For decades, progress in the silicon industry has been dominated by the shrinking of feature sizes. Now, this trend known as Moore's Law can only be maintained by introducing new materials into each shrink generation. In addition, research has now begun on technology nodes in which material properties are heavily influenced by nanoscale structural dimensions. All of the projects at NaMLab are set up to address these issues. Within these projects, we broaden our perspectives on materials in order to investigate electrical, magnetic and optical properties for a variety of future applications.
We have also started to explore new device concepts. Our success with the Nanowire project, which had been started a few years ago, was the first of the new device concepts. The electrical characterisation of layers, capacitors and novel devices will be strongly enhanced in the future.
We are currently finalizing three new projects and discussing new ideas with project partners from Dresden, Saxony, Germany, Europe and the US.
Speed, flexibility, and cost-efficiency are ensured by the decision to use research specific equipment. Therefore, NaMLab is the ideal place for research projects that are not possible in a silicon manufacturing environment.
We will keep you updated about the progress of our released projects after we have completed the reconstruction of this web site.
Please read our NaMLab brochure for further information
Also read our annual report 2011