The Nanoscale Computing Devices and Systems (Nanoelectronics) Program objective is to inform the development of potential future computing technology through the investigation of physical phenomena in electronic materials at the nanoscale. The program looks to determine the specific knowledge needed to assess the viability of a proposed computing technology offering superior performance with respect to state-of-the-art.
Research Concentration Areas
Research projects in this portfolio are primarily focused thematically on 2D electronic materials, targeting both classical (digital field-effect transistor (FET)/neuromorphic/network/memory applications) and quantum (gate qubit/"topologically protected" Majorana) technologies. Research is driven from present challenges to the technology at all salient levels: materials (electronic structure, growth, processing, defects) and devices (design, integration, interfaces, transport, proximity, measurement), and circuit architecture.
Research Challenges and Opportunities
Novel approaches to:
- Materials discovery
- Structural self-assembly
- Molecular intercalation
- Electronic phase transitions
- Electronic structure
- Stochastic phenomena
- Unconventional superconductivity
- Topological qubit design and operation
How to Submit
For detailed application and submission information for this research topic, please refer to our broad agency announcement (BAA) No. N00014-22-S-B001.
Contracts: All white papers and full proposals for contracts must be submitted through FedConnect; instructions are included in the BAA.