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Announcing “Letters” in IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology (TNANO)

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017


ENANO becomes “Letters” in TNANO

The IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC) is excited to announce the launch of the category “Letters” in IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology (TNANO) by merging IEEE Nanotechnology Express (ENANO) with TNANO. Led by the newly appointed Associate Editor-in-Chief, Prof. Gwo-Bin Lee, under the leadership of the Editor-in-Chief, Prof. Fabrizio Lombardi, the “Letters” in TNANO serves as forum for rapid publication of high-quality articles – featuring the topics of great current interest in all areas of nanotechnology, including nanoscale materials, devices, systems, and applications, and their underlying science, which cover the interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary areas across engineering, material science, physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, and related disciplines.


Call for papers: IEEE Nanotechnology Magazine

Thursday, January 12th, 2017


Call for papers: IEEE Nanotechnology Magazine

We are inviting practitioners and scholars in nanotechnology to submit papers to special issues in the areas of biomedical devices, energy, nanomaterials, and nanorobotics. The scope includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Biomedical Devices: imaging devices, biochips, biosensors, bio-instruments, biomaterials;
  • Energy: Nanogenerators, batteries, fuel cells, solar cells;
  • Nanomaterials: Graphene, nanowires, nanotubes, nanocomposites;
  • Nanorobotics: nanomanipulators, nanoactuators, nanotools

Articles should adhere to the following requirements:

  • 4-6 pages double column
  • All figures should be at least 300dpi
  • Submission by email to:

Editor-in-Chief: John T.W. Yeow ( (for submissions)

Manuscript Submission Deadline: March 31 2017

IEEE Nanotechnology Newsletter, Nov. 2015 – Jan. 2016

Sunday, February 14th, 2016


November 2015 – January 2016


Prof. Wen Li
 has succeeded Prof. Ari Requicha to serve as the president of the IEEE Nanotechnology Council effective January 1, 2016.


Since the previous Newsletter, many exciting NTC news and events have been announced, planned or taken place. For example, former president of NTC, Prof. Jagadish received Australia’s highest civilian honour, AC, Companion of Order of Australia 2016; New EIC, Prof. Jin-Woo Kim for ENANO has succeeded the founding EIC, Prof. Wolfgang Porod to further develop the new journal; IEEE NTC Facebook is now open and inviting NTC members to join and contribute by posting rich contents relevant to nanotechnology; NTC’s 2016 Distinguished Lecturers have been appointed and ready to deliver lectures in conferences, workshops, and technical activities of NTC chapters; 2016 IEEE Nanotechnology Conference, IEEE Nano Materials and Devices Conference, NTC Summer School, and several NTC co-sponsored conferences have been well planned and inviting paper submission.


Please click here to read the full contents online or click individual titles below for details.


Welcome to Join the IEEE NTC Facebook




IEEE NTC Summer School on Nanomedicine and Nanobioelectronics will be held in Tel Aviv University, Israel – June 19-24, 2016


The founding EIC of ENANO, Wolfgang Porod is succeeded by the new EIC, Jin-Woo Kim


Congratulations to Professor Jagadish on receiving Australia’s highest civilian honour, AC, Companion of Order of Australia 2016!


Highlights of IEEE Nanotechnology Magazine – March 2016 Issue


Welcome to 16th IEEE Nanotechnology Conference in Japan




Welcome to MARSS 2016


Welcome to the 11th IEEE NMDC in Toulouse, France on Oct. 9-12, 2016


IEEE NTC Appoints Eight 2016 Distinguished Lecturers


It is hoped that by this web-based IEEE Nanotechnology Newsletter, nanotechnology R&D, commercialization and education can be effectively promoted for the benefits of humanity.



Yonhua (Tommy) Tzeng, EIC

University Chair Professor

Department of Electrical Engineering

National Cheng Kung University

Tainan City, Taiwan

IEEE Fellow

EIC, IEEE NTC Web Contents

Vice President for Publications

IEEE Nanotechnology Council

February 12, 2016

Welcome to Join the IEEE NTC Facebook

Friday, February 12th, 2016


IEEE NTC Facebook websites are linked below. It can also be linked to by the facebook option at the upper right corner of the front page of the NTC website.

NTC officers, members, conference/workshop organizers are invited to join it and post relevant information.

4.1 Open website in which only authorized members are allowed to post articles:

4.2 Open website in which only the web host is allowed to post articles:

The founding EIC of ENANO, Wolfgang Porod is succeeded by the new EIC, Jin-Woo Kim

Thursday, January 28th, 2016







IEEE Nanotechnology Express (ENANO)is a Rapid and Open Access Journal of IEEE Nanotechnology Council.  ENANO invites your submission of high-impact papers (up to four pages in IEEE standard double-column format) for rapid dissemination to the world-wide scientific, technological, and engineering communities.

After two years of great efforts, the founding Editor-in-Chief of ENANO, Wolfgang Porod (Univ. Notre Dame, USA), passed his endeavor to the new Editor-in-Chief, Jin-Woo Kim (University of Arkansas, USA).


Jin-Woo Kim (University of Arkansas) –

Associate Editors:

Adekunle Adeyeye (National University of Singapore) – kunleadeyeye@

Neal Anderson (UMass, Amherst) –

Franz Kreupl (TU Munich) –

Yoshiaki Nakano (Univ. Tokyo) –

Luca Pierantoni (Univ. Ancona) –

Dong Sung (City Univ. Hong Kong) –

Dana Weinstein (MIT) –


The IEEE NANOTECHNOLOGY EXPRESS (ENANO) publishes novel and important results in engineering at the nanoscale. ENANO is dedicated to the rapid publication of Research Letters, published as a web-only, fully open-access (OA) topical journal on topics of great current interest. It focuses on nanoscale materials, devices, systems, and applications, and on their underlying science. ENANO is an interdisciplinary archival journal that covers all areas of nanotechnology, and will be refereed to the archival standards used by other IEEE transactions-level journals.

ENANO is a publication of the IEEE Nanotechnology Council. Accepted papers are published on the web in IEEE Xplore as soon as they are submitted in final form. Web-published papers have a DOI (Digital Object Identifier), and are fully citable and downloadable. Fast publication is achieved through ENANO’s entirely electronic submission and review process. ENANO accepts graphical abstracts in order to provide enhanced visibility of published papers.

Paper submission and review are through Manuscript Central (now known as Scholar One) at Instructions for authors are provided on-line at that site.

Highlights of IEEE Nanotechnology Magazine – March 2016 Issue

Saturday, December 19th, 2015

Highlights of IEEE Nanotechnology Magazine – March 2016 Issue


  1. Periodic metallic nanostructures for high-sensitivity biosensing applications

Kuang-Li Lee and Pei-Kuen Wei

Surface plasmon resonance (SPR) sensing is a real-time and label-free detection technique. To reach the best biosensing performance, sensors with high surface sensitivities and small resonance linewidth are required. We proposed using hot-embossing nanoimprint lithography method to make high-quality metallic nanostructures and Fano coupling mode in capped nanoslit arrays to generate ultrasmall resonance linewidth. The full width at half-maximum bandwidth of the Fano mode is only 3.88 nm. The wavelength sensitivity is 644 nm/RIU for 60-nm-width and 650-nm-period nanoslits. The figure of merit is up to 166. Using the capped nanolsit arrays with multiple periods, the sensing chip can be used for qualitative and quantitative analyses of antigen-antibody interactions. The protein layer attached on the chip can be directly observed and the concentration levels of the analyte can be estimated with naked eyes. Such nanoplasmonic bioschips can benefit sensing applications on point-of-care diagnostics.

INM Figure 1


  1. A Quantitative Analysis of Carbon Nanotube Alignment Using Dielectrophoresis

 Husein Rokadia, Matthew Gordon, Steve Tung (more…)

TNANO Special Section/Issue on the 2016 IEEE NMDC Conference

Thursday, December 17th, 2015

NMDC 2016 logo



IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology (TNANO) Special Section/Issue on
the IEEE Nanotechnology Materials and Devices Conference

Manuscript Submission: ​                             October 30, 2016 

Extensive research on nanotechnology materials and devices has unveiled many interesting and promising applications in electronics, photonics, biomedicine, and beyond. Encouraged by the success of the IEEE Nanotechnology Materials and Devices Conference (IEEE NMDC), IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology (TNANO) will consider extended/revised versions of papers presented at IEEE NMDC 2016. Submitted manuscripts will undergo a full peer review proc­ess.



Monday, December 14th, 2015

Nanotechnology      Nano News



Negative Capacitance FET (NCFET) can be viewed as a FET with built-in voltage amplification. The first ALD ferroelectric HfZrO2 based negative-capacitance FinFET with gate length as small as 30 nm was reported in IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM 2015) in Washington, DC USA. Small-signal voltage was amplified by 1.6X maximum at the internal gate with the sub-threshold swing improved from 87 to 55mV/decade. ION increased by >25% for the IOFF.


To read more: IEDM15-621 Paper #22.6.2

Sub-60mV-Swing Negative-Capacitance FinFET without Hysteresis”


IEEE Nanotechnology Newsletter, September – October, 2015

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015


September – October, 2015

It’s IEEE membership renewal season again – be sure to select NANO 42 to continue your Nanotechnology Council Membership*! It is also an opportunity now for you to subscribe NTC publications such as TNANO and NTC Magazine.

In the past two months or so, the following IEEE NTC sponsored events took place:

  • IEEE Nanotechnology Materials and Devices Conference was held in Anchorage, Alaska on September 13-16, 2015.
  • 3M NANO 2015 was held in Changchun, China on October 5-9, 2015.
  • IEEE NANOMED 2015 is being held in Waikiki Beach, Hawaii, USA on November 15-18, 2015.
  • NTC announced Calls for Nominations for 2016 IEEE NTC Awards and IEEE Nanotechnology Distinguished Lecturers.
  • The new IEEE Nanotechnology Express (ENANO) journal had its paper submission website fully functional and is welcoming submission of letter-type papers up to 4 IEEE formatted pages.
  • NTC Co-sponsored transactions T-MBMCand TNB have been calling for paper submission.
  • September issues of TNANO and IEEE Nanotechnology Magazine have been published.
  • Three proposals for 2016 NTC Summer School have been received.

In the coming few months, the following IEEE NTC sponsored events will take place:

  • IEEE NANO 2016 will be held in Sendai, Japan, on August 22-25, 2016.
  • IEEE NMDC 2016 will be held in Toulouse, France on October 9-12, 2016.
  • NTC technically co-sponsors MARSS 2016 is to be held in Paris, France on July 18-22, 2016.
  • Highlights of 2015 December Issue of IEEE Nanotechnology Magazine have been posted in the NTC website.

For more details about IEEE NTC, please click here to read the full contents posted on the NTC website or click the titles listed below for selected individual subjects.

Welcome to the 11th IEEE NMDC in Toulouse, France on Oct. 9-12, 2016

Highlights of IEEE Nanotechnology Magazine (December 2015 ISSUE)

IEEE TNANO September 2015 ISSUE Has Been Published

IEEE Nanotechnology Magazine ( 2015 September Issue) has been published

It is hoped that by this web-based IEEE Nanotechnology Newsletter, nanotechnology R&D, commercialization and education can be effectively promoted for the benefits of humanity.


Yonhua (Tommy) Tzeng
IEEE Fellow
Web/Newsletter EiC
VP for Publications
IEEE Nanotechnology Council

November 16, 2015

* must be member of Council Member Society

Highlights of IEEE Nanotechnology Magazine (December 2015 ISSUE)

Sunday, October 18th, 2015

Highlights of IEEE Nanotechnology Magazine (December 2015 Issue)

Subscription of  the Magazine is welcome!


  1. Magneto-tunneling junction logic and memory

Supriyo Bandyopadhyay1 and Jayasimha Atulasimha2


1Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 23284, USA

2Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 23284, USA


The rapid increase in demand for computational and signal processing prowess calls for radical and revolutionary advances in reliable, energy-efficient and dense computing architectures. The traditional complementary metal oxide semiconductor field effect transistor (CMOS) based processors are hardly up to the task because of the excessive energy dissipation that they are burdened with and the fact that CMOS is volatile and thereby inherently incapable of storing data indefinitely. All charge based devices like CMOS are hamstrung by unavoidable (and yet unnecessary) energy dissipation. In digital applications, the digital binary bits 0 and 1 are encoded in two different charge states of the device: more charge in the device represents bit 0 (the transistor in ‘ON’) and less charge in the device represents bit 1 (the transistor is ‘OFF’). Since charge is a scalar quantity with magnitude but no direction, encoding two different bits in charge can only happen if they are encoded in two different magnitudes (or amounts) of charge  and . Every time the device is switched to toggle the stored bit, the amount of charge in the device must be changed, resulting in an average current  to flow through the device if the time taken to switch is. This results in unavoidable energy dissipation  where R is the resistance in the path of the current and . If the transistor is switched faster, the energy dissipation increases. If the transistor is operated in a noisy environment, then maintaining distinction between the bits mandates a larger difference between the amounts of charge , which also increases the dissipation.


NM Dec 2015 Figure 1

An MTJ-based NAND gate.