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Home > Press > Agilent Technologies and Stanford University to Explore New Class of Nanoscale Devices

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Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced it is collaborating with Stanford University in a research program designed to explore a new class of nanoscale devices using a combinations of the scanning probe microscope (SPM) and atomic layer deposition (ALD). The research will enable the rapid prototyping and characterization of nanoscale devices with breakthroughs in sub 10 nm scale for a wide range of applications.

Agilent Technologies and Stanford University to Explore New Class of Nanoscale Devices

Santa Clara, CA | Posted on October 27th, 2009

"The novel nanostructures will be fabricated and characterized in-situ in this unique SPM-ALD tool in order to rapidly prototype a wide variety of next-generation devices," said Fritz Prinz, professor and chairman, mechanical engineering, Stanford University. "The SPM-ALD tool will enable us to build devices which take advantage of the quantum confinement effects present at small length scales, length scales that could not be accessed with traditional lithography methods. These devices can only be built with manufacturing tools possessing extraordinary spatial resolution."

This program focuses on the integration of ALD, a thin-film technique capable of sub-nanometer precision in thickness, with the nanometer lateral resolution SPM in a drive to extend the capability of scanning probe techniques to prototyping and device fabrication. Historically, performance of electronic devices has been limited by traditional manufacturing methods, such as optical and electron beam lithography, which are not likely to deliver feature resolution significantly below 20 nm. However, the quantum mechanical effects of electron confinement in devices 10 nm or smaller result in phenomena qualitatively different than those seen in larger devices. Taking advantage of this quantum confinement is predicted to result in a new paradigm for electronic devices.

"We chose Stanford University for this grant for the recognized expertise of professor Prinz and team, and the close alignment between the proposed research and the future of Agilent's SPM business," said Jack Wenstrand, Agilent's director of university relations. The work between Agilent and Stanford University is part of Agilent's University Relations Program, which facilitates collaborations with universities around the world. Agilent supports scientific work with universities worldwide through direct grants and collaborative research.

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About Agilent Technologies Inc.
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is the world's premier measurement company and a technology leader in communications, electronics, life sciences and chemical analysis. The company's 18,000 employees serve customers in more than 110 countries. Agilent had net revenues of $5.8 billion in fiscal 2008.

About Stanford University

Stanford is recognized as one of the world's leading universities. The university's mission is to prepare students for personal success and direct usefulness in life and promote the public welfare by exercising an influence on behalf of humanity and civilization. Stanford University offers undergraduate and graduate studies from seven schools. www.stanford.edu

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