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Nanoelectronic Scaling Tradeoffs: What Does Physics Have to Say? Beyond CMOS, several completely new approaches to information-processing and data-storage technologies and architectures are emerging to address the timeframe beyond the current SIA International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors (ITRS). A wide range of new ideas have been proposed for post-CMOS technologies, such as spintronic, molecular electronics, quantum cellular automata, quantum computation etc. For the first time, the 2001 edition of the ITRS contained a chapter on "Emerging Research Devices". Characteristic of any new area, it is difficult to discern which of these concepts has th From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on February 17, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


AC Electrokinetic and Nonlinear Optical Probes of Biologcal Interactions From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on February 17, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Application of Nanotechnology to Diagnostic Devices and Drug Discovery From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on February 17, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Construction of a 30-nm Imitating Motor Driving by Six Synthetic ATP-Binding RNA's of Bacterial Virus phi29 From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on February 17, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


DNA Self Assembly From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on February 17, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Dynamics of Water and Ions in Cyclic Peptide Nanotube From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on February 17, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Exploiting the Electronic Properties of Protiens: An Approach to Nanoscale Electronics From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on February 17, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Digital Electronics: Fundamental Limits and Future Porspects I will review some old and some recent work on the fundamental (and not so fundamental) limits imposed by physics of electron devices on their density and power consumption. In particular, I will discuss: reversible computing, that allows one to beat the apparent Maxwell's-demon (E > kBTln2) and uncertainty-relation (E > /£n) "limits" for energy dissipation E per logic operation, and quantum-mechanical effects that impose limits on shrinking of both field-effect and single-electron transistors. I will argue that the impact of scaling limitations is grossly exacerbated by the economics of From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on February 17, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Quntum-dot Cellular Automata The multiple challenges presented by the problem of scaling transistor sizes are all related to the fact that transistors encode binary information by the state of a current switch. What is required is a new paradigm, still capable of providing general purpose digital computation, but which can be scaled down to the ultimate limits of molecular size. The quantum-dot cellular automata (QCA) approach encodes binary signals by the arrangement of charge inside a cell composed of several quantum dots. No current flows from cell to cell or from power supply to ground. A clocking voltage provides ene From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on February 17, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Electronic Transport in Semi-conducting Carbon Nanotube Transistor Devices Recent demonstrations of high performance carbon nanotube field-effect transistors (CNFETs) highlight their potential for a future nanotube-based electronics. Besides being just a nanometer in diameter, carbon nanotubes offer intrinsic advantages if compared with silicon that are responsible for their outstanding properties. Their one-dimensional character is advantageous for a low scattering probability and consequently a high on-current in a transistor device. Electrons and holes behave similarly in CNs, enabling a complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) like technology with n-type an From MERLOT - 10 Most Recent Materials on February 17, 2006 at 10:30 p.m..


Free Repair and Upgrade Guides for Portable Pals Ready for some laptop DIY? Laptopical takes a look at a website boasting over 600 free repair and upgrade articles. From Read laptop reviews and notebook news at the laptops weblog - Laptopical on February 17, 2006 at 7:26 a.m..


Human Capital Reform This report by the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) National Reform Initiative Working Group investigates a new reform agenda to boost workforce participation and productivity. Reforms are proposed to improve outcomes in the fields of health, education and training, and work incentives. From EdNA Online on February 17, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..


China and Australia to Collaborate on Water Management Challenges University of Melbourne researchers will play a major role in a new centre to foster water research in China and Australia - the Australia-China Centre on Water Resources Research. The Centre will be launched by the Chinese Minister for Science and Technology, Professor Xu Guanhua, at the University of Melbourne next Monday 20 February. The University of Melbourne Media Release, 17 February 2006 From EdNA Online on February 17, 2006 at 12:30 a.m..


2020 Vision, The Manager of the 21st Century The Australian senior executive of 2020 will need very different skills to today’s business leaders, according to this study by The Boston Consulting Group for Innovation and Business Skills Australia (IBSA). Building on a 1995 report, the study aims to forecast the skills needed to cope with changes occurring in society, the workplace and the global economy. From EdNA Online on February 16, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..


Australian Schools Calendar Launched EdNA Online is pleased to announce the release of the 2006 Calendar for Australian Schools. An online version of this comprehensive resource is also available, with international, national and local cultural, community and commemorative events of interest to Australian Schools. From EdNA Online on February 16, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..


Mantle Conference The Professional Committee of Teacher Librarians in the Maitland, Newcastle, Taree and Lake Macquarie Districts presents this professional development for librarians. Meet and hear Paul Collins, of Quentaris Chronicles fame. Gather new ideas, hints and trends from a variety of presenters. Opportunity to discuss the latest research, participate in workshops and demonstrations, involve yourself in presentations, and get hands-on with new technologies. From EdNA Online on February 16, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..


Organ Donor Awareness Week Australian Organ Donor Awareness Week aims to raise donation rates by focusing on the pressing need for organ and tissue donation, encouraging families to discuss their wishes, highlighting the success of organ transplantation in Australia and promoting the registration of consent on to the Australian Organ Donor Register (AODR). The key message for AODAW 2006 is 'organ donors save lives'. From EdNA Online on February 16, 2006 at 11:30 p.m..


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