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February 21st, 2015

NANO2015_email_imageIEEE NANO 2015  - July 27-30, 2015 - Rome (Italy)  2nd CALL FOR PAPERS

Dear Colleague,

We invite you to submit papers, proposals for tutorials, workshops to the International IEEE Conference on Nanotechnology which will be held in Rome, July 27-30, 2015. (See The dead-line for abstract submission is 15th March 2015.

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February 17th, 2015

Highlights of TNANOTNANOBANNER Early Access Papers (up to 13 Feb. 2015)

Early Access articles are new content made available in advance of the final electronic or print versions and result from IEEE’s Preprint or Rapid Post processes. Preprint articles are peer-reviewed but not fully edited. Rapid Post articles are peer-reviewed and edited but not paginated. Both these types of Early Access articles are fully citable from the moment they appear in IEEE Xplore.

1. Li, Y.Chen, W. ; Lu, W. ; Jha, R. Read Challenges in Crossbar Memories with Nanoscale Bi-Directional Diodes and ReRAM Devices. IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology, DOI:1109/TNANO.2015.2403772. (Date of Publication: 13 Feb. 2015)

1. crossbarThis paper presents a simulation based study of the impact of nanoscale bidirectional diode reverse saturation current, junction capacitance, and crossbar coupling capacitances on the read operation of nanoscale ReRAM devices in 1Diode 1ReRAM crossbar memory architectures. Our results show that the maximum achievable crossbar memory density is a strong function of the diode reverse saturation current which governs the sneak current in steady-state read mode. For read operations with ultra-fast read voltage pulses, additional sneak-paths due to diode junction capacitances and line-to-line coupling capacitances in crossbar arrays come into the picture. This causes transient spike in the read current which can adversely affect the read energy and permissible read time. The overshoot in read current worsens as the size of crossbar arrays increases. The simulation studies presented here provides an in-depth understanding of these issues and its implications on resistive crossbar arrays. Read the rest of this entry »

February 15th, 2015

TNANOBANNERTNANO CALL ON PAPERS for a Special Section on Nanotechnology for Instrumentation and Measurement:

Instrumentation and measurement are of importance when charactering, testing and employing novel devices and materials. These areas assume a particular importance at the “nano” scales in which electrical and physical quantities encounter new challenges. The proposed special section will be comprised of high impact papers with particular emphasis on the application area of instrumentation and measurement and its relation to nanotechnology.

Original research contributions and review papers, not limited to the ones presented at nanofim2015, are sought including (but not limited to) the following topics:

General and dedicated devices;

Fabrication and characterization of sensors and transducers;

Nanoimaging Signal and image processing;

Metrology, reliability and testing; Read the rest of this entry »

February 8th, 2015

Welcome to  Parviz FamouriIEEE NANO 2015 on 27 – 30 JULY 2015 in ROME, ITALY!  

Abstract Deadline: 15 March 2015





George Bourianoff, Intel, USA, Nanodevices and Cognitive Computing for the Internet of Things (IoT)

Until his retirement earlier this year, Dr. Bourianoff was a Senior Principle Engineer in the Components Research Group of Intel. His primary responsibility was to interface with universities and other research organizations around the world to identify and suGeorge Bourianoff - Intel, USApport promising new technologies in the search for alternatives to CMOS that could extend the exponential growth of computing technologies beyond the end of classical Dennard scaling. He has been a familiar presence on university campuses and was a frequent lecturer and author on “Beyond CMOS” technology. He was coeditor and cofounder of the Emerging Device Group of the ITRS and played a formative role in both the Nanoelectronic Research Initiative and Semiconductor Technology Advanced Research Network. His current research interests are cognitive processing with nano-oscillator arrays and spin logic devices.

Dr. Bourianoff joined Intel in 1994 from the Super Conducting Super-collider Laboratory where he was responsible for accelerator control system modeling. His group was for modeling the accelerator control system consisting of 500,000 control points distributed on 72 miles of beam line in the 5 accelerator complex. Prior to that Dr. Bourianoff was a Senior Scientist at SAIC where he worked on controlled thermonuclear fusion and relativistic electron bean propagation.

Dr. Bourianoff has 46 publications and 12 patents in advanced nanoelectronic technologies. He has a BS, MS and PhD from the University of Texas at Austin. Read the rest of this entry »

February 8th, 2015

John Yeow

IEEE Nanotechnology Magazine (Issue 4, Dec. 2014features Stretching SilverGraphene-Based On-Chip Interconnects and TSVsInorganic NanoparticlesNanoresonators in Sensors and Molecular Transportation.  John T.W. Yeow, EiC





1.  Jiseok Kim, Woo Soo Kim. Stretching Silver: Printed Metallic Nano Inks in Stretchable Conductor Applications. IEEE Nanotechnology Magazine, Vol. 8, Issue 4, pp. 6-13, Dec. 2014. DOI:10.1109/MNANO.2014.2355274

flexible silverStretchable electronics, recently highlighted as novel devices, attempt the biomimicry of humans? stretchable skin while maintaining full functionality. The stretchability of electronic devices overcomes restrictions on applications for flexible electronics and provides even more options for applications since stretchability ensures that electronic devices are conformable to any curved surface and can even be wrapped around irregularly shaped objects and attached onto surfaces, stretching out and restoring back regularly or irregularly? Read the rest of this entry »

February 8th, 2015

LombardiIEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology (Vol. 14, No. 1, pp. 3-158, Jan. 2015) has been published.   EiC.

1. Zidan, M.A. ; Omran, H. ; Sultan, A. ; Fahmy, H.A.H. ; Salama, K.N., Compensated Readout for High-Density MOS-Gated Memristor Crossbar Array. IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology, Vol. 14, No. 1, pp. 3-6, Jan. 2015.

Leakage current is one of the main challenges facing high-density MOS-gated memristor arrays. In this Figure for paper 1study, we show that leakage current ruins the memory readout process for high-density arrays, and analyze the tradeoff between the array density and its power consumption. We propose a novel readout technique and its underlying circuitry, which is able to compensate for the transistor leakage-current effect in the high-density gated memristor array.


2. Panagopoulos, G. ; Ho, C. ; Kim, S.Y. ; Roy, K., Physics-Based Compact Modeling of Successive Breakdown in Ultrathin Oxides. IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology, Vol. 14, No. 1, pp. 7-9, Jan. 2015.

Figure for paper 2In this letter, we present a physics-based compact SPICE model to predict statistical time-dependent dielectric breakdown (TDDB) in nanoscale circuits. In our model, an increase in the gate leakage current ( I_{G_{\rm BD}} ) induced by TDDB is estimated using a quantum point contact (QPC) model depending on temperature. In addition,  I_{G_{\rm BD}} is based on the statistics of time to breakdown (BD) ( t_{{\rm BD}} ) and location of percolation path ( x_{{\rm BD}} ) in the channel considering third successive BDs. We show that the model can be easily implemented to circuit simulators to predict the degradation of circuit lifetime. With the proposed model, we validated post-BD I–V characteristics with experimental data in ultrathin oxide technology. Read the rest of this entry »

January 15th, 2015

LombardiDear Colleagues:

Effective January 1 2015, I have started my duties as the Editor in Chief (EIC) of the IEEE Transactions of Nanotechnology (TNano). These are exciting times. TNano is now in its 10th year of publication; over the last decade, nanotechnology has experienced a tremendous growth and its outreach is pervasive in many areas, both in the sciences as well as engineering.

As an IEEE sponsored periodical, TNano has been at the forefront of nano-engineering and its publication activities. In 2014, TNano received slightly more than 600 papers as submissions; at an acceptance rate of nearly 35%, Tnano is well regarded as a solid peer-reviewed publication. Under the leadership of the IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC), I am happy to report that TNano has a new and improved web presence; its web page can be found at This web site has a multitude of informative items; I encourage everyone interested in TNano to visit it. Read the rest of this entry »

January 14th, 2015

2015 MessageAristides Requicha from NTC President

Dear Colleagues:

First off, Happy New Year!

This is another of the messages I send from time to time to the NTC (IEEE Nanotechnology Council) email list of 14,000+ people interested in Nanotechnology. The Chapter of the Year Award for 2014 went to the San Francisco and Bay Area chapter. This chapter is very active and provides an excellent example of what chapters can do, from running monthly meetings to yearly symposia. Check them out at

We have elected Prof. Yonhua (Tommy) Tzeng, of the National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan, to the post of VP for Publications. He has also been named Editor in Chief (EiC) for our web presence. His first task as EiC is to revamp the NTC web site and set up a process for keeping it updated.

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January 13th, 2015

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3M-NANO (International Conference on Manipulation, Manufacturing and Measurement on the Nanoscale)

Dates: 5-9 October 2015
Location: Changchun, China

We cordially invite you to submit a paper to the annual International Conference on Manipulation, Manufacturing and Measurement on the Nanoscale (3M-NANO), which is held in 2015 on 5-9 October in Changchun, China. The ultimate ambition of this conference series is to bridge the gap between nanosciences and engineering sciences, aiming at emerging market and technology opportunities. The advanced technologies for automated manipulation, manufacturing and measurement on the nanoscale promise novel revolutionary products and methods in numerous areas of application.

Important dates:
Full paper submission:             1 June 2015
Special session proposals:       1 June 2015 Read the rest of this entry »

January 13th, 2015

NANO2015_email_imageIEEE NANO 2015 – July 27-30, 2015 - Rome (Italy) 

Important Dates

January 15, 2015:       Special Session Proposal
March 15, 2015:         Tutorial/Workshop Proposal
March 15, 2015:         Extended Abstract Submission
April 15, 2015:           Acceptance Notification
May 15, 2015:            Full Paper Submission
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January 10th, 2015

IEEE NTC is pleased to announce our Distinguished Lectures for 2015.

Distinguished lectures can be requested by member society Chapters, Nanotechnology Chapters and conferences. For complete details see the DL program page.

Professor Jean-Pierre Leburton
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Distinguished Lecturer Talk Title: Merging Biology and Nanoelectronics: Can a semiconductor operate as a human cell?

Professor Wen Jung Li
Chair Professor of Biomedical Engineering
City University of Hong Kong
Distinguished Lecturer Talk Title: Optically-induced Electrokinetics: A Digital Path to Rapid Nano and Bio Assembly

Xiuling Li
Associate Professor
University of Illinois, Urbana
Distinguished Lecturer Talk Title: Semiconductor nanotechnology: materials, devices, and manufacturability

Wei Wu
Associate Professor
University of Southern California
Distinguished Lecturer Talk Title: Sub-5 nm Patterning Using Helium Ion Beam and Nanoimprint Lithography

Prof. Luca Pierantoni
Università Politecnica delle Marche (UNIVPM), Italy
Distinguished Lecturer Talk Title: Radio-Frequency Nanoelectronics: novel materials, theory, modeling, and applications

Prof. Federico Rosei
Institut national de la recherche scientifique, Quebec, Canada
Distinguished Lecturer Talk Title: Molecular Basis of New Devices in Electronics and Photonics


January 10th, 2015

Wolfgang PorodIEEE Nanotechnology Council is to launch a new Open Access Journal IEEE Nanotechnology Express (ENANO)
The Open Access IEEE Nanotechnology Express (ENANO) publishes novel and important results in engineering at the nanoscale. It focuses on nanoscale devices, systems, materials and applications, and on their underlying science. It is an interdisciplinary journal that covers all areas of nanotechnology. Accepted papers are published on the web as soon as they are submitted in final form.
ENANO publishes Research Letters, Regular Papers, and Correspondence Items. Research Letters must not exceed three printed pages. They are subject to the same thorough review process as Regular Papers, but receive priority treatment. A Research Letter that is accepted without major revisions is expected to be published on the web within 4 to 6 weeks of its initial submission.

Areas covered by ENANO include, but are not limited to: Read the rest of this entry »

January 1st, 2015

Yonhua TzengWelcome to IEEE NTC Web!

IEEE NTC Web has been designed to facilitate easy contributions by all stakeholders of NTC.

Conference Chairs, EICs, TC Chairs and members, Member Society representatives, Chapters, NTC officers, etc. can post news and messages including graphics and text.  Events related messages will be incorporated into the NTC Calendar.

It is anticipated that by means of the NTC Web platform, all NTC stakeholders can proactively contribute excellent, rich, and timely contents to the NTC Web and make it a “must visit” by those who are interested in nanotechnology.

Web-based Newsletter will highlight rich web contents and be sent to those on the NTC emailing list.

Yonhua (Tommy) Tzeng

National Cheng Kung University, Tainan City, Taiwan

EIC of Web/Newsletter and VP for Pubs

IEEE Nanotechnology Council


January 15th, 2015

In honor of the 15th anniversary of President Clinton’s landmark speech announcing the National Nanotechnology Initiative, NNI launches multimedia contests.

January 15th, 2015

Nick-MassettiThe IEEE Region 6 2014 Outstanding Chapter Award was just awarded to our own IEEE San Francisco Bay Area Nanotechnology Council Chapter. (The highest award for IEEE Chapters.)
Region 6 has 228 IEEE Chapters in 12 States. It is the largest IEEE Region and holds about 60,000 members out of the IEEE worldwide total of 430,000 members.

Many of our current Executive Committee have been helping to build this Chapter for the last 10 years and we are pleased to share this recognition with our event attendees, many of whom have participated over that entire time and also contributed in many ways.

Thank you and congratulations to us all.

Nick Massetti

2014 Chair, Executive Steering Committee Read the rest of this entry »