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A workshop looking at Nanotechnology Information Devices (NID) will take place at NMRC, Ireland's National ICT research institute in Cork from 23 to 25 June 2003.
This 12th MEL-ARI/NID workshop, organised in collaboration with the European Commission and the PHANTOMS network, will gather participants from projects funded under the IST programme's NID initiative. There will be both presentations from the EU projects and talks from experts outside the NID initiative. The focus will be on the application of a broad range of nano-scale technologies to information processing and on the perspectives for replacing mainstream approaches, such as complementary metal-oxide semiconductors (CMOS), when they reach the expected physical limits for miniaturisation.
At the workshop there will be four main working groups looking at nanofabrication, devices, theory, and self-assembly. The working groups all aim to enhance research between NID projects by exchanging information improve collaboration, solve technological problems and look for areas of common ground between different technologies.
Within the theory working group, a special session will be dedicated to a series of tutorial talks on the simulation tools developed within the NANOTCAD project. The main focus of the NANOTCAD project, ending in June 2003, has been the development of tools for the detailed simulation of electron transport in nanoscale semiconductor devices and molecular structures. Such tools are now available to the nanoelectronics community via the PHANTOMS Simulation Hub. The aim of this session is to illustrate the tools, the physical model implemented, the capabilities and some application examples, and provide some guidance to the new users. More info here.
The Nanotechnology Information Devices (NID) is an initiative on future information processing and storage systems that operate at the atomic or molecular-scale in order to achieve superior functionality or performance.
NID covers any research field that could contribute in shaping future visions for information processing nano-systems, from quantum electronics to nano-mechanics and biology. It gives emphasis to radically new approaches and cross-disciplinary integration. It follows on from the earlier Advanced Research Initiative in Microelectronics.
Further information on the workshop available from the event website.
Dr Antonio Correia / PHANTOMS
Silvana R. Kelly
Dr. Jim Greer / NMRC
Reprinted with premission.
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