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Stevens professor's research is based on carbon nanotube quantum dots

Yang receives AFOSR grant for nanoelectronics research

HOBOKEN, NJ | Posted on March 24th, 2008

Eui-HyeokYang, Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology, has received a grant from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research for nanoelectronics research based on carbon nanotube quantum dots. Yang will serve as the Principle Investigator on the project, titled, "Ultra-High-Speed Single Electron Memory Devices based on Carbon Nanotube Quantum Dots."

"New analog and digital electronic devices based on single electron behavior are considered strong candidates to replace silicon transistors in future ultra-dense, low-power, high-speed electronics. Carbon Nanotubes (CNTs) possess enormous potential to facilitate superior single electron transport functionality due to unique properties such as high electron charging energy, short electron traversal time and high thermal conductivity. Despite the promise of vastly superior performance of CNT structures, several fundamental issues in the fabrication and characterization need to be researched and resolved for single electron memory applications," said Yang.

The research team will exploit novel in-plane CNT structures and investigate their quantized electron energy properties for future high-speed, low-power electronics applications. Of particular importance, the precisely fabricated CNT arrays will enable single electron memory states with high electron charging energies stable up to room temperature, which is critical for future high-speed, ultra-low power memory applications for DoD.

The project team consists of three faculty members from Stevens, Professors Yang and Frank Fisher of Mechanical Engineering, along with Stefan Strauf, Assistant Professor in the Physics and Engineering Physics department. Professor Dan Choi at the University of Idaho will also participate in the project.

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Founded in 1870, Stevens Institute of Technology is one of the leading technological universities in the world dedicated to learning and research. Through its broad-based curricula, nurturing of creative inventiveness, and cross disciplinary research, the Institute is at the forefront of global challenges in engineering, science, and technology management. Partnerships and collaboration between, and among, business, industry, government and other universities contribute to the enriched environment of the Institute. A new model for technology commercialization in academe, known as Technogenesis®, involves external partners in launching business enterprises to create broad opportunities and shared value. Stevens offers baccalaureates, master’s and doctoral degrees in engineering, science, computer science and management, in addition to a baccalaureate degree in the humanities and liberal arts, and in business and technology. The university has a total enrollment of 2,040 undergraduate and 3,085 graduate students, and a worldwide online enrollment of 2,250, with about 400 full-time faculty. Stevens’ graduate programs have attracted international participation from China, India, Southeast Asia, Europe and Latin America.

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