This technology showcase was intended to introduce the audience to the technical services, technologies, advanced user-facilities, and collaborative research opportunities at the National Institute of Standards and Technologies (NIST), a key component of the nation's infrastructure for innovation. The topic of this showcase event is Nanoelectronics, Nanofabrication and Nanometrology.
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Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO), Tech Council of Maryland (TCM), and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
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Sampling of Nanotechnology Research at NIST
Technical Session 1
- Low cost nanoscale switches with ~ 25 nm2 device area
- Huge on off ratio and over a million cycles to device failure
- Electronic memory on inexpensive flexible plastic sheets.
- Reduces expense, weight and required power
- Applications for sensors, cameras, electronic paper and flexible displays
- Nanomaterial films
- Build interconnected 3D structures that integrate with CMOS (complimentary metal oxide semiconductors and MEMS
- New avenues for device manufacture
- Combination of Materials for products with new properties
- Applications for hard drives and hard drive sensors
- Nanotubes come in many lengths
- Sorting allows access to improved properties and the ability to provide different grades of material
- Cells respond differently depending on the nanotube size
- Applications include conductive coatings, ultra-capacitors, flexible electronics, solar cells, medical sensors and batteries.
- Combines processing & separation steps to reduce time and material cost.
- Employs 'green' aqueous chemistries, are closed-cycle, and generate minimal waste
- Technically and economically adaptable for large scale manufacturing.
Technical Session 2
- High throughput screening of therapeutic agents against biowarfare agents (e.g. anthrax)
- Single molecule mass spectrometry of unlabeled particles in solution
- Health care and systems biology applications
- Optimize formulation of nanoparticle delivery systems during drug discovery and development
- Assure manufacturability and potency in clinical trials.
- Applications for nanoelectronics and nanomechanics
- Photonic wave guides
- Fabrication of MRI phantoms
- Optical methods to determine feature size/dimensions for structures as small as 10 nm in size and pitch values below 100 nm using light in range of 193 nm to 400 nm.
- Advances in instrument design/alignment enabling significant progress in experiment-to-theory agreement for measurements on features 1/20th the wavelength in size.
- Sophisticated engineering of illumination fields combined with physics-based electromagnetic scattering simulations to analyze data.
- Reduction of the problem of 3D tracking of particles to the problem of 2D tracking twice
- Greater accuracy of images
- Application to self-assembly of nanostructures
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