for quantum  information processing

    Theoretical Issues and Modeling:

  • Multiphysics modeling of nanostructures and nano-devices

  • Ballistic transport, periodic modes, wave solutions and multiport circuits in nano-materials

  • Advanced techniques for the combined electromagnetic/coherent-transport problem in nano-devices and innovative material (e.g. low-dimension, 2D-crystals)

  • Electrodynamics, field emission, radiation, detection and photo-generation in nano-structures

  • Wave mixing, dispersive- and non linear-effects in nano-materials

    Technology, Instrumentation, Imaging and Reliability:

  • Metrology and broadband characterization and of nanoscale devices/systems for RF applications

  • Microwave nanoscale near field imaging and surface patterning

  • Noise measurements of nanoscale devices

  • CMOS compatibility and 3D-integration of carbon- and silicon/semiconductor-based nanodevices.