Interconnect challenges for 2D and 3D Integration -- Overview of Carbon Nanotube Physical Properties -- Overview of Carbon Nanotube Processing Methods -- Electrical Conductivity of Carbon Nanotubes – Modeling and Characterization -- Computational Studies of Thermal Transport Properties of Carbon Nanotube Material -- Overview of Carbon Nanotubes for Horizontal On-Chip Interconnects -- Carbon Nanotubes as Vertical Interconnects for 3D ICs -- Carbon Nanotubes as Micro-Bumps for 3D Integration -- Electrothermal Modeling of Carbon Nanotubes TSVs -- Exploring Carbon Nanotubes for 3D Power Delivery Networks -- Carbon Nanotubes for Monolithic 3D ICs.
This book provides a single-source reference on the use of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) as interconnect material for horizontal, on-chip and 3D interconnects. The authors demonstrate the uses of bundles of CNTs, as innovative conducting material to fabricate interconnect through-silicon vias (TSVs), in order to improve the performance, reliability and integration of 3D integrated circuits (ICs). This book will be first to provide a coherent overview of exploiting carbon nanotubes for 3D interconnects covering aspects from processing, modeling, simulation, characterization and applications. Coverage also includes a thorough presentation of the application of CNTs as horizontal on-chip interconnects which can potentially revolutionize the nanoelectronics industry. This book is a must-read for anyone interested in the state-of-the-art on exploiting carbon nanotubes for interconnects for both 2D and 3D integrated circuits. Provides a single-source reference on carbon nanotubes for interconnect applications; Includes complete coverage of current Cu-based interconnect problems for both 2D and 3D interconnects; Covers topics from modeling, simulation, analysis, design and characterization, in order to provide a broad view of the application of carbon nanotubes for interconnects..