On the modeling of resistance in Graphene Nanoribbon (GNR) for future interconnect applications

Tamer Ragheb, Yehia Massoud

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In this paper, we present a comprehensive model for the resistance in graphene nanoribbon (GNR) interconnects. We use the recent experimental and theoretical results to model the impact of stacking of graphene layers in multi-layer GNR interconnects. We compare the resistance of GNR interconnects with both single-walled carbon nanotube (SWCNT) bundle interconnects and conventional copper Interconnects. Our simulation results demonstrate the performance superiority of multi-layer GNR interconnects over conventional copper interconnects at small widths (< 15 nm). Consequently, multi-layer GNR interconnects demonstrate a great potential to replace conventioanl copper interconnects in future technologies.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIEEE/ACM International Conference on Computer-Aided Design, Digest of Technical Papers, ICCAD
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Dec 26 2008
Externally publishedYes

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