Nanoelectric Engineering Modeling on Desktop PCs: NEMO-PC

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 35682
Amount: $98,828.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1997
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Scientific Research Associates
50 Nye Road, P.O. Box 1058, Glastonbury, CT, 06033
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Harold Grubin
 (860) 659-0333
Business Contact
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Research Institution
This proposal describes a program to enhance the development of new nanoscale semiconductor devices. The Phase I program centers around porting the Nanoelectronic Engineering Modeling (NEMO) program undertaken at Texas Instruments, Inc. (TI) to desktop PCs, with the Microsoft Windows NT operating system and a graphical user interface (GUI). NEMO incorporates nonequilibrium Green's function procedures to provide: (1) band energy, (2) energy resonances, (3) resonant wavefunctions, (4) transmission coefficients as a function of energy and momentum, and (5) current density. NEMO, which has been applied to resonant and interband tunneling problems and lateral transistors, is UNIX-based, with a highly interactive X-Windows GUI. Phase I will demonstrate NEMO operation on desktop PCs and develop a GUI for input/output to/from NEMO. The key advantage of NEMO on a PC is accessibility. Such a tool would vastly simplify the device conceptualization process at a negligible cost, since the software would operate on pentium desktops. Phase II will expand the software to two dimensions and perform a range of fundamental device studies. The program will be undertaken at Scientific Research Associates, Inc. (SRA) with workers at TI as consultants. At the end of Phase I SRA will deliver software for beta testing.

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