Summary: Architecture and Analysis of a Self-Assembled 3D
Array of Carbon Nanotubes and Molecular Memories
Hod Finkelstein, Peter M. Asbeck, Sadik Esener
Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, CA
Absfract-Carbon nanotubes and molecular memories have
emerged as potential building blocks for functional nano-devices.
We analyze the feasibility of integrating single-walled carbon
nanotubes and molecular memories into a three-dimensional
crossbar array using DNA-directed self-assembly. We describe a
process flow for fabricating such arrays and derive design
constraints for achieving electromechanical switching with low
leakage currents. Finally, we develop a simulation model to
incorporate the various device elements.
Keywords-serf-assembly, carbon nanotubes, molecular
memories, DNAfunctionalization,functional nano-devices,.
The advent of molecular memories at room temperature
[l]  has opened new possibilities in the large-scale