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Self-Assembled DNA: A Template for Constructing Electronic Devices

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
73526
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A043-056-1280
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
RADIATION MONITORING DEVICES, INC.
44 HUNT ST WATERTOWN, MA 02472-4699
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Self-Assembled DNA: A Template for Constructing Electronic Devices
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911QX-05-C-0048
Award Amount: $70,000.00
 

Abstract:

In order to increase the performance of electronic devices, much technical effort is being devoted towards shrinking the size of the individual components. However, it is uncertain whether the current pace of miniaturization may be continued since fundamental limits of the photolithographic technique are being reached. As an alternative to photolithography, the use of self-assembled biological molecules to template the formation of electrical components provides a means to construct devices with smaller feature sizes. Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc. (RMD) proposes using DNA lattices to specifically template the formation of extremely small (< 20 nm diameter) conducting wires to precise locations. These wires will then be incorporated into an integrated semiconductor-based device which should have superior performance capabilities (i.e., speed) compared to existing devices due to the smaller dimensions.

Principal Investigator:

Louis H. Strong
Senior Scientist/Microbiologist
6176686823
LStrong@RMDInc.com

Business Contact:

Gerald Entine
President
6176686800
GEntine@RMDInc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

RADIATION MONITORING DEVICES, INC.
44 Hunt Street Watertown, MA 02472

EIN/Tax ID: 042546395
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No