Special Issue "Advances in Nanotechnology for RF and Terahertz"

A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991). This special issue belongs to the section "Nanoelectronics, Nanosensors and Devices".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2023 | Viewed by 825

Special Issue Editors

Fraunhofer Instite (Heinrich-Hertz), Berlin, Germany
Interests: high-frequency engineering (devices, circuits, packaging, measurements)
Electronics Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI), Daejeon, Republic of Korea
Interests: RF/millimeter-wave/Terahertz integrated circuits using CMOS/SiGe technology, antenna, antenna-in/on-package (AiP/AoP)

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Recently, considerable RF R and Ds in both industry and academia have been moving towards millimeter-wave, sub-THz, and THz regimes. There has been great potential observed using recent nanodevices, such as Si CMOS, SiGe HBT, III-V devices (HEMTs, HBTs), 2-dimensional nanodevices, and nano optical devices, to realize integrated circuits for low-power consumption, array implementations, and higher output power. However, lots of researchers are still investigating the technical feasibilities as to whether these frequencies could be practically deployed for commercial purposes in the near future. Significant motivations behind these ambitious R and Ds are the exploitations of such high frequencies for next-generation mobile technologies, 6G, and high-precision radar and sensor applications. Through intensive and concentrated efforts, technical bottlenecks have been identified, overcome, and gradually improved, e.g., output power. In addition, packaging is of great concern for ensuring low cost, maintaining reproducible RF performances. Several different packaging materials and concepts have been reported and demonstrated successfully. Nevertheless, a path for commercialization seems some distance away, with respect to the degree of integration, cost, footprint, and reproducible RF performances, etc.

This Special Issue will include various multi-disciplinary efforts in both electronics and optics to make millimeter-wave, sub-THz, and THz technologies key enablers for next-generation mobile, radar, and sensor technologies. We will not limit submissions to those areas only, so a broad ranges of R and D regarding these frequencies will be considered for publication in order to open a public door for next-generation technologies using nano-scale devices.

Dr. Jung Han Choi
Dr. Dong-Woo Kang
Guest Editors

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  • devices and circuits for millimeter-wave, sub-THz and THz
  • optic and optoelectronics technologeis
  • Si, III-V devices, 2-dimenstional devices
  • pakagings (material, assembly, etc.) for millimeter-wave, sub-THz and THz
  • new emerging concepts: devices, circuits, sub-systems, etc.

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8 pages, 2612 KiB  
A 37–40 GHz 6-Bits Switched-Filter Phase Shifter Using 150 nm GaN HEMT
Nanomaterials 2023, 13(20), 2752; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano13202752 - 12 Oct 2023
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In this paper, we present a 6-bit phase shifter designed and fabricated using the 150 nm GaN HEMT process. The designed phase shifter operates within the n260 (37~40 GHz) band, as specified in the 5G NR standard, and employs the structure of a [...] Read more.
In this paper, we present a 6-bit phase shifter designed and fabricated using the 150 nm GaN HEMT process. The designed phase shifter operates within the n260 (37~40 GHz) band, as specified in the 5G NR standard, and employs the structure of a switched-filter phase shifter. By serially connecting six single-bit phase shifters, ranging from 180° to 5.625°, the designed phase shifter achieves a phase range of 360°. The fabricated phase shifter exhibits a minimum insertion loss of 5 dB and an RMS phase error of less than 5.36° within the 37 to 40 GHz. This phase shifter is intended for seamless integration with high-power RF circuits. Full article
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