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Atomic Scale and single Molecule Logic gate Technologies

Atomic Scale and single Molecule Logic gate Technologies

Objective

AtMol will establish comprehensive process flow for fabricating a molecular chip, i.e. a molecular processing unit comprising a single molecule connected to external mesoscopic electrodes with atomic scale precision and preserving the integrity of the gates down to the atomic level after the encapsulation. Logic functions will be incorporated in a single molecule gate, or performed by a single surface atomic scale circuit, via either a quantum Hamiltonian or a semi-classical design approach. AtMol will explore and demonstrate how the combination of classical and quantum information inside the same atomic scale circuit increases the computing power of the final logic circuit. Atomic scale logic gates will be constructed using atom-by-atom manipulation, on-surface chemistry, and unique UHV transfer printing technology. The AtMol research programme necessitates the state-of-the-art UHV atomic scale interconnection machines comprising, within one integrated UHV system, a surface preparation chamber, a UHV transfer printing device, an LT-UHV-STM (or a UHV-NC-AFM) for atomic scale construction, a FIM atomic scale tip apex fabrication device and a multi-probe system with its companion SEM or optical navigation microscope. Only three of these systems exist worldwide and they are each housed within the laboratories members of the AtMol consortium. These systems will be used to interconnect molecular logic gates one-by-one in a planar atomic scale multi-pad approach on the top, atomically reconstructed, surface of the wafer. For this molecular chip, the back face of the wafer will incorporate nano-to-micro-scale interconnections using nanofabricated vias which pass through the substrate to the top face. The hybrid micro-nano back interconnect approach to be developed in the AtMol project will enable the full packaging of the molecular chip preserving the surface atomic scale precision of the gates.
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CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

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Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris

France

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 122 430

Administrative Contact

Patrick MOUNAUD (Mr.)

Participants (10)

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TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 362 640

HUMBOLDT-UNIVERSITAET ZU BERLIN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 712 560

MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 838 162

FUNDACION PHANTOMS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 300 000

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 571 302

FUNDACIO PRIVADA INSTITUT CATALA D'INVESTIGACIO QUIMICA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 388 350

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

France

EU Contribution

€ 1 140 681

UNIWERSYTET JAGIELLONSKI

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 630 360

INSTITUTE OF MATERIALS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING

Singapore

EU Contribution

€ 98 698

THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 464 313

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 270028

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2011

  • End date

    31 December 2014

Funded under:

FP7-ICT

  • Overall budget:

    € 9 359 484

  • EU contribution

    € 6 629 496

Coordinated by:

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France