A Theoretical Study of the Performance of a Single-Electron Transistor Buffer

Mohammad Javad SHARIFI  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E94-C   No.6   pp.1105-1111
Publication Date: 2011/06/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1353
DOI: 10.1587/transele.E94.C.1105
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Electronic Circuits
single electron transistor,  ensemble Monte Carlo method,  buffer,  delay-error behavior,  logic gates,  

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This paper introduces the ensemble Monte Carlo (EMC) method to study the time behavior of single-electron-based logic gates. The method is then applied to a buffer-inverter gate and the results are examined. An analytical model for time behavior at the low-temperature limit is then introduced and its results are compared with those of the EMC. Finally, a compact model for the delay-error behavior of the buffer gate is introduced.