Design of Robust Molecular Electronic Circuits

Ci Lei, Dinesh Pamunuwa, Steven Bailey, Colin Lambert

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A compact model for molecular electronic devices that considers the accumulation of charge on the molecule by an equivalent capacitive charging process which is suitable for transient analyses is presented. The model is used to examine the viability of molecular devices in future electronics applications. Further Monte Carlo simulations are carried out to examine digital behaviour in the face of a statistical spread in device characterising parameters, revealing relatively robust circuit behaviour and showcasing the model's capability to relate fundamental physical constants governing the quantum mechanical behavior of the device to abstract figures of merit.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Title of host publicationProc. IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS)
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2009

Structured keywords

  • Photonics and Quantum


  • Monte Carlo methods
  • circuit simulation
  • molecular electronics
  • transient analysis
  • Monte Carlo simulations
  • device characterising parameters
  • equivalent capacitive charging process
  • robust molecular electronic circuit
  • Circuit simulation
  • Electrons
  • Energy states
  • Integrated circuit interconnections
  • Molecular electronics
  • Physics
  • Robustness
  • Semiconductor device modeling
  • Very large scale integration
  • Voltage

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