Santa Clara University

 

Center for Nanostructures
Bannan Engineering, 1st floor, EC100

Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Phone: (408) 551-1712
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CNS

Recent Publications

I. Journals

H. Jin, S. Dong, M. Miao, J.J. Liou, and C.Y. Yang, "Breakdown voltage of ultrathin dielectric film subject to electrostatic discharge stress," Journal of Applied Physics 110, 054516 (4 pp) (2011).

D. Fabris, M. Rosshirt, C. Cardenas, P. Wilhite, T. Yamada, and C.Y. Yang, "Application of Carbon Nanotubes to Thermal Interface Materials," Journal of Electronic Packaging (Transactions of the ASME) 133, 020902 (1-6) (2011).

S. Maeda, P. Wilhite, N. Kanzaki, T. Yamada, and C.Y. Yang, "Change in carbon nanofiber resistance from ambient to vacuum," AIP Advances 1, 022102 (1-6) (2011).

K. Li, R. Wu, P. Wilhite, V. Khera, S. Krishnan, X. Sun, and C.Y. Yang, "Extraction of contact resistance in carbon nanofiber via interconnects with varying lengths," Applied Physics Letters 97, 253109 (1-3) (2010).

T. Yamada, H. Yabutani, T. Saito, and C.Y. Yang, “Temperature dependence of carbon nanofiber resistance,Nanotechnology 21, 265707 (5 pp) (2010).

F. Madriz, T. Yamada, X. Sun, J.G. Nickel, and C.Y. Yang, “Frequency-Independent RC Circuit Model for One-Dimensional Carbon Nanostructures,IEEE Electron Device Letters 31, 263-265 (2010).

T. Yamada, T. Saito, M. Suzuki, P. Wilhite, X. Sun, N. Akhavantafti, D. Fabris, and C.Y. Yang, "Tunneling between carbon nanofiber and gold electrodes,Journal of Applied Physics 107, 044304 (1-5) (2010).

X. Sun, K. Li, R. Wu, P. Wilhite, T. Saito, J. Gao, and C.Y. Yang, "The effect of catalysts and underlayer metals on the properties of PECVD-grown carbon nanostructures," Nanotechnology 21, 045201 (6pp) (2010).

T. Yamada, F.R. Madriz, and C.Y. Yang, "Inductance in One-dimensional Nanostructures," IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices 56, 1834-1839 (2009). (Invited paper in Special Issue on Compact Interconnect Models for Giga Scale Integration)

F. R. Madriz, J. R. Jameson, S. Krishnan, X. Sun, and C. Y. Yang, "Circuit Modeling of High-Frequency Electrical Conduction in Carbon Nanofibers," IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices 56, 1557-1561 (2009).

T. Yamada, T. Saito, D. Fabris, and C.Y. Yang, "Electrothermal Analysis of Breakdown in carbon Nanofiber Interconnects," IEEE Electron Device Letters 30, 469-471 (2009).

W. Wu, S. Krishnan, T. Yamada, X. Sun, P. Wilhite, R. Wu, K. Li, and C.Y. Yang, "Contact resistance in carbon nanostructure via interconnects," Applied Physics Letters 94, 163113 (1-3) (2009).

E.D. de Asis Jr., B. Nguyen-Vu, P.U. Arumugam, H. Chen, A.M. Cassell, R.J. Andrews, C.Y. Yang, and J. Li. "High efficient electrical stimulation of hippocampal slices with vertically aligned carbon nanofiber microbrush array," Biomed Microdevices, DOI 10.1007/s10544-009-9295-7 (2009) online at www.Springerlink.com.

M. Suzuki, Y. Ominami, T. Sekiguchi, and C.Y. Yang, "Secondary electron imaging of embedded defects in carbon nanofiber via interconnects," Applied Physics Letters 93, 263110 (1-3) (2008).

M. Suzuki, K. Kumagai, T. Sekiguchi, A.M. Cassell, T. Saito, and C.Y. Yang, "Secondary electron emission from freely supported nanowires," Journal of Applied Physics 104, 114306(1-6) (2008).

T. Saito, T. Yamada, D. Fabris, H. Kitsuki, P. Wilhite, M. Suzuki, and C.Y. Yang, "Improved contact for thermal and electrical transport in carbon nanofiber interconnects," Applied Physics Letters 93, 102108 (1-3) (2008).

Y. Ominami, M. Suzuki, K. Asakura, and C.Y. Yang, "Growth of Carbon Nanofibers on Nanoscale Catalyst Strips Fabricated with a Focused Ion Beam," Nanotechnology 19, 405302 (5pp) (2008).

H. Kitsuki, T. Yamada, D. Fabris, J. R. Jameson, P. Wilhite, M. Suzuki, and C.Y. Yang, "Length dependence of current-induced breakdown in carbon nanofiber interconnects," Applied Physics Letters 92, 173110(1-3) (2008).

Q. Ngo, T. Yamada, M. Suzuki, Y. Ominami, A. M. Cassell, J. Li, M. Meyyappan, and C.Y. Yang, "Structural and Electrical Characterization of Carbon Nanofibers for Interconnect Via Applications," IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology 6, 688-695 (2007).

M. Suzuki, Q. Ngo, H. Kitsuki, K. Gleason, Y. Ominami, and C.Y. Yang, "Bright-field transmission imaging of carbon nanofibers on bulk substrate using conventional scanning electron microscopy," Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology B25, 1615-1621 (2007).

M. Suzuki, H. Kitsuki, Q. Ngo, T. Yamada, K. Gleason, Y. Ominami, B. Roth, M. Betts, A.M. Cassell, and C.Y. Yang, "Image Formation Mechanisms in Scanning Electron Microscopy of Carbon Nanofibers on Substrate," Microscopy & Microanalysis 13 (Suppl 2), 580-581 CD (2007).

M. Suzuki, Y. Ominami, Q. Ngo, A.M. Cassell, J. Li, and C.Y. Yang, "Current-induced breakdown of carbon nanofibers," Journal of Applied Physics 101, 114307(1-5) (2007).

M. Suzuki, T. Yamada, and C.Y. Yang, "Monte Carlo Simulation of SEM Bright-contrast Images of Suspended Carbon Nanofibers," Applied Physics Letters 90, 083111(1-3) (2007).

Q. Ngo, A.M. Cassell, V. Radmilovic, J. Li, S. Krishnan, M. Meyyappan, and C.Y. Yang, "Palladium catalyzed formation of carbon nanofibers by plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition," Carbon 45, 424-428 (2007).

M. Suzuki, Y. Ominami, Q. Ngo, and C. Y. Yang, T. Yamada, A.M. Cassell, and J. Li, "Bright contrast imaging of carbon nanofiber-subtrate interface," Journal of Applied Physics 100, 104305(1-5) (2006).

Y. Ominami, Q. Ngo, M. Suzuki, A.J. Austin, C.Y. Yang, A.M. Cassell, and J. Li, "Interface Characteristics of Vertically Aligned Carbon Nanofibers for Interconnect Applications," Applied Physics Letters 89, 263114-1-3 (2006).

Y. Ominami, Q. Ngo, N.P. Kobayashi, K. Mcilwrath, K. Jarausch, A.M. Cassell, J. Li, and C.Y. Yang, "Bottom-up sample preparation technique for interfacial characterization of vertically aligned carbon nanofibers," Ultramicroscopy 106, 597-602 (2006).

Q. Ngo, A.M. Cassell, A.J. Austin, J. Li, S. Krishnan, M. Meyyappan, and C.Y. Yang, "Characteristics of Aligned Carbon Nanofibers for Interconnect Via Applications," IEEE Electron Device Letters 27, 221-224 (2006).

S. Yu, D.M. Petranovic, S. Krishnan, K. Lee, and C.Y. Yang,  "Loop-Based Inductance Extraction and Modeling for Multiconductor On-Chip Interconnects," IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices 53, 135-145 (2006).

Y. Ominami, Q. Ngo, A.J. Austin, H. Yoong, C.Y. Yang, A.M. Cassell, B.A. Cruden, J. Li, and M. Meyyappan, "Structural Characteristics of Carbon Nanofibers for On-chip Interconnect Applications," Applied Physics Letters 87, 233105 (2005).

Y. Ominami, Q. Ngo, H. Yoong, A.J. Austin, A.M. Cassell, B.A. Cruden, J. Li, M. Meyyappan, and C.Y. Yang, "Study of Metal-Carbon Nanofiber Interfaces for On-chip Interconnect Applications," Microscopy and Microanalysis 11 (Suppl 2), 1964-1965 (2005).

Q. Ngo, B.A. Cruden, A.M. Cassell, G. Sims, M. Meyyappan, J. Li, and C.Y. Yang, "Thermal Interface Properties of Cu-filled Vertically Aligned Carbon Nanofiber Arrays," Nano Letters 4, 2403-2407 (2004).

Q. Ngo, D. Petranovic, S. Krishnan, A.M. Cassell, Q. Ye, J. Li, M. Meyyappan, and C.Y. Yang, "Electron Transport through Metal-Multiwall Carbon Nanotube Interfaces," IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology 3, 311-317 (2004).

S.-P. Sim, S. Krishnan, D. Petranovic, N. Arora, K. Lee, and C.Y. Yang, "A Unified RLC Model for High-Speed On-Chip Interconnects," IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices 50, 1501-1510 (2003).

S.-P. Sim, K. Lee, and C.Y. Yang, "High-Frequency On-Chip Inductance Model," IEEE Electron Device Letters 23, 740-742 (2002).

R. Kariyadan, N.A. Wong, K. Chan, S.P. Sim, and C.Y. Yang, "Modeling Inversion-Layer Carrier Mobilities in All Regions of MOSFET Operation," Solid-State Electronics 46, 153-156 (2002).

W. Feng, W.K. Choi, L.K. Bera, J. Mi, and C.Y. Yang, "Optical characterization of as-prepared and rapid thermal oxidized partially strain compensated Si1-x-yGexCy films," Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing 4, 655-659 (2001).

W.K. Choi, W. Feng, L.K. Bera, C.Y. Yang, and J. Mi, "Spectroscopic ellipsometry and electrical studies of as-grown and rapid thermal oxidized Si1-x-yGexCy films," J. Applied Physics 90, 5814-5824 (2001).

M. Miura-Mattausch, H.J. Mattausch, N.D. Arora, and C.Y. Yang, "MOFSET Modeling Gets Physical," IEEE Circuits and Devices Magazine 17, No.6, 29-36 (2001).

L.K. Bera, W.K. Choi, W. Feng, C.Y. Yang, and J. Mi, "Electrical Properties of Rapid Thermal Oxides on Si1-x-yGexCy Films," Applied Physics Letters 77, 256-258 (2000).

W.K. Choi, L.K. Bera, J.H. Chen, W. Feng, K.L. Pey, H. Yoong, J. Mi, F. Zhang, and C.Y. Yang, "Structural Characterization of Rapid Thermally Oxidized Silicon-Germanium-Carbon Alloy Films," Materials Science and Engineering B75, 184-186 (2000).

W.K. Choi, J.H. Chen, L.K. Bera, W. Feng, K.L. Pey, J. Mi, C.Y. Yang, A. Ramam, S.J. Chua, J.S. Pan, A.T.S. Wee, and R. Liu, "Structural Characterization of Rapid Thermal Oxidized Si1-x-yGexCy Alloy Films grown by Rapid Thermal Chemical Vapor Deposition," J. Applied Physics 87, 192-197 (2000).

II. Conference Papers (invited)

T. Yamada, T. Saito, D. Fabris, and C.Y. Yang, "Transport Phenomena in Carbon Nanostructures," IEEE International Nanoelectronics Conference, Hong Kong, January 3-8, 2010, Paper KS420. (invited paper)

X. Sun, K. Li, W. Wu, P. Wilhite, T. Saito, and C.Y. Yang, "Contact resistances of carbon nanotube via interconnects," 2009 IEEE International Conference on Electron Devices and Solid-State Circuits, Xian, China, November 25-27, 2009, Paper 978-1-4244-4298-0/09 (5 pp). (invited paper)

T. Yamada, T. Saito, D. Fabris, and C.Y. Yang, “Transport in carbon nanostructures,” 2009 IEEE International Integrated Reliability Workshop, S. Lake Tahoe, October 18-22, 2009. (invited presentation)

T. Yamada, T. Saito, D. Fabris, P. Wilhite, and C.Y. Yang, “Electrothermal Transport in Carbon Nanostructures,” Proceedings of the ULSI Process Integration 6 Symposium, Electrochemical Society Meeting, Vienna, October 4-9, 2009; ECS Trans., vol. 25, issue 7, pp. 487-493. (invited paper)

T. Yamada, T. Saito, D. Fabris, and C.Y. Yang, "Electrothermal Transport in Carbon Nanofiber Interconnects," Proceeding of the 16th International Symposium on the Physical and Failure Analysis of Integrated Circuits, Suzhou, China, July 6-10, 2009, pp. 146-149.  (invited paper)

X. Sun, K. Li, W. Wu, T. Saito, and C.Y. Yang, "Effect of Catalyst and Underlayer Metal on PECVD Growth of Vertically Aligned Carbon Nanotubes," Proceedings of 2009 IEEE Nanotechnology Materials and Devices Conference, Traverse City, Michigan, June 2-5, 2009, pp.1 -2.  (invited paper).

T. Yamada, T. Saito, D. Fabris P. Wilhite, and C.Y. Yang, “Modeling of Electrothermal Performance for Carbon Nanofibers,” 6th Taiwan/U.S. Air Force Nanoscience Workshop, San Francisco, April 20-21, 2009. (invited presentation)

D. Fabris, T. Saito, T. Yamada, X. Sun, P. Wilhite, and C.Y. Yang, "Current Capacity and Thermal Transport in Carbon Nanofiber Interconnects," Proceedings of the 4th IEEE International Conference on Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems, Shenzhen, China, January 5-8, 2009, pp. 829-834.  (invited paper)

C.Y. Yang, “Carbon-based Electrical Interconnect and Thermal Interface Materials,” 2008 IEEE International Conference on Semiconductor Electronics, Johor Bahru, Malaysia, November 25-27, 2008. (plenary presentation)

C.Y. Yang, “Carbon Nanofibers for On-chip Interconnects,” 2008 International Workshop on Next Generation Electronics,” Tainan, Taiwan, November 20-21, 2008. (invited presentation)

T. Yamada, T. Saito, D. Fabris, and C.Y. Yang, "Effect of Current Stressing on Horizontal Carbon Nanofiber Interconnects," 25th International ULSI Multilevel Interconnection Conference Proceedings, Fremont, CA, October 27-30, 2008, pp 296-298.  (invited paper)

H.Kitsuki, T. Saito, T. Yamada, D. Fabris, P. Wilhite, M. Suzuki, and C.Y. Yang, "Analysis of Carbon-based Interconnect Breakdown," Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Solid-State and Integrated Circuit Technology, Beijing, October 20-23, 2008, pp. 530-533.  (invited paper)

Hirohiko Kitsuki, Tsutomu Saito, Toshishige Yamada, Drazen Fabris, John R. Jameson, Patrick Wilhite, Makoto Suzuki, and Cary Y. Yang, "Current-carrying Capacity of Carbon Nanofiber Interconnects," Proceedings of the International Conference on Electronic Materials 2008, Sydney, Australia, July 28 - August 1, 2008.  (invited paper)

C.Y. Yang, “Carbon Nanostructures as On-chip Interconnects,” 26th IEEE VLSI Test Symposium, San Diego, April 29, 2008. (invited presentation)

C.Y. Yang, “Carbon-based Electrical Interconnect and Thermal Interface Materials,” IEEE Workshop on Microelectronics and Electron Devices,” Boise, April 18, 2008. (invited presentation)

C.Y. Yang, “Failure Mechanisms in Carbon Nanofiber Interconnects,” IEEE EDS Mini-colloquium, Hangzhou, March 28, 2008. (invited presentation)

C.Y. Yang, “Carbon-based Electrical Interconnect and Thermal Interface Materials,” 3rd Shanghai International Nanotechnology Cooperation Symposium, Shanghai, November 21-22, 2007. (keynote presentation)

C. Y. Yang, “Carbon Nanofiber Interconnects,” VLSI Multilevel Interconnection State-of-the-Art Seminar, Fremont, CA, September 24, 2007. (invited presentation)

Quoc Ngo, Toshishige Yamada, Kris Gleason, Kris, Makoto Suzuki, Hirohiko Kitsuki, Alan M. Cassell, and Cary Y. Yang, “Electrothermal Transport in Carbon Nanostructures,” Proceeding of the 14th International Symposium on the Physical and Failure Analysis of Integrated Circuits, Bangalore, July 11-13, 2007, pp. 155 – 158. (invited paper)

Quoc Ngo, Toshishige Yamada, Kris Gleason, Alan M. Cassell, and Cary Y. Yang, "Electrothermal Modeling of Transport in Carbon Nanostructures," Proceedings of IEEE NANO 2007, Hong Kong, August 3-5, 2007. (invited paper)

Cary Y. Yang, “Electrothermal Transport in Carbon Nanostructures,” IEEE EDS Mini-colloquium on Nanometer CMOS Technology, Shanghai, June 8, 2007. (invited presentation)

E. de Asis, Q. Ngo, A. Seger, L. Wang, W.K. Wong, M.S. Isaacson, and C.Y. Yang, "Carbon-based Nanostructures as Interconnects in Electrical and Biological Systems," Proceedings of the 2006 8th International Conference on Solid-State and Integrated Circuit Technology, Shanghai, October 23-26, 2006, pp. 326-329. (invited paper)

E. de Asis, Q. Ngo, W.K. Wong, M.S. Isaacson, and C.Y. Yang, "Carbon Nanostructures as Interconnect and Interface Materials," Proceedings of IEEE Nanotechnology Materials and Devices Conference 2006, Gyeongju, October 22-25, 2006, pp. 146-147. (invited paper)

Q. Ngo, E. de Asis, A. Seger, W.K. Wong, M.S. Isaacson, and C.Y. Yang, "Carbon Nanotube Interconnects in Electrical and Biological Systems, " Proceedings of the 13th International Symposium on the Physical and Failure Analysis of Integrated Circuits, Singapore, July 3-7, 2006, 281-285. (invited paper)

C.Y. Yang, "Carbon Nanofibers as On-chip Interconnect and Thermal Interface Materials," Workshop and IEEE EDS Mini-colloquium on Nanometer CMOS Technology, Singapore, July 4, 2006. (invited presentation)

C. Y. Yang, “Nanostructures in Carbon Nanotube and Nanofiber Interconnects,” Hitachi Nanotechnology Seminars, University of California, Santa Cruz (October 2005). (invited presentation)

Q. Ngo, S. Krishnan, A.M. Cassell, Y. Ominami, J. Li, M. Meyyappan, and C.Y. Yang, "Electrical Characterization of Carbon Nanofibers for On-chip Interconnect Applications," Proceedings of IEEE NANO 2005, Nagoya, July 11-15, 2005, pp. 585-588. (invited paper)

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