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DEVICE PHENOMENA UNIQUE TO SUB-MICROMETER DEVICES

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
15241
Program Year/Program:
1991 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
15241
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH ASSOC., INC.
P. O. Box 1058, 30C Hebron Avenue Glastonbury, CT 06033
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1991
Title: DEVICE PHENOMENA UNIQUE TO SUB-MICROMETER DEVICES
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $61,778.00
 

Abstract:

THE ESTABLISHMENT OF GUIDING DESIGN PRINCIPLES FOR THE OPERATION OF QUANTUM CONFINED DEVICES IS NECESSARY FOR MAKING ULTRA-SMALL DEVICES AND FOR PRODUCING MORE FUNCTIONALITY PER UNIT AREA OF CHIP WHEN THE DEVICE SIZE IS UNCHANGED. SUCH GUIDING PRINCIPLES REQUIRE A QUANTUM MECHANICALLY BASED SET OF EQUATIONS THAT INCORPORATE MANY PARTICLE STATISTICS. A MAJOR OPPORTUNITY EXISTS FOR INTRODUCING INTO THE SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE COMMUNITY, QUANTUM MECHANICALLY CORRECT ALGORITHMS THAT INCORPORATE MANY PARTICLE EFFECTS, INCLUDING ELECTRON AND HOLE TRANSPORT, AND DISSIPATION. SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH ASSOCIATES, INC., HAS DEVELOPED AN INNOVATIVE TIME DEPENDENT QUANTUM MECHANICAL ALGORITHM INCORPORATING THE ABOVE CONTRIBUTIONS THAT PERMITS STEADY STATE COMPUTATIONS TO BE COMPLETED IN LESS THAN 15 CRAY CPU SECONDS THE ESTABLISHMENT OF QUANTUM DEVICE GUIDELINES ARE NOW POSSIBLE. THIS PROPOSAL DESCRIBES A PROGRAM FOR IMPLEMENTING AND EXPANDING THE ALGORITHM TO ADDRESS THE COMBINED QUESTIONS OF HOW MUCH AND HOW FAST CAN CHARGE BE TRANSPORTED THROUGH QUANTUM DEVICES. THE BASIC ISSUE OF DEVICE SPEEDIS TO BE DETERMINED DURING PHASE I FOR A SPECIFIC CLASS OF II-IV AND II-VI RESONANT TUNNELING DEVICES UNDER DIRECTED ELECTRICAL EXCITATION AND INDUCED PHOTO-EXCITATION; AND DURING A PHASE II FOR THREE TERMINALQUANTUM STRUCTURES. ANTICIPATED BENEFITS/POTENTIAL COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS - SRA'S NUMERICAL BREAKTHROUGH: 1) WILL PERMIT THE EXPLORATION OF PHENOMENA THAT CAN SIGNIFICANTLY INFLUENCE EXISTING ELECTRONIC DEVICE PERFORMANCE AS THE DEVICE IS REDUCED IN DIMENSION; 2) IS CAPABLE OF EXAMINING NEW AND NOVEL PHENOMENA IN ULTRA-SUBMICRON STRUCTURES; AND 3) WILL PERMIT THE INSERTION OF THE NEWLY DEVELOPED QUANTUM MECHANICAL ALGORITHM INTO WORKSTATIONS USED BY THE SEMICONDUCTOR COMMUNITY.

Principal Investigator:

Harold Grubin
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Scientific Research Associates
50 Nye Road Po Box 1058 Glastonbury, CT 06033

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