DEVICE PHENOMENA UNIQUE TO SUB-MICROMETER DEVICES

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$61,778.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N/A
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award Year:
1991
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
15241
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
Scientific Research Associates
50 Nye Road Po Box 1058, Glastonbury, CT, 06033
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 Harold Grubin
 Principal Investigator
 (203) 659-0333
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
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.

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