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Solid-State Quantum Dot Devices for Quantum Computing

Over the past 25 years, classical computers have completely transformed the way we live and work. Yet, certain extremely complex tasks, such as sorting very large databases, factoring large numbers (n...
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Mark Eriksson, Mark Friesen, Robert Joynt, Max Lagally, Daniel van der Weide, Paul Rugheimer, Donald Savage | P01092US

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Enhanced Phase-Shifting Mask for Gate Widths and Vias

Lithographic processes are used to image features onto wafers, with the width of the features determining the speed of the chips. For example, Pentium 3 and Pentium 4 chips have nominal node sizes of ...
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James Taylor, Lei Yang, Franco Cerrina | P01187US

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Silicon-Based, Single Electron Transistor

Because today’s transistors transfer millions of electrons at a time, they generate a large amount of heat when packed together on semiconductor chips. As a result, chips can only contain a set ...
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Robert Blick, Dominik Scheible | P04130US

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Nanoelectromechanical Switch in Co-Planar Waveguide

Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and nanoelectromechanical systems (NEMS) have been used to create mechanical resonators for switching, filtering and other purposes in electrical systems. NEMS/ME...
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Robert Blick, Hua Qin, Hyun-Seok Kim | P07084US

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Strain-Engineered Ferroelectric Thin Films

Significant efforts are currently underway to create ferroelectric memory (FeRAM) devices from the materials Pb(Zr,Ti)O3 and SrBi2Ta2O9. The main disadvantages of these materials are the volatility of...
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Chang-Beom Eom, Kyoung-Jin Choi, Darrell Schlom, Long-Qing Chen | P05036US

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Organoelement Resists for EUV Lithography

Extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography is one of the most promising techniques for creating semiconductor devices, integrated circuits and microelectronic devices with nanoscale features (i.e., smaller...
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Paul Nealey, Franco Cerrina, Lin Zhu, Junyan Dai, Christopher Ober | P04335US

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Efficient Statistical Timing Analysis of Circuits

For integrated circuits, including very large scale integration (VLSI) circuits, to work properly, the signals traveling along the gates and interconnects must be properly timed. Using classical case ...
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Lizheng Zhang, Chung-Ping Chen, Yu Hen Hu | P04377US

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