Electronic transport in metallic and semimetallic nanostructures

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dc.contributor.advisor Greer, James C. en
dc.contributor.author Sanchez-Soares, Alfonso
dc.date.accessioned 2017-05-02T11:14:48Z
dc.date.available 2017-05-02T11:14:48Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.date.submitted 2017
dc.identifier.citation Sanchez-Soares, A. 2017. Electronic transport in metallic and semimetallic nanostructures. PhD Thesis, University College Cork. en
dc.identifier.endpage 145 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/3904
dc.description.abstract After 50 years of continued efforts in downscaling basic electronic components which comprise integrated circuits (ICs), research into new device designs is critical as fundamental physical limits are being reached preventing further miniaturisation of designs traditionally employed by the semiconductor industry. With feature sizes in commercial ICs approaching 10 nm, new components designs must take into account the atomistic nature of the materials and interfaces which constitute its lower level components. In this work we explore the electronic structure and electronic transport properties of nanostructures based on metals and semimetals for applications in next generation ICs. We study the non-linear resistivity increase observed in copper nanostructures associated with quantum-size and surface effects in order to assess their suitability for sub-10-nm interconnect networks; for applications in logic gates, we present an alternative design to planar CMOS technology based on exploitation of surface and size effects in semimetallic nanostructures. en
dc.description.sponsorship Irish Research Council (Postgraduate Scholarship); Science Foundation Ireland (Investigator Program, Grant No. 13/IA/1956) en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher University College Cork en
dc.rights © 2017, Alfonso Sanchez-Soares. en
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ en
dc.subject Nanoelectronics en
dc.subject Electronic transport en
dc.subject Quantum confinement en
dc.title Electronic transport in metallic and semimetallic nanostructures en
dc.type Doctoral thesis en
dc.type.qualificationlevel Doctoral Degree (Structured) en
dc.type.qualificationname PhD (Science) en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
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dc.description.version Accepted Version
dc.contributor.funder Irish Research Council en
dc.contributor.funder Intel Corporation en
dc.contributor.funder Science Foundation Ireland en
dc.description.status Not peer reviewed en
dc.internal.school Tyndall National Institute en
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ucc.workflow.supervisor jim.greer@tyndall.ie
dc.internal.conferring Summer 2017 en


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