IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology
IEEE
November 23rd, 2017

IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology (TNANO) Special Section/Issue on Current Trends in Nanoelectronic Circuits and System Design

To enable next generation sensing, control, and computing, in reality, advanced nanoelectronic devices and circuits must be developed and co-optimized across multiple hierarchical levels in order to sense, process and transmit data, while satisfying the demanding performance requirements for high speed, low power, flexible reconfigurability, high reliability etc. In addition, with the increasing complexity and data volume of sensing and computing, novel designs must be explored to improve design efficiency, enhance reliability and reduce time-to-market. For these reasons, there is an immediate need to re-think the conventional design strategies for implementing the next-generation sensing, control, and computing paradigm. This special issue focuses on novel device technology and circuit designs to implement smart, efficient, reliable and secure sensing, control, and computing paradigm. The topics of interest include:

  • Nanoelectronic devices with ultra-high energy efficiency
  • Energy-efficient analog front end and wireless communication circuits using nanoelectronic devices
  • Emerging device and memory technology for information processing and storage
  • Emerging device, including but not limited to GFET, TFET, Graphene nanoribbon tunnel FET, for digital, analog, and RF circuit design
  • Emerging memory, including but not limited to phase change memory, magnetic device, resistive memory, for digital, analog, and RF circuit design
  • Nano-sensors for data sensing in Internet of Things
  • Nano-CMOS and Post-CMOS based circuits for big data processing
  • Nanoelectronic technology based sensors and controller for Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Security and reliability solutions for nanoelectronic devices and circuits
  • Nanoelectronic devices and circuits for secure sensing
  • Novel devices and circuits for non-conventional computing
  • Neuromorphic circuits and architectures
  • Nano-CMOS and Post-CMOS based sensors and circuits for smart grid
  • Case studies for sensors and circuits designed using nanoelectronic technology

Submission Information:

All manuscripts must be submitted online using the IEEE TNANO manuscript template and Information for
Authors, via the IEEE Manuscript Central found at https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/tnano. On submission, authors must select the “Special Issue” manuscript type instead of “Regular Paper.” Authors are suggested to clearly mention in the cover letter to the Editor-in- Chief (EiC) during the submission that the manuscript is for this specific Special Issue. Manuscripts must focus on nanotechnology as reflected by technical content and references.

Important Dates

  • Submission Deadline: 15 January 2018
  • Author Notification: 15 March 2018 (Tentative)
  • Revised Manuscript Due: 15 April 2018 (Tentative)
  • Notification of Acceptance: 15 May 2018 (Tentative)

Guest Editors

Please address all other correspondence regarding this Special Issue to the Guest Editors using the following email-ID: isvlsi2017@gmail.com

  • Michael Huebner, Ruhr University of Bochum, Michael.Huebner@ruhr-uni- bochum.de
  • Mircea Stan, University of Virginia, mrs8n@eservices.virginia.edu
  • Nikolaos Voros, Technological Educational Institute of Western Greece, voros@teiwest.gr
November 11th, 2017

IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology (TNANO) Special Section/Issue on the
17th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology (IEEE-NANO 2017)

Nanoscience and nanotechnology have rapidly established themselves as enabling disciplines within all science fields, including materials science, engineering, physics, chemistry, and biology. Following the success of the 17th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology (IEEE-NANO2017), IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology (TNANO) is extending a Call For Papers for a Special Section /Issue reflecting the scope of the conference.
Submitted manuscripts will undergo a full peer review process. All appropriate submissions are welcome and are not limited to conference attendees. Authors who are attendees are requested to significantly expand any previous conference version to contain substantial new technical material, as per TNANO and IEEE restrictions on duplicated publications and the competitive acceptance process. Manuscripts for the TNANO Special Issue/Section must be submitted on-line using the IEEE TNANO manuscript template and “Information for Authors”, via the IEEE Manuscript Central found at https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/tnano. On submission to TNANO, authors should select the “Special Issue” manuscript type instead of “Regular Paper.”

Submissions that reflect the Conference Scope and current state of the field are welcome in areas including:

  • DNA Nanotechnology
  • Micro-to- nano-scale bridging
  • Nanobiology and Nanomedicine
  • Nanoelectronics
  • Nanomanufacturing and Nanofabrication
  • Nano Robotics and Automation
  • Nanomaterials
  • Nano-optics, Nano-optoelectronics, and Nanophotonics
  • Nanopackaging
  • Nanoscale Metrology and Characterization
  • Nanofluidics
  • Nanomagnetics
  • Nano/Molecular Heat Transfer & Energy Conversion
  • Nanoscale Communication and Networks
  • Nano/Molecular Sensors, Actuators, and Systems
  • Nanotechnology Safety, Education and Commercialization

Important Dates

  • Submission of papers: 15 November, 201715 December, 2017
  • Notification of first review results: 15 January, 20181 February, 2018
  • Submission of revised papers: 1 March, 2018
  • Notification of final review results: 1 April, 2018

Guest Editors Can be contacted at: tnano17@egr.msu.edu

  • Haibo Yu, Shenyang Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Virginia Ayres, Michigan State University
  • Binghai Dong, Hubei University
October 19th, 2017

IEEE Transaction on Nanotechnology (TNANO) Letters Sections seeks original research manuscripts for a Thematic Issue on Micro/Nano Robotics

Background and Scope

 

Micro/nano robotics have played important roles in high precise manufacturing, in-situ characterization, biomedicine, and other emerging fields. It offers new opportunities for study at the
small scale, and has been regarded as an essential technology for both fundamental research in Lab and practicable applications in industry. This Thematic Issue aims to exhibit the short communications, comments or rigorous original papers describing current and expected challenges, along with potential solutions, for Micro/Nano Robotics in the journal of IEEE Transaction on Nanotechnology. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Novel concepts, materials and designs for micro/nano robotics
  • Novel sensing and control techiniques/theories for micro/nano robotics
  • Novel applications of micro/nano robots in high precise manufacturing and industry
  • Micro/nano robot-based in-situ characterization theory, systems and applications
  • Micro/nano robotics in emerging biomedical applications
  • Non-contact actuation for robotics at small scale

Submissions are solicited from researchers in the field for short reports of original research and perspectives and mini-reviews on emerging topics for this themed issue. Papers submitted to the “Letters” are limited to a maximum of 4 journal pages in the two-column IEEE format, which includes figures, tables, and references. Manuscripts will be subject to the same competitive and constructive peer-review criteria of TNANO with no article publishing charges. 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. The expected time to first decision is about 30 days. 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.

ieee.nanorobot@gmail.com

Deadlines for Manuscript Submission extended to 15th November 2017
 

Guest Editors

 

Yajing Shen, PhD, Assitant Professor
Department of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering
City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR
E-Mail: yajishen@cityu.edu.hk

Sylvain Martel, PhD, Professor
Department of Computer Engineering
Polytechnique Montreal, Canda
Email: sylvain.martel@polymtl.ca

Arianna Menciassi, PhD, Professor
BioRobotics Institute
Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy
Email: arianna@sssup.it

Zhan Yang, PhD, Assoicate Professor
Robotics and Microsystems Center
Soochow University, Suzhou, China
E-mail:yangzhan@suda.edu.cn

Qing Shi, PhD, Associate Professor
Intelligent Robotics Institute, School of Mechatronical Engnieering
Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, China
Email: shiqing@bit.edu.cn

September 28th, 2017

IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology (TNANO) Special Issue/Section on
the IEEE Nanotechnology Materials and Devices Conference 2017

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 2017. Submitted manuscripts will undergo a full peer review process. Authors are requested to revise/expand the conference version to contain substantial new technical materials due to the restriction in duplicated publications and the competitive acceptance process.

Manuscripts for TNANO must be submitted on-line using the IEEE TNANO manuscript template and “Information for Authors”, via the IEEE Manuscript Central found at https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/tnano. On submission to TNANO, authors should select the “Special Section/Issue on the IEEE Nanotechnology Materials and Devices Conference” manuscript type instead of “Regular Paper.” Manuscripts must focus on nanotechnology as reflected by technical contents and references.

Guest Editors:

 

Prof Daniel CHUA, National University of Singapore, Email: msechcd@nus.edu.sg
Prof Qing ZHANG, Nanyang Technological University, Email: eqzhang@ntu.edu.sg
Prof Chuan Seng TAN, Nanyang Technological University, Email: tancs@ntu.edu.sg

Deadlines for TNANO Special Issue/Section

 

  • Manuscript Submission: 30th October 2017
  • First decision to authors: 30st December 2017
  • Revision due (if necessary): 30th January 2018
  • Final notification (acceptance/rejection): 15th March 2018
  • Final manuscripts due: 15th April 2018
  • Special section publication: 2018
July 31st, 2017

Special Section/Issue on the First International Conference on Memristive Materials, Devices & Systems

IEEE Transaction on Nanotechnology (TNANO) seeks original research manuscripts for a Special Section/Issue on the First International Conference on Memristive Materials, Devices & Systems

Background and Scope

 

Extensive research on Memristor technologies, materials and devices has unveiled many interesting and promising applications in (nano)-electronics, bio and neuro-engineering, signal processing, sensors and beyond. Encouraged by the success of the First (1 st ) International Conference on Memristive Materials, Devices & Systems (MEMRISYS), IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology (TNANO) will consider extended versions of papers presented at MEMRISYS 2017. Submitted manuscripts will undergo a full peer review process. Authors are kindly requested to expand significantly the conference version to contain substantial new technical materials due to the restriction in duplicated publications and the competitive acceptance process.
Manuscripts for TNANO must be submitted on-line using the IEEE TNANO manuscript template and via the IEEE Manuscript Central found at https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/tnano. On submission to TNANO, authors should select the “Special Issue” manuscript type instead of “Regular Paper.” The authors should consider that manuscripts must focus on nanotechnology as reflected by technical contents and references.

Important Dates

  • Manuscript Submission: July 31, 2017 September 15, 2017
  • First decision to authors: September 30, 2017 October 31, 2017
  • Revision due (if necessary): October 30, 2017 November 30, 2017
  • Final notification (acceptance/rejection): November 30, 2017 December 31, 2017
  • Final manuscripts due: December 31, 2017 January 31, 2018
  • Special section publication: Early 2018

Guest Editors

 

Please address all other correspondence regarding this Special Issue to the Guest Editors:

Pierre-Emmanuel Gaillardon (University of Utah, USA) pierre-emmanuel.gaillardon@utah.edu

Christo Papavassiliou (Imperial College London, UK) c.papavas@imperial.ac.uk

Themis Prodromakis (University of Southampton, UK)/ T.Prodromakis@soton.ac.uk

Georgios Ch. Sirakoulis (Democritus University of Thrace, Greece) gsirak@ee.duth.gr

Qiangfei Xia (University of Massachusetts, USA) qxia@ecs.umass.edu

The guest editors can be contacted at memrisys2017@gmail.com
The Call for Papers is available here


July 22nd, 2017

Thematic Issue: “Letters: Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems”

The “Letters” in IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology (TNANO) will devote a themed issue “Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems” to a collection of papers highlighting research and technology development in the field of M/NEMS, micro/nano-fluidics, molecular sensors and actuators, nano-biotechnology, nanomaterials, molecular engineering, and nano/bio photonics. IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC) sponsored the 12th Annual IEEE International Conference on Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems (IEEE-NEMS 2017) held on April 9 – April 12, 2017, Los Angeles, CA, USA to promote advanced research and development activities in MEMS, nanotechnology, and molecular systems. Areas of interest include but are not limited to:

    M/NEMS
    Micro/Nano Fluidics
    Biochips and Bio-MEMS
    Micro/Nano/Molecular Fabrication
    Molecular Sensors, Actuators, and Systems
    Nanomaterials
    Nanomaterial Based Devices and Systems
    Micro/Nano Mechanics and Nanoscale Robotics
    Nano/Bio Photonics
    Nanobiotechnology

Submissions are solicited from conference participants and other researchers in the field for short reports of original research and perspectives and mini-reviews on emerging topics for this themed issue. Papers submitted to the “Letters” are limited to a maximum of 4 journal pages in the two-column IEEE format, which includes figures, tables, and references. Manuscripts will be subject to the same competitive and constructive peer-review criteria of TNANO with no article publishing charges.

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. The submission to publication time is expected to be approximately six weeks. 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.

Follow the guideline (http://sites.ieee.org/tnano/author-info/), and submit your paper to ScholarOne Manuscripts at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/tnano, indicating in the cover letter that you wish the paper to be considered for the Special Issue “Letters: Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems”. Note that the submitted article cannot be a verbatim copy of a published conference article and your manuscript must contain at least 30% new results when compared with IEEE NEMS 2017 conference papers.

Submission deadline: July 31, 2017 August 31, 2017
Anticipated publication: September 2017 October 2017

Please address all other correspondence regarding this special issue to the Guest Editor:

Wen J. Li, Ph.D.
Chair Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Department of Mechanical & Biomedical Engineering
City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR
Email: wenjli@cityu.edu.hk

June 21st, 2017

IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology (TNANO) is pleased to announce a new 2016 impact factor (IF) of 2.485*! This represents 46% increase from the 2015 IF, upholding the TNANO’s status as one of the leading peer-reviewed journals in the field of nanotechnology. The official journal of IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC), TNANO publishes a collection of peer-reviewed articles and short reports (i.e., letters) of original research and perspectives and reviews and mini-reviews on emerging topics. TNANO offers rapid peer-review and can publish an accepted article online through IEEE Xplore as soon as it is submitted in final form. Web-published papers have DOI (Digital Object Identifier), and are fully citable and downloadable. Make sure your manuscript has the impact and gets the attention it deserves by submitting your article to TNANO today.

*2016 Journal Citation Reports published by Clarivate Analytics, 2017

June 17th, 2017

The “Letters” in IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology (TNANO) will devote a themed issue “Biomedical Micro/Nano-Devices” to a collection of papers highlighting research and technology development in micro/nano-engineered devices for broad ranges of biomedical applications. Recent development of micro/nano-technologies enables an emerging class of devices, which provide advanced capabilities not only to sense and/or stimulate living cells and tissues but also to deliver various bio-agents at their length scale. These platforms also open a new possibility to explore the interfacial interactions between micro/nano-materials and biology in a minimally invasive manner, which otherwise cannot be achievable by exploiting conventional bulk materials systems. The topics of interests in this special issue include, but are not limited to:
 

  • Advanced fabrication methods for micro/nano-scale biomedical devices
  • Micro/nano-scale recording and stimulation at cellular and/or tissue level
  • Micro/nano-scale force measurements of cell adhesion, migration, and contraction.
  • Minimally invasive intracellular and intratissue access and targeting by micro/nano-devices
  • Wearable biomedical devices enabled by micro/nano-materials and designs.
  • Mechanically soft and flexible micro/nano-devices for bio-integration.
  • Biochips and bio-MEMS

 

Submissions are solicited from researchers in the field for short reports of original research and perspectives and mini-reviews on emerging topics for this themed issue. Papers submitted to the “Letters” are limited to a maximum of 4 journal pages in the two-column IEEE format, which includes figures, tables, and references. Manuscripts will be subject to the same competitive and constructive peer-review criteria of TNANO with no article publishing charges.

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. The submission to publication time is expected to be approximately six weeks. 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.

Follow the guideline (http://sites.ieee.org/tnano/author-info/), and submit your paper to ScholarOne ManuscriptsTM at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/tnano, indicating in the cover letter that you wish the paper to be considered for the Special Issue “Letters: Biomedical Micro/Nano-Devices”. Note that the submitted article cannot be a verbatim copy of a published conference article and your manuscript must contain at least 30% new results when compared with conference papers.

Submission deadline: August 31, 2017
Anticipated publication: October 2017

Please address all other correspondence regarding this special issue to the Guest Editors:

Chi Hwan Lee, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Biomedical and Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University
(Email: lee2270@purdue.edu)

June 15th, 2017

Article in Focus from the May 2017 issue of IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology

 

Crossbar-Based Memristive Logic-in-Memory Architecture

by Georgios Papandroulidakis ; Ioannis Vourkas ; Angel Abusleme ; Georgios Ch. Sirakoulis ; Antonio Rubio
T-NANO, Vol. 16, Issue 3, pp. 491 – 501, May 2017.
 

Abstract: The use of memristors and resistive random access memory (ReRAM) technology to perform logic computations, has drawn considerable attention from researchers in recent years. However, the topological aspects of the underlying ReRAM architecture and its organization have received less attention, as the focus has mainly been on device-specific properties for functionally complete logic gates through conditional switching in ReRAM circuits. A careful investigation and optimization of the target geometry is thus highly desirable for the implementation of logic-in-memory architectures. In this paper, we propose a crossbar-based in-memory parallel processing system in which, through the heterogeneity of the resistive cross-point devices, we achieve local information processing in a state-of-the-art ReRAM crossbar architecture with vertical group-accessed transistors as cross-point selector devices. We primarily focus on the array organization, information storage, and processing flow, while proposing a novel geometry for the cross-point selection lines to mitigate current sneak-paths during an arbitrary number of possible parallel logic computations. We prove the proper functioning and potential capabilities of the proposed architecture through SPICE-level circuit simulations of half-adder and sum-of-products logic functions. We compare certain features of the proposed logic-in-memory approach with another work of the literature, and present an analysis of circuit resources, integration density, and logic computation parallelism.
 

May 29th, 2017

Thematic Issue: “Letters: Micro/Nanosystems Mechanobiology”

The “Letters” in IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology (TNANO) will devote a themed issue “Micro/Nanosystems Mechanobiology” to a collection of papers highlighting research and technology development in micro/nano-engineered systems for mechanobiology. The capabilities of cells to sense and respond to biomechanical cues in the cell microenvironment, including matrix stiffness, topography, fluidic flow, external forces, etc., play critical roles in various physiological and pathological processes. The understanding of the mechanosensing mechanisms at the cellular and molecular levels requires the development of novel micro- and nano-scale systems to interact with mechanosensing machineries in cells. Areas of interest include but are not limited to:
 

  • Micro/nanofabricated devices for cell/molecular mechanics
  • Biochips and bio-MEMS
  • Microfluidics
  • Surface nanotopography
  • Molecular sensors for force measurement
  • Cell-matrix interactions
  • Engineered tumor microenvironment
  • Cell adhesion, migration, and contraction
  • Cell membrane mechanics
  • Cell-nanoparticles interactions
  • Constitutive and computational modeling of cells and biomolecules

 

Submissions are solicited from researchers in the field for short reports of original research and perspectives and mini-reviews on emerging topics for this themed issue. Papers submitted to the “Letters” are limited to a maximum of 4 journal pages in the two-column IEEE format, which includes figures, tables, and references. Manuscripts will be subject to the same competitive and constructive peer-review criteria of TNANO with no article publishing charges.

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. The submission to publication time is expected to be approximately six weeks. 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.

Follow the guideline (), and submit your paper to ScholarOne ManuscriptsTM at , indicating in the cover letter that you wish the paper to be considered for the Special Issue “Letters: Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems”. Note that the submitted article cannot be a verbatim copy of a published conference article and your manuscript must contain at least 30% new results when compared with conference papers.

Submission deadline: July 31, 2017
Anticipated publication: September 2017

Please address all other correspondence regarding this special issue to the Guest Editors:

Yubing Sun, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
(Email: ybsun@umass.edu)

Deok-Ho Kim, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Bioengineering, University of Washington-Seattle
(Email: deokho@uw.edu)

Pak Kin Wong, Ph.D.
Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Penn State University
(Email: pxw28@psu.edu)