Singapore-MIT Alliance Programme for Advanced Materials in Micro- and Nano-Systems Flagship Research Program Annual Report Nanotechnology on a Silicon Platform Co-Chairs: Choi Wee Kiong (NUS) and Carl V. Thompson (MIT)
Advanced Materials in Micro- and Nano-Systems
Flagship Research Program
Nanotechnology on a Silicon Platform
Co-Chairs: Choi Wee Kiong (NUS) and Carl V. Thompson (MIT)
Faculty Associates: Dimitri Antoniadis (MIT), Yet-Ming Chiang (MIT), W.K. Chim (NUS), S.J. Chua (NUS/IMRE), Eugene Fitzgerald (MIT), K.P. Loh (NUS), Nicola Marzari (MIT), K.L. Pey (NTU), Caroline Ross (MIT), Henry I. Smith (MIT), Francesco Stellacci (MIT), John Thong (NUS), C.C. Wong (NTU), S.F. Yoon (NTU), Q. Zhang (NTU)
Objective: Develop and demonstrate concepts and processes for assembling nanoscale materials in complex, deterministic patterns, in which they can be incorporated into complex patterns of devices.
Our program was originally organized into thrusts on:
with exploratory research on nanowire photonic devices and nanodot memory devices.
Templated-self-assembly: chemically-driven and field-driven assembly, have been applied to organization of specific devices and device structures. We therefore now organize our program along the following themes:
Long-range-ordered scaffolds for functional nanowire arrays
Deep sub-lithographic assembly of lamella arrays
for nanoscale patterning of in-plane wire arrays
Self-assembled two-component colloidal crystal, for photonic and phononic devices
Some Assembly Examples from This Year
Chemically-directed dielectrophoretic assembly of nanodots between electrodes
Self-assembled Ge nanodots for memory devices
Electrical Characterization of a Self-Assembled Si NW FET: Demonstration of Concept
♦ Demonstration of ConceptFlagship research activities have been highly collaborative and have involved exchanges of visits of students and staff among all three universities.
♦ These research interactions have already led to many publications (36 journal articles, of which 22 are joint publications), and these interactions are expected to lead to an increasing number of joint publications in future years.
♦ Flagship research teams are expanded by students and postdocs with other support, research is often complimentary to research supported through other programs, both within the US and Singapore, and is therefore leveraged through this support other support.