In 3 years, Pico-inside will develop (1) the architecture, (2) the atomic scale technology and (3) the chemistry to explore and quantify intramolecular resources for integrating much more than a single logic gate inside a single molecule.
Five very recent breakthroughs are fully exploited by Pico-Insiders. (1) The theoretical demonstration that intramolecular quantum evolution based on the non-stationary mixing of large molecule quantum states can perform digital operations. (2) The new intramolecular mesh and node circuit rules for large molecules whose internal chemical structure is similar to a standard electronic circuit architecture. (3) The experimental demonstration that the electronic contact between a single molecular wire and its contacting atomic pad requires 0.05 nm precision. (4) The atomic resolution now obtained by a non-contact UHV-AFM on insulating surfaces and by low temperature UHV-STM on insulator on metal systems. (5) the progresses of organic chemists to design and synthesise large multi-functional molecules adapted to surface performances at the atomic scale.
Pico-Inside integrates the necessary groups to explore new architecture concepts with Fujitsu Europe. LT-UHV-STM and NC-UHV AFM offer a complete and true access to the atomic scale for interconnects with IBM and Omicron. This includes nano-stencil contact experiments, the necessary chemistry labs task force and the required theoretical group to support the architecture, the molecular design and the analysis of Pico-Inside nanoscale experiences. This integration is completed by a true will to create and diffuse original roadmaps to a large community around Pico-Inside towards mono-molecular computing and atomic scale technologies.
Funding SchemeIP - Integrated Project
DK-8000 Aarhus C
WC2R 2LS London
WC1E 6BT London