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Bridging Dimensions: Demultiplexing Ultrahigh-Density Nanowire Circuits

Beckman, Robert and Johnston-Halperin, Ezekiel and Luo, Yi and Green, Jonathan E. and Heath, James R. (2005) Bridging Dimensions: Demultiplexing Ultrahigh-Density Nanowire Circuits. Science, 310 (5747). pp. 465-468. ISSN 0036-8075.

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A demultiplexer is an electronic circuit designed to separate two or more combined signals. We report on a demultiplexer architecture for bridging from the submicrometer dimensions of lithographic patterning to the nanometer-scale dimensions that can be achieved through nanofabrication methods for the selective addressing of ultrahigh-density nanowire circuits. Order log_2(N) large wires are required to address N nanowires, and the demultiplexer architecture is tolerant of low-precision manufacturing. This concept is experimentally demonstrated on submicrometer wires and on an array of 150 silicon nanowires patterned at nanowire widths of 13 nanometers and a pitch of 34 nanometers.

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Additional Information:© 2005 American Association for the Advancement of Science. Received 12 May 2005; accepted 21 September 2005; Published online 29 September 2005. Supported by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Moletronics Program and by the MARCO Center for Advanced Materials and Devices.
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