Silicon nanowire CMOS NOR logic gates featuring one-volt operation on bendable substrates

Jeongje Moon, Yoonjoong Kim, Doohyeok Lim, Sangsig Kim

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In this study, we propose complementary metal-oxide−semiconductor (CMOS) NOR logic gates consisting of silicon nanowire (NW) arrays on bendable substrates. A circuit consisting of two p-channel NW field-effect transistors (NWFETs) in series and two n-channel NWFETs in parallel is constructed to operate a two-input CMOS NOR logic gate. The NOR logic gates operate at a low supply voltage of 1 V with a rail-to-rail logic swing and a high voltage gain of approximately −3.0. The exact NOR logic functionality is achieved owing to the superior electrical characteristics of the well-aligned p- and n-NWFETs, which are obtained using conventional Si-based CMOS technology. Moreover, the NOR logic gates exhibit stable characteristics and have good mechanical properties. The proposed bendable NW CMOS NOR logic gates are promising building blocks for future bendable integrated electronics. [Figure not available: see fulltext.].

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2625-2631
Number of pages7
JournalNano Research
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2018 May 1

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was partly supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) Grant funded by the Korean Government (MSIP) (Nos. NRF-2013R1A2A1A03070750 and NRF-2015R1A2A1A15055437), the Brain Korea 21 Plus Project in 2017, and Samsung Electronics.

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© 2017, Tsinghua University Press and Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature.

Copyright 2020 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.


  • NOR logic gate
  • bendable substrate
  • field-effect transistor
  • silicon nanowire

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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