Engineering: Semiconductor

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Fabrication of Microfluidic Systems and Components Using Light Initiated Polymerization

 

An innovative, cost-effective method for making and integrating fluidic microchannels. This method for ultra-rapid prototyping of microfluidic systems requiring...

Highly Reflective Interface for Distributed Bragg Reflectors (DBRs)

 

Distributed Bragg Reflectors (DBRs) are a fundamental component of optical devices requiring an optical gain, such as various types of semiconductor lasers....

Ultrathin Dielectric Oxide Films for Improved Passivation of Superconducting Materials

 

This technology is a method of fabricating an oxide layer on the surface of a high-temperature (high Tc) superconductor. The oxide layer passivates the...

Metal-Assisted Etching for Improved Porous Semiconductors

 

The invention is a novel method for manufacturing porous semiconductors, including silicon (Si), gallium nitride (GaN) and silicon carbide (SiC). The method...

Single Step Epitaxial Co-Salicide Process for High Performance CMOS Devices with Borderless- and Self-aligned Contacts

 

As semiconductor device scaling extends into the deep sub-micron regime, the criteria for a salicide process become more stringent. Of particular concern is the...

Aligned Free-Standing Copper Nanowires

 

This invention fabricates copper nanowires using thermal chemical vapor deposition (CVD) at temperatures of about 200 to 400 C. The method can produce vertically...

Thin Film Wafer Bonding

 

Amorphous and polycrystalline III-V semiconductor including (Ga,As), (Al,As), (In,As), (Ga,N), and (Ga,P) materials were grown at low temperatures on...

High Strength Low-k Insulators

 

A polymer comprises at least two types of monomer units selected from: (1) diethynyl benzene units, (2) triethynyl benzene units, and (3) ester units. After...

Sub-10 nm fabrication: molecular templating, electron-beam sculpting and crystallization of metallic nanowires

 

This technology provides a technique for fabricating metallic structures with dimensions considerably smaller than 10 nm and the use of a focused electron beam to...

Generator of Atom Clusters

 

An apparatus and a method for producing atom clusters based on a gas discharge within a hollow cathode. The hollow cathode includes one or more walls. The one or...

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