Self-Assembled DNA: A Template for Constructing Electronic Devices

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$70,000.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W911QX-05-C-0048
Agency Tracking Number:
A043-056-1280
Solicitation Year:
2004
Solicitation Topic Code:
A04-056
Solicitation Number:
2004.3
Small Business Information
RADIATION MONITORING DEVICES, INC.
44 Hunt Street, Watertown, MA, 02472
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
073804411
Principal Investigator:
Louis Strong
Senior Scientist/Microbiologist
(617) 668-6823
LStrong@RMDInc.com
Business Contact:
Gerald Entine
President
(617) 668-6800
GEntine@RMDInc.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
In order to increase the performance of electronic devices, much technical effort is being devoted towards shrinking the size of the individual components. However, it is uncertain whether the current pace of miniaturization may be continued since fundamental limits of the photolithographic technique are being reached. As an alternative to photolithography, the use of self-assembled biological molecules to template the formation of electrical components provides a means to construct devices with smaller feature sizes. Radiation Monitoring Devices, Inc. (RMD) proposes using DNA lattices to specifically template the formation of extremely small (< 20 nm diameter) conducting wires to precise locations. These wires will then be incorporated into an integrated semiconductor-based device which should have superior performance capabilities (i.e., speed) compared to existing devices due to the smaller dimensions.

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