Nanotech 2008 Vol. 2
Nanotech 2008 Vol. 2
Nanotechnology 2008: Life Sciences, Medicine & Bio Materials - Technical Proceedings of the 2008 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show, Volume 2

Environment, Health & Toxicology Chapter 2

Environmental and Economic Assessment of Nano-Fabrication Processes of Memory Devices

Authors: L. Dahlben, J.A. Isaacs

Affilation: Northeastern University, United States

Pages: 102 - 105

Keywords: carbon nanotubes, non-volatile memory, semiconductor fabrication, environmental impact, industrial economics

The unique mechanical, electronic, and non-volatility of carbon nanotubes (CNT) have significant potential to replace current silicon-based switches. However, before fully integrating CNT switches into the semiconductor industry, the production costs and environmental impacts associated with these nanomanufacturing processes must be comprehensively assessed. Life cycle analysis and process-based technical cost models are created to compare both these fabrication processes.

ISBN: 978-1-4200-8504-4
Pages: 808
Hardcopy: $159.95