Navigation Links
Slimmer, stickier nanorods give boost to 3-D computer chips
Date:3/17/2009

Troy, N.Y. Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have developed a new technique for growing slimmer copper nanorods, a key step for advancing integrated 3-D chip technology.

These thinner copper nanorods fuse together, or anneal, at about 300 degrees Celsius. This relatively low annealing temperature could make the nanorods ideal for use in heat-sensitive nanoelectronics, particularly for "gluing" together the stacked components of 3-D computer chips.

"When fabricating and assembling 3-D chips, and when bonding the silicon wafers together, you want as low a temperature as possible," said Pei-I Wang, research associate at Rensselaer's Center for Integrated Electronics. "Slimmer nanorods, by virtue of their smaller diameters, require less heat to anneal. These lower temperatures won't damage or degrade the delicate semiconductors. The end result is a less expensive, more reliable device."

Experimental 3-D computer chips are comprised of several layers of stacked components. Wang said these layers can be coated with thin nanorods, and then heated up to 300 degrees Celsius. Around that temperature, the thin nanorods anneal, turn into a continuous thin film, and fuse the layers together. This study was the first demonstration of slimmer nanorods enabling wafer bonding, according to Wang.

Fundamental research concerning the slimmer nanorods was led by Toh-Ming Lu, the R.P. Baker Distinguished Professor of Physics at Rensselaer. Results of the study were recently published in the journal Nanotechnology.

Research into wafer bonding and incorporating the slimmer nanorods into 3-D integrated computer chips was led by James Jian-Qiang Lu, associate professor in the Department of Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering (ECSE) and the Center for Integrated Electronics (CIE) at Rensselaer. Results of the study were recently published in the journal Electrochemical and Solid-State Letters.


'/>"/>
Contact: Michael Mullaney
mullam@rpi.edu
518-276-6161
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2

Related biology technology :

1. Purifying nanorods: Big success with tiny cleanup
2. Nanostructure boosts efficiency in energy transport
3. DuPont and International Rice Research Institute Partner to Boost Rice Yields
4. USDA Boosts Food Safety Research with Purchase of Waters ACQUITY TQD System
5. Mental Stimulus Package: Government Officials who Forgot to Pay Taxes Will Receive Free Memory-boosting Supplement
6. KanekaQH(TM) Ubiquinol Dramatically Boosts Ejection Fraction in Patients With Late-Stage Congestive Heart Failure
7. Capture of nanomagnetic fingerprints a boost for next-generation information storage media
8. AUDIO from Medialink and GlaxoSmithKline: FDA Approves Boostrix for Adults
9. Nanocoatings boost industrial energy efficiency
10. Winning University of Melbourne Ph.D. research boosts the search for sensitive sensors
11. New nanocluster to boost thin films for semiconductors
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Slimmer, stickier nanorods give boost to 3-D computer chips
(Date:8/26/2015)... ... August 26, 2015 , ... PRC Clinical, a Clinical ... relationships with local sponsors in southern California. The Clinical Trial Management Expert CRO seeks ... and regulatory pathways., , Stem Cell Meeting on the ...
(Date:8/25/2015)... --  WuXi PharmaTech (Cayman) Inc. (NYSE: WX ), ... serving the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device industries, and ... Stock Code: 0950), a research-based biopharmaceutical company headquartered in ... of operations in China , today ... whereby WuXi,s Laboratory Testing Division (LTD) will be the ...
(Date:8/25/2015)... ... August 25, 2015 , ... ... research facility in Knapp, Wis. The company has added a AS16 Sharples centrifuge ... detailed data collection during bacterial or fungal fermentation process development. , The ...
(Date:8/25/2015)... ... August 25, 2015 , ... One of the world’s foremost authorities ... Corp., Bindiya Vakil, has been on a mission for the past two weeks. She’s ... chain operations - from the two massive explosions that occurred on August 12 at ...
Breaking Biology Technology:PRC Clinical To Attend Major Industry Conferences And Meet Sponsor Companies In The San Diego Biotech Hub 2PRC Clinical To Attend Major Industry Conferences And Meet Sponsor Companies In The San Diego Biotech Hub 3WuXi PharmaTech to Be Exclusive Supplier of Laboratory Testing Services to Lee's Pharm 2WuXi PharmaTech to Be Exclusive Supplier of Laboratory Testing Services to Lee's Pharm 3New centrifuge and fermentor expand product development capacity at Vets Plus 2Resilinc Supply Chain Expert Warns: Impact of Tianjin Chemical Explosions Will be Far Worse than Reported 2Resilinc Supply Chain Expert Warns: Impact of Tianjin Chemical Explosions Will be Far Worse than Reported 3Resilinc Supply Chain Expert Warns: Impact of Tianjin Chemical Explosions Will be Far Worse than Reported 4
... Sven Fraterman and Neal Rubinstein, Department of Cell ... Philadelphia , , Abstract ... fiber populations of different muscle allotypes, a novel protocol ... types using histochemistry and immunohistochemistry was used to provide ...
... Center, CHA General Hospital, Seoul 135-081, Korea, , ... (LCM) is an innovative technique which permits the rapid ... tissue sections. After LCM, RNA isolated from pure cell ... RNA (aRNA) for hybridization, and the differential gene expression ...
... , ... Microgenomic technologies enable expression array analysis from ... techniques, advanced isolation and amplification protocols, and novel quality assurance ... data from minute samples with confidence. This application note provides ...
Cached Biology Technology:Laser Capture Microdissection of muscle fiber populations and expression analysis by RT-PCR 2Laser Capture Microdissection of muscle fiber populations and expression analysis by RT-PCR 3Laser Capture Microdissection of muscle fiber populations and expression analysis by RT-PCR 4Laser Capture Microdissection of muscle fiber populations and expression analysis by RT-PCR 5Laser Capture Microdissection of muscle fiber populations and expression analysis by RT-PCR 6Laser Capture Microdissection of muscle fiber populations and expression analysis by RT-PCR 7Laser Capture Microdissection of muscle fiber populations and expression analysis by RT-PCR 8Differential Gene Expression Analysis of Pure Cell Populations from Frozen UterineTissue Using Laser Capture Microdissection (LCM) and cDNA Microarrays 2Differential Gene Expression Analysis of Pure Cell Populations from Frozen UterineTissue Using Laser Capture Microdissection (LCM) and cDNA Microarrays 3Differential Gene Expression Analysis of Pure Cell Populations from Frozen UterineTissue Using Laser Capture Microdissection (LCM) and cDNA Microarrays 4Differential Gene Expression Analysis of Pure Cell Populations from Frozen UterineTissue Using Laser Capture Microdissection (LCM) and cDNA Microarrays 5Differential Gene Expression Analysis of Pure Cell Populations from Frozen UterineTissue Using Laser Capture Microdissection (LCM) and cDNA Microarrays 6Differential Gene Expression Analysis of Pure Cell Populations from Frozen UterineTissue Using Laser Capture Microdissection (LCM) and cDNA Microarrays 7Differential Gene Expression Analysis of Pure Cell Populations from Frozen UterineTissue Using Laser Capture Microdissection (LCM) and cDNA Microarrays 8Microgenomic Expression Profiling 2Microgenomic Expression Profiling 3Microgenomic Expression Profiling 4Microgenomic Expression Profiling 5Microgenomic Expression Profiling 6Microgenomic Expression Profiling 7
(Date:7/31/2015)... 2015 NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXTD ) ("NXT-ID" ... the growing mobile commerce market and creator of the ... patent 62/198989 for ELECTRONIC CRYPTO-CURRENCY MANAGEMENT METHOD ... to advance crypto-currencies such as Bitcoin into the consumer ... way to manage all payments.  The ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... 2015 Cellecta, Inc., a U.S.-based provider ... and biomarker discovery, announced the release of its ... all human protein coding genes. CRISPR technology enables ... gene,s function. Cellecta,s new Human Whole Genome CRISPR ... so that researchers can investigate in a single ...
(Date:7/27/2015)... , July 27, 2015   Zynx ... and experience-based clinical improvement solutions, today announced that ... is now available on Android smartphones and tablets. ... and post-care organizations can use ZynxCarebook to securely ... patient,s condition, streamline care transitions to other care ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):NXT-ID Patents Electronic Crypto-Currency Management Technology 2NXT-ID Patents Electronic Crypto-Currency Management Technology 3NXT-ID Patents Electronic Crypto-Currency Management Technology 4CELLECTA, INC. Announces Launch of Human Whole Genome CRISPR Knockout Library 2Zynx Health Adds Android Device Support to ZynxCarebook Solution 2Zynx Health Adds Android Device Support to ZynxCarebook Solution 3
... -- A group of Kansas State University scientists ... largest supercomputer in the state even larger. The ... in Kansas. The scientists, led by Daniel ... have recently received a three-year $700,000 grant from ...
... ,Leaders in the Lab, is an intense education ... skills of life scientists. The program utilizes expert ... deliver insights on strategic leadership, financial management, pharma-economics, ... regulatory issues and the principles of business plan ...
... the True Blood television series are already enjoying the advantages ... the imagination on the big screen, the true benefits of ... a decade away. It is unclear however whether society ... appetite for synthetic meat produced by related technology. For ...
Cached Biology News:Magnifying research: Scientists team together to upgrade supercomputer 2Magnifying research: Scientists team together to upgrade supercomputer 3From lab to marketplace 2Can we share vampires' appetite for synthetic blood? 2
Fluorescence Preserving Media, 100 mL...
Size & Applications: 20 ml Storage Temp.: -20C Shelf Life: 12 months ...
... Immunogen: Synthetic peptide derived from ... WNT2B/WNT13 protein. Specificity: Specific for ... rat WNT2B/WNT13 proteins. Recognizes both human ... Mouse Human Rat (positive controls: mouse ...
Request Info...
Biology Products: