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Research Staff Member, Exploratory Memory and Cognitive Technologies, Dynamics and Control at Nanoscale
IBM Research - Zurich
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2017

Memristive Effects in Oxygenated Amorphous Carbon Nanodevices
T. A. Bachmann, W. W. Koelmans, V. P. Jonnalagadda, M. Le Gallo, C. A. Santini, A. Sebastian, E. Eleftheriou, M. F. Craciun, C. D. Wright
Nanotechnology, 2017
Abstract

Neuromorphic computing with multi-memristive synapses
Irem Boybat*, Manuel Le Gallo, Nandakumar S. R., Timoleon Moraitis, Thomas Parnell, Tomas Tuma, Bipin Rajendran, Yusuf Leblebici, Abu Sebastian*, Evangelos Eleftheriou
ArXiv, 2017
Abstract

Temporal correlation detection using computational phase-change memory
Abu Sebastian*, Tomas Tuma, Nikolaos Papandreou, Manuel Le Gallo, Lukas Kull, Thomas Parnell, Evangelos Eleftheriou
Nature Communications, 2017
Abstract

Mixed-Precision In-memory Computing
Manuel Le Gallo*, Abu Sebastian*, Roland Mathis, Matteo Manica, Tomas Tuma, Costas Bekas, Alessandro Curioni, Evangelos Eleftheriou
arXiv, 2017
Abstract

Supervised Learning in Spiking Neural Networks with MLC PCM Synapses
S. R. Nandakumar, I. Boybat, M. Le Gallo, A. Sebastian*, B. Rajendran*, and E. Eleftheriou
75th Device Research Conference, 2017
Abstract

Stochastic weight updates in phase-change memory-based synapses and their influence on artificial neural networks
Irem Boybat*, Manuel Le Gallo, Timoleon Moraitis, Yusuf Leblebici, Abu Sebastian*, and Evangelos Eleftheriou
13th Conference on PhD Research in Microelectronics and Electronics (PRIME 2017)
Abstract

Fatiguing STDP: Learning from Spike-Timing Codes in the Presence of Rate Codes
Timoleon Moraitis*, Abu Sebastian*, Irem Boybat, Manuel Le Gallo, Tomas Tuma, and Evangelos Eleftheriou
International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN 2017)
Abstract

Flux-Charge Memristor Model for Phase Change Memory
Jacopo Secco, Fernando Corinto, Abu Sebastian
IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs, 2017
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2016

Joule heating effects in nanoscale carbon-based memory devices
TA Bachmann, AM Alexeev, WW Koelmans, F Zipoli, AK Ott, C Dou, AC Ferrari, VK Nagareddy, MF Craciun, VP Jonnalagadda, A Curioni, A Sebastian, E Eleftheriou, CD Wright
IEEE Nanotechnology Materials and Devices Conference (NMDC), 2016

Neuromorphic computing using non-volatile memory
Geoff Burr et al.
Advances in Physics: X, 2016
Abstract

Multi-level storage in phase-change memory devices
Abu Sebastian, Manuel Le Gallo, Wabe Koelmans, Nikolaos Papandreou, Haris Pozidis, Evangelos Eleftheriou
Proceedings of the European symposium on Phase-Change and Ovonic Sciences (EPCOS), 2016
Abstract

Detecting Correlations Using Phase-Change Neurons and Synapses
Tomas Tuma, Manuel Le Gallo, Abu Sebastian, Evangelos Eleftheriou
IEEE Electron Device Letters, 2016
Abstract

Recent Progress in Phase-Change Memory Technology
Geoffrey W. Burr, Matthew J. Brightsky, Abu Sebastian, Huai-Yu Cheng, Jau-Yi Wu, Sangbum Kim, Norma E. Sosa, Nikolaos Papandreou, Hsiang-Lan Lung, Haralampos Pozidis, Evangelos Eleftheriou, Chung H. Lam
IEEE Journal on Emerging and Selected Topics in Circuits and Systems, 2016
Abstract

Carbon-based resistive memories
W. W. Koelmans, T. Bachmann, F. Zipoli, A. K. Ott, C. Dou, A. C. Ferrari, O. Cojocaru-Miredin, S. Zhang, M. Wuttig, V. K. Nagareddy, M. F. Craciun, A. Alexeev, C. D. Wright, V. P. Jonnalagadda, A. Curioni, A. Sebastian, E. Eleftheriou
International Memory Workshop (IMW), 2016
Abstract

The complete time/temperature dependence of I-V drift in PCM devices
Manuel Le Gallo, Abu Sebastian, Daniel Krebs, Milos Stanisavljevic and Evangelos Eleftheriou
Proceedings of the International Reliability Physics Symposium (IRPS), 2016
Abstract

Probing the micromechanics of the fastest growing plant cell - The pollen tube
Naveen Shamsudhin, Huseyin Baris Atakan, Nino Läubli, Hannes Vogler, Chengzhi Hu, Abu Sebastian, Ueli Grossniklaus and Bradley J. Nelson
Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC'16), 2016
Abstract

Stochastic phase change neurons
Tomas Tuma, Angeliki Pantazi, Manuel Le Gallo, Abu Sebastian, Evangelos Eleftheriou
Nature Nanotechnology, 2016
Abstract

Evidence for thermally assisted threshold switching behavior in nanoscale phase-change memory cells
Manuel Le Gallo, Aravinthan Athmanathan, Daniel Krebs, and Abu Sebastian
Journal of Applied Physics119, 025704, 2016
Abstract

Inherent stochasticity in phase-change memory devices
Manuel Le Gallo, Tomas Tuma, Federico Zipoli, Abu Sebastian, Evangelos Eleftheriou
European Solid-State Device Conference (ESSDERC), 2016
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2015

High-field electrical transport in amorphous phase-change materials
Matthias Kaes, Manuel Le Gallo, Abu Sebastian, Martin Salinga, Daniel Krebs
Journal of Applied Physics118, 135707, 2015
Abstract

Oxygenated amorphous carbon for resistive memory applications
Claudia A. Santini, Abu Sebastian, Chiara Marchiori, Vara Prasad Jonnalagadda, Laurent Dellmann, Wabe W. Koelmans, Marta D. Rossell, Christophe P. Rossel, Evangelos Eleftheriou
Nature Communications 6(8600), 2015
Abstract

Subthreshold Electrical Transport in Amorphous Phase-Change Materials
Manuel Le Gallo, Matthias Kaes, Abu Sebastian, and Daniel Krebs
New Journal of Physics17, 093035, 2015
Abstract

A Finite-Element Thermoelectric Model for Phase-Change Memory Devices
Aravinthan Athmanathan, Daniel Krebs, Abu Sebastian, Manuel Le Gallo, Haralampos Pozidis and Evangelos Eleftheriou
The International Conference on Simulation of Semiconductor Processes and Devices (SISPAD), 2015
Abstract

Accumulation-based computing using phase change memories with FET access devices
Peiman Hosseini, Abu Sebastian, Nikolaos Papandreou, C. David Wright, Harish Bhaskaran
IEEE Electron Device Letters 36(9), 975-977, 2015
Abstract

Evidence for Thermally-Assisted Threshold Switching Behavior in Nanoscale Phase-Change Memory Cells
Manuel Le Gallo, Abu Sebastian and Daniel Krebs
Materials Research Society Bulleting (MRS Spring Meeting), 2015
Abstract

A Collective Relaxation Model for Resistance Drift in Phase Change Memory Cells
Abu Sebastian, Daniel Krebs, Manuel Le Gallo, Haralampos Pozidis and Evangelos Eleftheriou
Proceedings of the International Reliability Physics Symposium (IRPS), 2015
Abstract

Projected phase-change memory devices
Wabe W. Koelmans, Abu Sebastian, Vara Prasad Jonnalagadda, Daniel Krebs, Laurent Dellmann, Evangelos Eleftheriou
Nature Communications6, 2015
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2014

The paradigm shift in computing
Abu Sebastian
Technology and Future, 2014

Subthreshold Conduction in Amorphous Phase-Change Materials
Manuel Le Gallo, Daniel Krebs, Matthias Kaes and Abu Sebastian
E/PCOS , 2014


Crystal growth within a phase change memory cell
Abu Sebastian, Manuel Le Gallo and Daniel Krebs
Nature Communications 5(4314), 1-9, Nature, 2014
Abstract

A high-bandwidth spintronic position sensor
Tomas Tuma, Angeliki Pantazi, Deepak R. Sahoo, Philipp Eib, Gian Salis, Haris Pozidis and Abu Sebastian
Nanotechnology 25(37), 375501, IOP Publishing, 2014

Amorphous Carbon Oxide for Resistive Memory Applications
Claudia A. Santini, Abu Sebastian, Chiara Marchiori, Vara P. Jonnalagadda, Laurent Dellmann, Wabe Koelmans, Christophe Rossel, Evangelos Eleftheriou
E-MRS 2014 Spring Meeting

Relaxation in Phase Change Memory Cells
Daniel Krebs, Abu Sebastian and Federico Zipoli
Materials Research Society Spring Meeting, 2014

Multi-frequency atomic force microscopy: A system-theoretic approach
Naveen Shamsudhin, Hugo Rothuizen, Bradley J. Nelson and Abu Sebastian
Proceedings of the IFAC World Congress, 2014

Amorphous carbon active contact layer for reliable nanoelectromechanical switches
Daniel Grogg, Christopher L. Ayala, Ute Drechsler, Abu Sebastian, Wabe W. Koelmans, Simon J. Bleiker, Montserrat Fernandez-Bolanos, Christoph Hagleitner, Michel Despont and Urs T. Duerig
Proceedings of the IEEE MEMS 2014, pp. 143--146

Dual-Stage Nanopositioning for High-Speed Scanning Probe Microscopy
Tomas Tuma, Walter Haeberle, Hugo Rothuizen, John Lygeros, Angeliki Pantazi and Abu Sebastian
IEEE Transactions on Mechatronics 19(3), 1035-1045, IEEE, 2014
Abstract


2013

The four pillars of nanopositioning for scanning probe microscopy
Tomas Tuma, Abu Sebastian, John Lygeros and Angeliki Pantazi
IEEE Control Systems 33(6), 2013

Compact Electro-Thermal Model for Thermal Cross-talk Analysis in PCM Arrays
Aravinthan Athmanathan, Abu Sebastian, Daniel Krebs, Milos Stanisavljevic, Yusuf Leblebici and Evangelos Eleftheriou
European Phase Change and Ovonics Symposium (E\PCOS), 2013

Nonvolatile resistive memory devices based on hydrogenated amorphous carbon
L. Dellmann, A. Sebastian, P. Jonnalagadda, C. A. Santini, W. W. Koelmans, C. Rossel and E. Eleftheriou
43rd European Solid-State Device Research Conference, pp. 268--271, 2013


Reliable MLC data storage and retention in phase-change memory after endurance cycling
H. Pozidis, N. Papandreou, A. Sebastian, T. Mittelholzer, M. BrightSky, C. Lam, E. Eleftheriou
IEEE International Memory Workshop (IMW), pp. 100-103, 2013

A high-speed electromagnetically-actuated scanner for dual-stage nanopositioning
Tomas Tuma,  Walter Haeberle, Hugo Rothuizen, John Lygeros, Angeliki Pantazi and Abu Sebastian
IFAC symposium on mechatronic systems, pp. 125--130, 2013

Topography estimation in contact-mode AFM using a high-bandwidth position sensor
Dimitrios Felekis, Tomas Tuma, Walter Haeberle, Brad Nelson, Angeliki Pantazi and Abu Sebastian
International Scanning Probe Microscopy Conference, 2013

A hybrid control approach to nanopositioning
Tomas Tuma, Abu Sebastian, John Lygeros, Angeliki Pantazi
Smart Materials-Based Actuators at the Micro/Nano-Scale, pp. 89--120, Springer, 2013


2012

Micro-cantilevers with AlN actuators and PtSi tips for multi-frequency atomic force microscopy
Abu Sebastian, Naveen Shamsudhin, Hugo Rothuizen, Ute Drechsler, Wabe W. Koalmans, Harish Bhaskaran, Hans Joachim Quenzer, Bernhard Wagner and Michel Despont
Review of Scientific Instruments83, 096107, 2012
Abstract

Optimal scan trajectories for high-speed scanning probe microscopy
T. Tuma, J. Lygeros, A. Sebastian, A. Pantazi
American Control Conf., Montreal, 2012

Micro-cantilever design and modeling framework for quantitative multi-frequency AFM
N. Shamsudhin, H. Rothuizen, M. Despont, J. Lygeros, A. Sebastian
IEEE Nanotechnology Conf., Birmingham, pp. 1--5, 2012

A dual-stage nanopositioning approach to high-speed scanning probe microscopy
T. Tuma, W. Haeberle, H. Rothuizen, J. Lygeros, A. Pantazi and A. Sebastian
IEEE Conf. on Decision and Control, 2012

High-bandwidth nanopositioner with magnetoresistance based position sensing
Venkataraman Kartik, Abu Sebastian, Tomas Tuma, Angeliki Pantazi, Haralampos Pozidis, Deepak R. Sahoo
Mechatronics, 2012

Nanopositioning With Impulsive State Multiplication: A Hybrid Control Approach
T. Tuma, A. Pantazi, J. Lygeros, A. Sebastian
IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology 21(99), 1352--1364, , 2012

High-speed multiresolution scanning probe microscopy based on Lissajous scan trajectories
Tomas Tuma, John Lygeros, V Kartik, Abu Sebastian, Angeliki Pantazi
Nanotechnology 23(18), 185501, IOP Publishing, 2012

Nanopositioning With Multiple Sensors: A Case Study in Data Storage
A. Sebastian, A. Pantazi
Control Systems Technology, IEEE Transactions on 20(2), 382-394, IEEE, 2012

Comparison of two non-linear control approaches to fast nanopositioning: impulsive control and signal transformation
Tomas Tuma, Angeliki Pantazi, John Lygeros and Abu Sebastian
Mechatronics, 2012

High-bandwidth nanopositioner with magnetoresistance based position sensing
V. Kartik, A. Sebastian, T. Tuma, A. Pantazi, H. Pozidis, D.R. Sahoo
Mechatronics 22(3), 295-301, Elsevier, 2012



A framework for reliability assessment in multilevel phase-change memory
H. Pozidis, N. Papandreou, A. Sebastian, T. Mittelholzer, M. BrightSky, C. Lam, E. Eleftheriou
IEEE International Memory Workshop (IMW), pp. 1--4, 2012


2011


Electrical transport and resistance switching in amorphous carbon at the nanometer scale
Abu Sebastian, Andrew Pauza, Christophe Rossel, Robert M. Shelby, Arantxa F. Rodriguez, Haralampos Pozidis and Evangelos. Eleftheriou
Swiss Physical Society annual meeting, Lausanne, Switzerland, 2011

Tracking of triangular references using signal transformation for control of a novel AFM scanner stage
A. Bazaei, Y.K. Yong, S.O.R. Moheimani, A. Sebastian
Control Systems Technology, IEEE Transactions on pp. 99, 1-12, IEEE, 2011

An analysis of signal transformation approach to triangular waveform tracking
A. Bazaei, SO Reza Moheimani, A. Sebastian
Automatica, Elsevier, 2011

High-Bandwidth Intermittent-Contact Mode Scanning Probe Microscopy Using Electrostatically-Actuated Microcantilevers
Deepak R. Sahoo, Walter Haeberle, Abu Sebastian, Haralampos Pozidis and Evangelos Eleftheriou
Lecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences 413, 119-135, Springer, 2011

Systems and Control Approach to Electro-Thermal Sensing
A. Sebastian
Control Technologies for Emerging Micro and Nanoscale Systems, 137-152, Springer, 2011


Ultra High Density Scanning Electrical Probe Phase-Change Memory for Archival Storage
Lei Wang, David Wright, Purav Shah, Mustafa M. Aziz, Abu Sebastian, Haralampos Pozidis and Andrew Pauza
Japanese Journal of Applied Physics50, 09MD04, 2011


Force modulation for enhanced nanoscale electrical sensing
WW Koelmans, A. Sebastian, L. Abelmann, M. Despont, H. Pozidis
Nanotechnology 22(35), 355706, IOP Publishing, 2011

Fabrication of conducting AFM cantilevers with AlN-based piezoelectric actuators
HJ Quenzer, U. Drechsler, A. Sebastian, S. Marauska, B. Wagner, M. Despont
Procedia Engineering25, 665-668, Elsevier, 2011

Drift-resilient cell-state metric for multilevel phase-change memory
N. Papandreou, A. Sebastian, A. Pantazi, M. Breitwisch, C. Lam, H. Pozidis, E. Eleftheriou
IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM), 2011

High-Speed, Ultra-High-Precision Nanopositioning: A Signal Transformation Approach
A. Bazaei, Y. Yong, S. Moheimani, A. Sebastian
Control Technologies for Emerging Micro and Nanoscale Systems, 47-65, Springer, 2011

Ultra high density scanning electrical probe phase-change memory for archival storage.
L. Wang, C.D. Wright, P. Shah, M.M. Aziz, A. Sebastian, H. Pozidis, A. Pauza
Japanese Journal of Applied Physics 50(9), 1-2, Japan Society of Applied Physics, 2011

High-speed spiral nanopositioning
A. Kotsopoulos, A. Pantazi, A. Sebastian, T. Antonakopoulos
Proceedings of IFAC world congress, 2011


Scanning probe microscopy based on magnetoresistive sensing
D.R. Sahoo, A. Sebastian, W. Haeberle, H. Pozidis, E. Eleftheriou
Nanotechnology22, 145501, IOP Publishing, 2011

Resistance switching at the nanometre scale in amorphous carbon
A Sebastian, A Pauza, C Rossel, R M Shelby, A F Rodriguez, H Pozidis, E Eleftheriou
New Journal of Physics13, 013020, IOP Publishing, 2011

Impulsive control for fast nanopositioning
T. Tuma, A. Sebastian, W. Haeberle, J. Lygeros, A. Pantazi
Nanotechnology 22(13), 135501, IOP Publishing, 2011

Impulsive control for nanopositioning: stability and performance
T. Tuma, A. Pantazi, J. Lygeros, A. Sebastian
Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Hybrid Systems: Computation and Control, pp. 173--180, 2011

Programming algorithms for multilevel phase-change memory
N. Papandreou, H. Pozidis, A. Pantazi, A. Sebastian, M. Breitwisch, C. Lam, E. Eleftheriou
IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS) , pp. 329-332, 2011


2010


Tracking of high frequency piecewise affine signals using impulsive control
Tomas Tuma, Angeliki Pantazi, John Lygeros and Abu Sebastian
Proceedings of 5th IFAC Symposium on Mechatronics, Boston, USA, pp. 90-95, 2010

Write strategies for multiterabit per square inch scanned-probe phase-change memories
C. David Wright, Purav Shah, Lei Wang, Mustafa M. Aziz, Abu Sebastian and Haris Pozidis
Applied Physics Letters97, 173104, 2010

Real-Time Models of Electrostatically Actuated Cantilever Probes With Integrated Thermal Sensor for Nanoscale Interrogation
P. Agarwal, D.R. Sahoo, A. Sebastian, H. Pozidis, M.V. Salapaka
Microelectromechanical Systems, Journal of 19(1), 83-98, IEEE, 2010

Scanning thermal microscopy for fast multiscale imaging and manipulation
R.J. Cannara, A. Sebastian, B. Gotsmann, H. Rothuizen
IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology 9(6), 745-753, 2010

Force modulation for improved conductive-mode atomic force microscopy
W.W. Koelmans, A. Sebastian, M. Despont, H. Pozidis
Nanotechnology (IEEE-NANO), 2010 10th IEEE Conference on, pp. 875--878

Channel modeling and signal processing for probe storage channels
H Pozidis, G Cherubini, A Pantazi, A Sebastian, E Eleftheriou
IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications 28(2), 143-157, IEEE, 2010

Scanning Probe Microscopy Using Higher-Mode Electrostatically-Actuated Microcantilevers
D.R. Sahoo, V. Kartik, A. Sebastian, H. Pozidis
Proceedings of the IFAC Symposium on Mechatronics, Boston, USA, pp. 212--219, 2010

Stability of signal transformation method for triangular waveform tracking
A. Bazaei, S.O.R. Moheimani, A. Sebastian
Decision and Control (CDC), 2010 49th IEEE Conference on, pp. 2402--2407

Multilevel phase-change memory
N. Papandreou, A. Pantazi, A. Sebastian, M. Breitwisch, C. Lam, H. Pozidis, E. Eleftheriou
IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits, and Systems (ICECS), pp. 1017-1020, 2010

Ultralow nanoscale wear through atom-by-atom attrition in silicon-containing diamond-like carbon
H Bhaskaran, B Gotsmann, A Sebastian, U Drechsler, M A Lantz, M Despont, P Jaroenapibal, R W Carpick, Y Chen, K Sridharan
Nature Nanotechnology 5(3), 181-185, 2010

High-throughput intermittent-contact scanning probe microscopy
D R Sahoo, W Haeberle, A Sebastian, H Pozidis, E Eleftheriou
Nanotechnology21, 075701, IOP Publishing, 2010



2009


Nanoscale PtSi tips for conducting probe technologies
H. Bhaskaran, A. Sebastian, M. Despont
IEEE Trans. Nanotechnology 8(1), 129-131, 2009

Novel scanning probe concepts for nanoscale electrical characterization
A. Sebastian, H. Bhaskaran, A. Pauza, M. Despont, H. Pozidis
Nanotechnology, 2009. IEEE-NANO 2009. 9th IEEE Conference on, pp. 72--74


Multiscale thermoelectric imaging for fast metrology and manipulation
R.J. Cannara, A. Sebastian, B. Gotsmann, H. Rothuizen
9th IEEE Conference on Nanotechnology, pp. 781-783, 2009

Recent advances in conduction mode scanning probes for phase change probe storage applications
H. Bhaskaran, A. Sebastian, A. Pauza, L. Wang, C.D. Wright, M. Despont, H. Pozidis, E. Eleftheriou
Proc. European Symp. on Phase Change and Ovonic Science (E\PCOS 2009)

Encapsulated tips for reliable nanoscale conduction in scanning probe technologies
H. Bhaskaran, A. Sebastian, U. Drechsler, M. Despont
Nanotechnology 20(10), 105701, IOP Publishing, 2009

Magnetoresistive sensor based scanning probe microscopy
DR Sahoo, A. Sebastian, W. Haberle, H. Pozidis, E. Eleftheriou
9th IEEE Conference on Nanotechnology, pp. 862-865, 2009

Feedback enhanced thermo-electric topography sensing
A. Sebastian, D. Wiesmann, P. Baechtold, H. Rothuizen, M. Despont, U. Drechsler
Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems Conference, 2009. TRANSDUCERS 2009. International, pp. 1963--1966

Nanoscale phase transformation in GeSbTe using encapsulated scanning probes and retraction force microscopy
H. Bhaskaran, A. Sebastian, A. Pauza, H. Pozidis, M. Despont
Review of Scientific Instruments80, 083701, 2009

Design of power-optimized thermal cantilevers for scanning probe topography sensing
H Rothuizen, M Despont, U Drechsler, C Hagleitner, A Sebastian, D Wiesmann
Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, 2009. MEMS 2009. IEEE 22nd International Conference on, pp. 603--606

Multilevel phase-change memory modeling and experimental characterization
A. Pantazi, A. Sebastian, N. Papandreou, M. Breitwisch, C. Lam, H. Pozidis, E. Eleftheriou
European Phase Change and Ovonics Symposium (E\PCOS), pp. 34-41, 2009

Nanoscale PtSi tips for conducting probe technologies
H. Bhaskaran, A. Sebastian, M. Despont
Nanotechnology, IEEE Transactions on 8(1), 128-131, IEEE, 2009


2008

Nanoscale silicon-doped diamond-like-carbon tips
Harish Bhaskaran et al.
Proceedings of the Conference on Micro and Nanoengineering, Athens, Greece, 2008


Dynamics of Integrated Silicon Micro-Heaters
A. Sebastian, D. Wiesmann
World Congress, pp. 10474--10479, 2008

A self servo writing scheme for a MEMS storage device with sub-nanometer precision
A. Sebastian, A. Pantazi, SO Moheimani, H. Pozidis, E. Eleftheriou, others
Proceedings of the 17th World Congress of the International Federation of Automatic Control, pp. 9242-9247, 2008

Modeling and experimental identification of silicon microheater dynamics: A systems approach
A. Sebastian, D. Wiesmann
Microelectromechanical Systems, Journal of 17(4), 911-920, IEEE, 2008


A self servo writing scheme for a MEMS storage device with sub-nanometer precision
A. Sebastian, A. Pantazi, S.O.R. Moheimani, H. Pozidis, E. Eleftheriou
Proc. IFAC World Congress, Seoul, Korea, pp. 9241--9247, 2008

Modeling and identification of the dynamics of electrostatically actuated microcantilever with integrated thermal sensor
P. Agarwal, D. Sahoo, A. Sebastian, H. Pozidis, M.V. Salapaka
Decision and Control, 2008. CDC 2008. 47th IEEE Conference on, pp. 2624--2630


Scanning probe-based phase-change terabyte memories
CD Wright, M. Armand, MM Aziz, H. Bhaskaran, BC Choo, C. Davies, M. Despont, S. Gidon, M. Klein, O. Lemonnier, others
EuropeannPhase Change and Ovonics Symposium, 2008


Probe-based ultrahigh-density storage technology
A Pantazi, A Sebastian, T Antonakopoulos, P Baechtold, A Bonaccio, J Bonan, G Cherubini, M Despont, R Di Pietro, U Drechsler, U Duerig, B Gotsmann, W Haeberle, C Hagleitner, J Hedrick, D Jubin, A Knoll, M Lantz, J Pentarakis, H Pozidis, et al.
IBM Journal of Research and Development 52(4.5), 493-511, 2008


2007

A review of the systems approach to the analysis of dynamic-mode atomic force microscopy
A. Sebastian, A. Gannepalli, M.V. Salapaka
Control Systems Technology, IEEE Transactions on 15(5), 952-959, IEEE, 2007

Control of MEMS-based scanning-probe data-storage devices
A Pantazi, A Sebastian, G Cherubini, M Lantz, H Pozidis, H Rothuizen, E Eleftheriou
IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology 15(5), 824-841, IEEE, 2007



2006

Scanning Probes Entering Data Storage: From Promise to Reality
H. Pozidis, P. Bachtold, J. Bonan, G. Cherubini, E. Eleftheriou, M. Despont, U. Drechsler, U. Durig, B. Gotsmann, W. Haberle, C. Hagleitner, D. Jubin, A. Knoll, M.A. Lantz, A. Pantazi, H.E. Rothuizen, A. Sebastian, R. Stutz, D.W. Wiesmann
Proc. IEEE Conference on Emerging Technologies - Nanoelectronics, pp. 39-44, 2006



Dynamics of Silicon Micro-Heaters: Modelling and Experimental Identification
D. Wiesmann, A. Sebastian
Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, 2006. MEMS 2006 Istanbul. 19th IEEE International Conference on, pp. 182--185


2005

New approaches for sample-profile estimation for fast atomic force microscopy
Srinivasa Salapaka, Tathagata De and Abu Sebastian
Proceedings of the ASME international mechanical engineering congress and exposition, Orlando, FL, pp. 1317-1326, 2005

Two sensor based H infinity control for nanopositioning in probe storage
Angeliki Pantazi, Abu Sebastian, Evangelos Eleftheriou and Haris Pozidis
Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Seville, Spain, pp. 1174-1179, 2005


Design methodologies for robust nano-positioning
A. Sebastian, S.M. Salapaka
Control Systems Technology, IEEE Transactions on 13(6), 868--876, IEEE, 2005

Sample-profile estimate for fast atomic force microscopy
S. Salapaka, T. De, A. Sebastian
Applied Physics Letters87, 053112, 2005

Two-sensor-based H control for nanopositioning in probe storage
A. Pantazi, A. Sebastian, H. Pozidis, E. Eleftheriou
44th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control; 2005 and 2005 European Control Conference , pp. 1174-1179

Harnessing the transient signals in atomic force microscopy
D.R. Sahoo, A. Sebastian, M.V. Salapaka
International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control 15(16), 805-820, Wiley Online Library, 2005

Nanopositioning for probe storage
A Sebastian, A Pantazi, G Cherubini, E Eleftheriou, MA Lantz, H Pozidis
Proc. IEEE American Control Conference, pp. 4181-4186, 2005

Signal processing for probe storage
H. Pozidis, P. Bachtold, G. Cherubini, E. Eleftheriou, C. Hagleitner, A. Pantazi, A. Sebastian
Proc. IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, pp. 745-748, 2005

Integrating nanotechnology into a working storage device
A. Knoll, P. Bachtold, J. Bonan, G. Cherubini, M. Despont, U. Drechsler, U. Durig, B. Gotsmann, W. Haberle, C. Hagleitner, D. Jubin, M. A. Lantz, A. Pantazi, H. Pozidis, H. Rothuizen, A. Sebastian, R. Stutz, P. Vettiger, D. Wiesmann, E. S. Eleftheriou
Proc. International Conference on Micro- and Nano-Engineering, pp. 1692--1697, Elsevier, 2005

A robust control based solution to the sample-profile estimation problem in fast atomic force microscopy
S. M Salapaka, T. De, A. Sebastian
International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control 15(16), 821-837, Wiley Online Library, 2005


2004


The amplitude phase dynamics and fixed points in tapping-mode atomic force microscopy
bu Sebastian, Anil Gannepalli and Murti Salapaka
Proceedings of the American Control Conference, Boston, MA, 2004

Thermal noise response based control of tip-sample separation in atomic force microscopy
Anil Gannepalli, Abu Sebastian, Jason Cleveland and Murti Salapaka
Proceedings of the American Control Conference, Boston, MA, 2004


A highly parallel probe-based storage system
M Despont, T Altebaeumer, P Baechtold, GK Binnig, G Cherubini, U Drechsler, U Duerig, E Eleftheriou, B Gotsmann, W Haeberle
Proc. Microprocesses and Nanotechnology Conference, pp. 4-5, 2004


2003

Control of the nanopositioning devices
Srinivasa Salapaka, Abu Sebastian
Decision and Control, 2003. Proceedings. 42nd IEEE Conference on, pp. 3644--3649

H loop shaping design for nano-positioning
A. Sebastian, S. Salapaka
Proceedings of the 2003 American Control Conference, pp. 3708-3713

Transient-signal-based sample-detection in atomic force microscopy
Deepak R Sahoo, Abu Sebastian, Murti V Salapaka
Applied Physics Letters 83(26), 5521--5523, AIP, 2003

Robust control approach to atomic force microscopy
Abu Sebastian, Jason Cleveland and Murti Salapaka
Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Maui, Hawaii, 2003


System tools applied to micro-cantilever based devicesAbu Sebastian, Srinivasa Salapaka and Murti Salapaka
Abu Sebastian, Srinivasa Salapaka and Murti Salapaka
Multidisciplinary Research in Control, Springer Verlag, LNCIS, pp. 83-99, 2003

An observer based sample detection scheme for atomic force microscopy
A. Sebastian, D.R. Sahoo, M.V. Salapaka
Decision and Control, 2003. Proceedings. 42nd IEEE Conference on, pp. 2132--2137


2002

Design, identification and control of a fast nano-positioning device
Srinivasa Salapaka, Abu Sebastian, Jason Cleveland and Murti Salapaka
Proceedings of the American Control Conference, Anchorage, AL, 2002

Analysis of periodic solutions in tapping mode atomic force microscopy: An IQC approach
Abu Sebastian and Murti Salapaka
Proceedings of the International symposium on Mathematical Theory of Networks and Systems, South Bend, IN, 2002

High bandwidth nano-positioner: A robust control approach
Srinivasa Salapaka, Abu Sebastian, Jason Cleveland and Murti Salapaka
Review of Scientific Instruments 73(9), 3232-3241, 2002


2001

Harmonic and power balance tools for atomic force microscopy
Abu Sebastian, Murti Salapaka, Degang Chen and Jason Cleveland
Journal of Applied Physics 89(11), 6473-6480, 2001


1999

Harmonic analysis based modeling of tapping-mode AFM
Abu Sebatian, Murti Salapaka, Degang Chen and Jason Cleveland
Proceedings of the American Control Conference, San Diego, CA, pp. 232-236, 1999
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