|Nano Electronic Materials|
For the next generation of nanoelectronic devices, new materials are needed. This holds for organic semiconductors and artificial materials with great potential in novel devices, materials that push the operating temperature of nanoelectronics devices to room temperature, new approaches in nanowires and crystals.
Nowadays new technologies in deposition of complex materials as well as structuring techniques makes the applicability of those materials possible that were believed to be too complex to incorporate in semiconducting devices manufacturing. The search for novel materials intensified, starting with, among others, high K dielectric alternatives for SiO2 and the introduction of GMR-materials. In this flagship three topics are defined, each covering an area with high potentials:
All research subjects in this flagship are categorized in three clusters, each covering the above-mentioned research areas. Both within and between the clusters there is a close cooperation. Generally speaking, the clusters are subdivided into preparation and growth studies, characterization, device concepts and theory. Again Philips is strongly involved with all clusters and the perspective is that the flagship will lead to novel materials with better or new functionalities (electrical, opto-electrical, magnetic) for future devices, like ultra fast logic or non-volatile memories.