Nanoscience and technology: An interdisciplinary initiative, self-assembling nanoscale quantum devices

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This is the final report of a three-year Laboratory-Directed Research and Development (LDRD) project at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). Our objective is to develop the devices, interconnection technologies, and self-assembling systems required for quantum-based information processing that permit ultra-dense integrated circuits and that allow continuation of the on-going silicon VLSI miniaturization process. That process is facing increasing difficulties related to switch performance, heat dissipation, interconnect failure, quantum effect complications, and rapidly escalating manufacturing costs. Our approach is intended to address these concerns and consists of the development of highly parallel stochastic computers utilizing quantum components and self-assembly methods; ... continued below

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Doolen, G.; Smith, D. & Mineev, M. October 1, 1996.

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This is the final report of a three-year Laboratory-Directed Research and Development (LDRD) project at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). Our objective is to develop the devices, interconnection technologies, and self-assembling systems required for quantum-based information processing that permit ultra-dense integrated circuits and that allow continuation of the on-going silicon VLSI miniaturization process. That process is facing increasing difficulties related to switch performance, heat dissipation, interconnect failure, quantum effect complications, and rapidly escalating manufacturing costs. Our approach is intended to address these concerns and consists of the development of highly parallel stochastic computers utilizing quantum components and self-assembly methods; the development of self-assembling monolayers for use as resists and memory devices; and research on approaches to molecular self-assembly of the precursors to molecular transistors. The work will provide confirmation of principles, is intended to provide near-term results of potential relevance to the commercial sector, and has a range of applications that include high performance computing, biotechnology, and nanoscale chemistry.

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OSTI as DE97000295

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  • Other: DE97000295
  • Report No.: LA-UR--96-3254
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • DOI: 10.2172/380325 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 380325
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc680846

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Doolen, G.; Smith, D. & Mineev, M. Nanoscience and technology: An interdisciplinary initiative, self-assembling nanoscale quantum devices, report, October 1, 1996; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc680846/: accessed December 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.