Self-Assembly Production of Hybrid CMOS/Nanodevice Interconnects

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911NF-08-C-0130
Agency Tracking Number: A072-061-1061
Amount: $730,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solitcitation Year: 2007
Solitcitation Topic Code: A07-061
Solitcitation Number: 2007.2
Small Business Information
P.O. Box 618, Christiansburg, VA, 24068
Duns: 008963758
Hubzone Owned: Y
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Richard O Claus
 (540) 953-1785
Business Contact
 Lisa Lawson
Title: Contracts Administrator
Phone: (540) 953-1785
Research Institution
The objective of this Army Phase II SBIR program is to transition demonstrated wet chemistry molecular electronic device manufacturing concepts to both near-term defense system applications, and the longer-term development of a broader range of electronic and optoelectronic device functionalities. The Phase I SBIR program demonstrated the feasibility of fabricating high performance thin film transistors (TFTs), nonvolatile bi-stable MOSFET memory devices, and initial 2x2 memory arrays, using a combination of surface functionalized nanocluster chemistry, molecular level self-assembly, and sub-micron spatial device patterning. Materials analysis and macro-level device I/V characteristics proved that design and control of nanocluster surface functionalization chemistry can be translated into practical electronic device performance. During the Phase II program, NanoSonic would extend and improve molecular electronic chemistry designs, optimize the charge transport and effective bandgap properties of semiconductor nanoclusters and nanotubes, improve electrostatic self-assembly processing and in-plane patterning manufacturing methods, and produce operational prototype devices. These devices would be incorporated into multiple near-term military system demonstrators with a major U.S. defense prime contractor for ground, ship and air applications. Device fabrication would include the incorporation of functional nanocluster and nanotube materials synthesized in-house and obtained from U.S. research groups and companies, and comparative analysis of resulting performance.

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