Nanoscale Computing Devices and Systems
The Office of Naval Research (ONR) Nanoscale Computing Devices and Systems (Nanoelectronics) Program objective is to study the electronic, optical and magnetic properties of, and potential device functionalities in, nanometer scale materials and structures with a view toward building novel computing devices, circuits and architectures. In order to accomplish this objective, the program is investigating:
- Material level: synthesis, characterization and understanding of novel nanomaterials with desired functionalities is a challenging task
- Device and circuit level: need to invent and demonstrate entirely new classes of devices and circuits that fully utilize the properties of nanomaterials
- Architecture level: conventional von Neumann architecture is not scalable
- Fabrication and manufacturing: as we approach sub-10nm scale, current fabrication techniques have difficulty with resolution and/or throughput
Note: Proposers are encouraged to contact the program officer to discuss their research interest prior to the submission of formal proposals.
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