Program Highlights for year 2012
One factor limiting the scaling and
reproducibility of device elements in computer processors is the random
distribution of dopants in semiconductor nanostructures. To overcome this
obstacle for faster computing, new ways to position and address individual
dopants are needed. Proposals for next-generation computing based on quantum
Scientists researching electronic
devices that promise to extend current technologies beyond the ITRS roadmap –
the industry generated timeline for the development of silicon-based
When an object, such as a colloidal particle, is put into a liquid crystal, it alters the otherwise uniform orientation of the molecules, creating a field of orientational disturbance around itself.
LCMRC researchers have created a new family of electrolytes that promise to revolutionalize Lithium ion battery technology. Electrolytes are the electrically conducting media in batteries.
Center researchers are collaborating with spin-off Displaytech to develop FLC materials for application in picoprojectors.
Liquid crystals that realign in response to DNA can reveal subtle sequence alterations, even a single base mutation.
Kagan and Murray fabricated the first electronic
circuits from nanometer scale semiconductor particles known as quantum dots.
These quantum dots are synthesized in solution and tailored in the shape of
cubes so when they are assembled into solids, they fill space. The nanoscale cubes allow for high