Application of Ge Nanowire for Two-Input Bistable Nanoelectromechanical Switch

  • Jana ANDZANE University of Latvia, Institute of Chemical Physics
  • Juris PRIKULIS University of Latvia, Institute of Chemical Physics
  • Raimonds MEIJA University of Latvia, Institute of Chemical Physics
  • Jelena KOSMACA University of Latvia, Institute of Chemical Physics
  • Subhajit BISWAS Department of Chemistry, University College Cork
  • Justin D HOLMES Department of Chemistry, University College Cork
  • Donats ERTS University of Latvia, Institute of Chemical Physics
Keywords: nanowire, bistable switch, semicondutor, NEMS

Abstract

Recently, several research groups presented bistable two-terminal nanoelectromechanical switches based on individual single-clamped active element. All presented devices had one input electrode. Similar devices having two or more input electrodes have not been yet investigated. In this work we present the two-input bistable controlled nanoelectromechanical switch based on an individual single-clamped Ge nanowire. The switch is realised using in-situ SEM technique and operating due to balancing of electrostatic, adhesion and elastic forces. The operation conditions of the device are investigated and presented. The advantages and drawbacks of the device are discussed.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5755/j01.ms.19.3.3086

Author Biographies

Jana ANDZANE, University of Latvia, Institute of Chemical Physics
Institute of Chemical Physics, Senior Researcher
Juris PRIKULIS, University of Latvia, Institute of Chemical Physics
Institute of Chemical Physics, Senior Researcher.
Raimonds MEIJA, University of Latvia, Institute of Chemical Physics
Director of Institute of Chemical Physics, Scientific Assistant
Jelena KOSMACA, University of Latvia, Institute of Chemical Physics
Director of Institute of Chemical Physics, Scientific Assistant
Subhajit BISWAS, Department of Chemistry, University College Cork
Department of Chemistry, Researcher
Justin D HOLMES, Department of Chemistry, University College Cork
Professor
Donats ERTS, University of Latvia, Institute of Chemical Physics
Director of Institute of Chemical Physics, Senior Researcher.
Published
2013-09-17
Section
ELECTRONIC AND OPTICAL MATERIALS