A scheme for computation in nanoscale dynamical systems: Gated discrete phase-shift interactions

Paul M. Riechers, Richard A. Kiehl

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Abstract

In this paper, we present a new scheme to process information distributed through a network of locally coupled integrate-and-fire elements, realizable at the nanoscale. As a physical example, we consider single-electron-tunneling in the Coulomb blockade regime as the integrate-and-fire mechanism. We show that each physical gate can act as every possible logic gate, simply selected with an appropriate bias voltage. Since the state variables are persistently stored in the computing elements during the time between operations, and since every operation between state variables can be performed without the need for additional circuitry, our proposed scheme should be ideal for the implementation of collective computation with an array of locally coupled integrate-and-fire elements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2011 IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Nanoscale Architectures, NANOARCH 2011
Pages144-149
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 11 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event2011 IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Nanoscale Architectures, NANOARCH 2011 - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Jun 8 2011Jun 9 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2011 IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Nanoscale Architectures, NANOARCH 2011

Other

Other2011 IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Nanoscale Architectures, NANOARCH 2011
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period6/8/116/9/11

Keywords

  • chaogates
  • collective information processing
  • integrate-and-fire
  • nanoelectronics
  • nonlinear dynamics
  • reconfigurable hardware
  • single-electron-tunneling
  • spatiotemporal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Riechers, P. M., & Kiehl, R. A. (2011). A scheme for computation in nanoscale dynamical systems: Gated discrete phase-shift interactions. In Proceedings of the 2011 IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Nanoscale Architectures, NANOARCH 2011 (pp. 144-149). [5941496] (Proceedings of the 2011 IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Nanoscale Architectures, NANOARCH 2011). https://doi.org/10.1109/NANOARCH.2011.5941496