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Nanomaterials-Based Charge Trapping Memory Devices - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128223420, 9780128223437

Nanomaterials-Based Charge Trapping Memory Devices

1st Edition

Authors: Ammar Nayfeh Nazek El-Atab
eBook ISBN: 9780128223437
Paperback ISBN: 9780128223420
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 27th May 2020
Page Count: 192
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Table of Contents

  1. Basics of memory devices
    2. Overview of charge trapping memory devices
    3. Materials for future low-power in memory devices
    4. ALD based nano-islands
    5. Laser ablated nanoparticles
    6. Agglomeration-based nanoparticles
    7. Memory devices with ALD based nano-islans
    8. Memory devices with laser ablated nano-particles
    9. Memory devices with agglomeration-based nanoparticles
    10. Scalability of nanomaterials-based memory devices


Rising consumer demand for low power consumption electronics has generated a need for scalable and reliable memory devices with low power consumption. At present, scaling memory devices and lowering their power consumption is becoming more difficult due to unresolved challenges, such as short channel effect, Drain Induced Barrier Lowering (DIBL), and sub-surface punch-through effect, all of which cause high leakage currents. As a result, the introduction of different memory architectures or materials is crucial.

Nanomaterials-based Charge Trapping Memory Devices provides a detailed explanation of memory device operation and an in-depth analysis of the requirements of future scalable and low powered memory devices in terms of new materials properties. The book presents techniques to fabricate nanomaterials with the desired properties. Finally, the book highlights the effect of incorporating such nanomaterials in memory devices.

This book is an important reference for materials scientists and engineers, who are looking to develop low-powered solutions to meet the growing demand for consumer electronic products and devices.

Key Features

  • Explores in depth memory device operation, requirements and challenges
  • Presents fabrication methods and characterization results of new nanomaterials using techniques, including laser ablation of nanoparticles, ALD growth of nano-islands, and agglomeration-based technique of nanoparticles
  • Demonstrates how nanomaterials affect the performance of memory devices


Materials scientists, energy engineers


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About the Authors

Ammar Nayfeh

Professor Ammar Nayfeh was born in Urbana IL in 1979. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign in 2001 in electrical engineering and his master's degree in 2003 from Stanford University. Dr. Nayfeh earned a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Stanford University in 2006. His research focused on heteroepitaxy of germanium on silicon for electronic and photonic devices. After his PhD, he joined Advanced Micro Devices as a researcher working in collaboration with IBM. After that he joined a silicon valley startup company, Innovative Silicon (ISi) in 2008. In addition, he was a part time professor at San Jose State University. In June 2010, he joined MIT as a visiting scholar and became a faculty member at the Masdar Institute currently Khalifa University. His research interest focuses on nanotechnology for future more efficient low power electronic and photonic devices. Professor Nayfeh is currently an associate professor in the Department Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) at Khalifa University. Professor Ammar Nayfeh has authored or co-authored over 100 publications, and holds three patents. He is a member of IEEE, MRS and Stanford Alumni Association. He has received the Material Research Society Graduate Student Award, the Robert C. Maclinche Scholarship at UIUC, and Stanford Graduate Fellowship.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates

Nazek El-Atab