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A Two-Stage Shift Register for Clocked Quantum-Dot Cellular Automata

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Quantum-Dot Cellular Automata (QCA) is a computational scheme utilizing the position of interacting single electrons within arrays of quantum dots ("cells") to encode and process binary information. Clocked QCA architectures can provide power gain, logic level restoration, and memory features. Using arrays of micron-sized metal dots, we experimentally demonstrate operation of a QCA latch-inverter and a two-stage shift register.


Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, USA

Publication date: 2002-07-01

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