2007 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show - Nanotech 2007 - 10th Annual

Nano- and Molecular-Scale Electronics

Sunday May 20, 2007, 8:00 am - 6:00 pm, Santa Clara, California


nano and molecular electronics A course detailing the physics and technology of post-VLSI electronic technologies. The course will focus on new nano-scale electronic device technologies.

Topics to be covered:

  • energy band structure and electronic transport phenomenon that dominates nanoscale and heterojunction systems
  • the properties of common compound semiconductors used for low dimensional systems
  • the material synthesis and properties of common compound semiconductors that comprise heterojunction and low dimensional systems
  • micro nano lithography and semiconductor processingartificially structured materials (superlattices and quantum wells), and other low-dimensional synthesis methods such as VLS nanowires and TOPO and self-assembled quantum dots
  • fabrication and processing of nanoscale and low dimensional systems
  • semiconductor devices, with the goal to understand the devices that utilize heterojunctions, such as HEMTs, semiconductor heterojunction lasers, quantum well lasers / photodetectors / photoconductors, and quantum well resonant tunneling devices
  • mesoscopic and low dimensional devices, and their applications
  • the limits on scaling devices, and future device technologies

Course Instructor

Mark Reed Mark Reed is the Harold Hodgkinson Chair of Engineering and Applied Science at Yale University, which he joined after co-founding the first U.S. Nanoelectronics research program at Texas Instruments. His research activities have included the investigation of nanoscale and mesoscopic systems, electronic transport in heterojunction systems, artificially structured materials and devices, MEMS and bioMEMS, nanotechnology, and molecular electronics. Mark is the author of more than 150 professional publications, 5 books, has given ten plenary and over 200 invited talks, and holds 23 U.S. and foreign patents. He has been elected to the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering and Who's Who in the World. His awards include; Fortune Magazine “Most Promising Young Scientist” (1990), the Kilby Young Innovator Award (1994), the DARPA ULTRA Most Significant Acheivement Award (1997), the Harold Hodgkinson Chair of Engineering and Applied Science at Yale University (1999), the Syracuse University Distinguished Alumni award (2000), the Forbes magazine “E-Gang” (2001), the Fujitsu ISCS Quantum Device Award (2001), the Yale Science and Engineering Association Award for Advancement of Basic and Applied Science (2002), and in 2003 was elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society.


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