NANO-CAD: Design and Modeling Software for Nanostructure Devices

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 35669
Amount: $98,582.00
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 the development of a PC Windows-based CAD tool for examining nanostructure device concepts. While CAD tools are available for micron scaled devices, a CAD tool for nanostructure devices operating on conventional desktop PCs with a Microsoft Windows operating system and a graphical user interface (GUI), is new! Such a tool would vastly simplify the device conceptualization process at a negligible cost, since the software would operate on Pentium desktops running Windows 95 or Windows NT. The proposed Phase I and Phase II programs, which will include lateral RTDs and planar FETs on a nanoscale, during Phase I will concentrate on demonstrating that two-dimensional quantum device computations within a PC CAD framework are feasible. During Phase I, we treat a two dimensional array of quantum anti-dots, by constructing a tight binding Hamiltonian and applying Green's function techniques for computing wavefunctions, eigenstates and band structure, and the influence of external fields. A GUI for accessing the software will be developed. The program will be undertaken at Scientific Research Associates, Inc., with Professors D. K. Ferry and J. R. Barker as consultants. At the end of Phase I we will deliver software for beta testing on desktop PCs.

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