Nanoelectric Engineering Modeling on Desktop PCs: NEMO-PC

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$98,828.00
Award Year:
1997
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
35682
Agency Tracking Number:
35682
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Scientific Research Associates (Currently SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH ASSOC., INC.)
50 Nye Road, P.O. Box 1058, Glastonbury, CT, 06033
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Harold Grubin
(860) 659-0333
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
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.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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