MITRE's R&D in Nanoelectronics
The principal objective of the Nanosystems Group's nanoelectronics R&D is the design and demonstration of functional nanocomputers - electronic computers composed of molecular-scale devices and integrated on the molecular scale. Such nanocomputers will be much tinier and denser than their conventional counterparts, as well as more tightly embedded into the complex electronics systems that MITRE's sponsors require. They also will enable unimaginably diverse applications in the wider world.
For over 15 years, the Nanosystems Group has carried out systematic R&D in the design and simulation of devices, circuits, and architectures for nanoelectronic systems, including nanocomputers. Since 2006, commencing with the opening of nano/biotechnology laboratory facilities at MITRE, we have conducted a parallel effort in the experimental characterization and testing of nanoelectronic circuit and system prototypes.
MITRE's R&D in nanoelectronics may be categorized into three primary areas:
Technical details of MITRE's nanoelectronics work can be obtained via the publications provided here. For additional information about each of these R&D areas, please see below.
Nanoarchitectures and Nanoelectronic Systems
This research is conducted by MITRE senior scientists and student researchers through the Nanosystems Group Student Program.
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