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The Integration of Molecular Electronic Devices with Traditional CMOS Technologies

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Author(s)

Nadine E. Gergel-Hackett, Askia A. Hill, Christina A. Hacker, Curt A. Richter

Abstract

This work describes the development of hybrid circuits composed of silicon-based molecular electronic devices and traditional CMOS technology. In the development of these circuits, we first fabricated individual CMOS-compatible molecular electronic devices and established their effectiveness. We then designed and used traditional VLSI tools to layout a hybrid circuit that includes CMOS for the on-chip characterization of the molecular devices, as well as a platform composed of the contacts and interconnects for the molecular electronic devices. Finally, we developed the procedures for the post-processing fabrication of the molecular electronic devices using CMOS-compatible techniques. This work is an important step towards the realization of hybrid molecular/traditional circuits, both for advancing novel 'beyond CMOS' molecular electronic technology, but also for enabling hybrid circuits for the on-chip characterization of the molecular electronic devices via CMOS instrumentation.
Proceedings Title
Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Nanotechnology
Conference Dates
August 18-21, 2008
Conference Location
Arlington, TX

Keywords

molecular electronics, hybrid circuits

Citation

Gergel-Hackett, N. , Hill, A. , Hacker, C. and Richter, C. (2008), The Integration of Molecular Electronic Devices with Traditional CMOS Technologies, Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Nanotechnology, Arlington, TX, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=33021 (Accessed March 1, 2024)
Created August 28, 2008, Updated February 19, 2017