IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology



The IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology (TNANO) publishes novel and important results in engineering at the nanoscale.  

Article in focus: June 2016

From the May 2016 issue of IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology

Smart Detector Cell: A Scalable All-Spin Circuit for Low Power Non-Boolean Pattern Recognition

by Hamidreza Aghasi ; Rouhollah Mousavi Iraei ; Azad Naeemi ; Ehsan Afshari
T-NANO, Vol. 15, Issue 3, pp. 356 – 366, May 2016.



Abstract: We present a new circuit for non-Boolean recognition of binary images. Employing all-spin logic (ASL) devices, logic comparators and non-Boolean decision blocks for compact and efficient computation are designed. By manipulation of fan-in number in different stages of the circuit, the structure can be extended for larger training sets or larger images. Operating based on the main similarity idea, the system is capable of constructing a mean image and compare it with a separate input image within a short decision time. Taking advantage of the nonvolatility of ASL devices, the proposed circuit is capable of hybrid memory/logic operation. Compared with the existing CMOS pattern recognition circuits, this paper achieves a smaller footprint, lower power consumption, faster decision time, and a lower operational voltage.


Message from the Editor-In-Chief

by Fabrizio Lombardi


On December 31 2015, I completed the first year of my term as Editor-In-Chief (EIC); as you will read further in this editorial, I am pleased to report that the IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology (TNANO) continues to strengthen its reputation and consolidate its role as the flagship Transactions of the IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC). 2015 has been an outstanding year for TNANO; Manuscript Central Scholar 1 reports the following very impressive statistics for the 2015 calendar year:

Number of submitted original papers: 647
Number of revised-and-resubmitted papers: 99
Total number of papers received: 746
Acceptance rate: 30.4%
Rejection rate: 51.6%
Revise-and-resubmit rate: 18%

All the above numbers are the absolute best in quantitative and qualitative terms (such as for the highest selectivity) in the 14 years of existence of TNANO and reflect the steady and continued growth in terms of quality and quantity of this periodical. (continue to read)

Information about TNANO

TNANO focuses on nanoscale devices, systems, materials and applications, and on their underlying science. It is an interdisciplinary journal that covers all areas of nanotechnology. The hardcopy version is published bi-monthly, but accepted papers are published on the web as soon as they are submitted in final form. TNANO is a publication of the IEEE Nanotechnology Council.

TNANO is a Hybrid Journal, which means that it allows either:

  • Traditional manuscript submission
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 TNANO 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 TNANO include, but are not limited to:

  • Nano and Molecular Electronics
  • Circuits and Architectures
  • Nanomagnetism and Spintronics
  • Nano-Optics, Nano-Optoelectronics and Nanophotonics
  • Nanorobotics and Nanoassembly
  • Nanosensors and Nanoactuators
  • Nanomechanics and Nanoelectromechanical Systems
  • Nanobiotechnology and Nanomedicine
  • Nanofabrication and Nanolithography
  • Nanometrology and Characterization
  • Computational Nanotechnology

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