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Veena Misra

Nano Research Area

  • Nano-Energy & Environment
  • Health & Bio-Nanotechnology
  • Nano-Characterization
  • Nano-Electronics
  • Nano-Materials & Engineering

Research Summary

Our group performs research in novel materials and structures to enable scaling of advanced CMOS devices in the nanoscale regime.  These materials include novel gatestack dielectrics and metals formed by techniques such as atomic layer deposition and physical vapor deposition. We are also exploring non Silicon substrates such as InGaAs and Ge as emerging NMOS and PMOS channel materials to achieve significantly higher mobilities.

We are also exploring molecular memories based on redox active molecules. These molecules provide some distinct advantages such as low voltage operation, multiple states, long endurance and compatibility with Silicon. We are also exploring integration of molecules with silicon membranes and low temperature semiconductor to enable a new class of devices.

Our group is also interested in the formation of nanoparticles either by self-assembly or by novel patterning methods. The goal here is to apply nanoparticles towards devices ranging from electronic and magnetic memories to biosensors.

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