Francisco R. Madriz

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To improve performance and reliability of integrated circuits, accurate knowledge of thermal transport properties must be possessed. In particular, reduced dimensions increase boundary scattering and the significance of thermal contact resistance. A thermoreflectance measurement can be used with a valid heat transport model to experimentally quantify the(More)
Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and carbon nanofibers (CNFs) are potential materials for high-performance electronic devices and circuits due to their light weight and excellent electrical properties such as high current capacity and tolerance to electromigration. In addition, at high frequencies, these materials exhibit transport behavior which holds special(More)
We demonstrate that a frequency-independent parallel RC circuit is the simplest model that accurately describes high-frequency electrical conduction in 1-D nanostructures. The resistance is determined from dc measurement, and the capacitance is extracted directly from the measured S-parameters for a ground–signal–ground test structure, without using any(More)
Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and carbon nanofibers (CNFs) are potential materials for the most advanced silicon devices and circuits due to their excellent electrical properties such as high current capacity and tolerance to electromigration. In addition, at high frequencies, these materials exhibit transport behavior which holds promise for applications as(More)
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