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Ultra-Sensitive Spin Dependent Tunneling Devices Without Biasing

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
58924
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
02-0160
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
NVE CORP. (FORMERLY NONVOLATILE ELECTRONICS, INC.
11409 Valley View Road Eden Prairie, MN -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: Ultra-Sensitive Spin Dependent Tunneling Devices Without Biasing
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: DTRA01-02-C-0070
Award Amount: $699,998.00
 

Abstract:

The popularity of nanotechnology symbolizes a rapid shrinking of physical dimensions in solid state devices. However, the diminishing sizes will eventually lead to problems including thermal instability. Our proposed proprietary approach takes advantagesof the nanometer-size especially for magnetic portions of the devices. This approach will work until the lateral dimensions of the devices become less than about 10 nm. This is many generations beyond the state of the art photolithography capability (100nm for year 2001) spearheaded by the semiconductor industry. The final device will have hysteresis free output with very high sensitivity, requires no biasing thus very-low power consumption, be very small in sizes, and never change after excursion fields.In the Phase I, NVE and MINT/UA have developed the basic materials and processes for this technology. In the Phase II we will develop prototype devices using this material and using microelectronics fabrication techniques that are suitable for massproduction. The devices will be especially suitable for low field and low power applications such as solid state compass, magnetic medium detection, nondestructive evaluation, biomedical chips, and remote sensing.

Principal Investigator:

Dexin Wang
Senior Physicist
9529961608
dexinw@nve.com

Business Contact:

James M. Daughton
Chief Technical Officer
9529961607
daughton@nve.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

NVE Corp.
11409 Valley View Road Eden Prairie, MN 55344

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No