The quest for the next information processing technology

Jeffrey J. Welser, G. Bourianoff, Victor V. Zhirnov, Ralph Keary Cavin

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Abstract

Fundamental physical considerations indicate that the scaling of devices that use electron charge as the information carrier will limit within the next one to two decades. The Nanoelectronics Research Initiative (NRI), a joint industry-government program, has been developed to fund university research seeking devices that utilize alternative physical information carriers or non-equilibrium switching mechanisms to continue the historical cost and performance trends of information technology. Three research centers have been established to pursue five research vectors that have been identified as critical to the effort to replace the electronic switch. A brief history and rationale for NRI is given and the projects currently underway are described in the context of the five research vectors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-10
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Nanoparticle Research
Volume10
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2008

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Keywords

  • Architectures
  • Beyond CMOS
  • CBAN
  • Computational states
  • Data transfer
  • Metrology
  • Modeling and simulation
  • Nanoelectronics
  • Nanoelectronics Research Initiative
  • NNI
  • Non-equilibrium
  • NSF
  • Self-assembly
  • SRC

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Bioengineering
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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The quest for the next information processing technology. / Welser, Jeffrey J.; Bourianoff, G.; Zhirnov, Victor V.; Cavin, Ralph Keary.

In: Journal of Nanoparticle Research, Vol. 10, No. 1, 02.2008, p. 1-10.

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Welser, Jeffrey J. ; Bourianoff, G. ; Zhirnov, Victor V. ; Cavin, Ralph Keary. / The quest for the next information processing technology. In: Journal of Nanoparticle Research. 2008 ; Vol. 10, No. 1. pp. 1-10.
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