Actualité : Un article récent publié dans le magazine sur les circuits et les systèmes IEEE (CAS)

Un article récent publié dans le magazine sur les circuits et les systèmes IEEE (CAS)

This article is a review of the state-of-art carbon nanotube interconnects for Silicon application with respect to the recent literature. Amongst all the research on carbon nanotube interconnects, those discussed here cover 1) challenges with current copper interconnects, 2) process & growth of carbon nanotube interconnects compatible with back-end-of-line integration, and 3) modeling and simulation for circuit-level benchmarking and performance prediction. The focus is on the evolution of carbon nanotube interconnects from the process, theoretical modeling, and experimental characterization to on-chip interconnect applications. We provide an overview of the current advancements on carbon nanotube interconnects and also regarding the prospects for designing energy efficient integrated circuits. Each selected category is presented in an accessible manner aiming to serve as a survey and informative cornerstone on carbon nanotube interconnects relevant to students and scientists belonging to a range of fields from physics, processing to circuit design.


This work is supported by the EU H2020 CONNECT project with gran No. 688612. The CONNECT project investigates ultra-fine CNT lines and metal- CNT composite material for addressing the issues of current state-of-the-art copper interconnects. Novel CNT interconnect architectures for the exploration of circuit- and architecture-level performance and energy efficiency will be developed. CMOS compatibility as well as challenges of transferring new processes into industrial mass production will be addressed. The members of the CONNECT consortium from Germany, Switzerland, Great Britain and France are embedded along the electronics value chain from fundamental research to end‐users and bring together some of the most renowned research groups in that field in Europe.


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