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Q: Electrically Testing Nanoscale Structures ( No Answer,   0 Comments )
Subject: Electrically Testing Nanoscale Structures
Category: Science > Instruments and Methods
Asked by: mikeramp-ga
List Price: $200.00
Posted: 25 Apr 2006 13:22 PDT
Expires: 25 May 2006 13:22 PDT
Question ID: 722729
I want contact information for people involved with directly probing
nanoscale (< 100nm) structures to measure their electrical
characteristics.   This function is commonly referred to as
"nanoprobing".  These people can be from industry, government or
universities anywhere in the world. The electrical characteristics
could be voltage, current, transistor gain, resistance, etc. that can
be measured with up to 4 probes on a 2 inch or smaller substrate.  
This four point probing is also known as Kelvin measurement.

The largest current users of this technology are semiconductor
manufacturers in process development and failure analysis of SRAM.

I am not interested in people associated with projects requiring force
measurement or high frequency (>1K Hz) response.

Suggested search words:including derivatives: nanoscale,
nano-technology, nanoprobing, nano-probing, electrical, measurement,
semiconductor, SRAM, 90 nanometer, 65 nanometer,  45 nanometer, 35
nanometer, sub 100 nm, failure analysis, MEMS, NEMS, probe, test,
carbon nanotubes, Buckyball, Fullerenes, nanowire

Suggested sources: National Science Foundation (NSF), SEMITEC, NASA,
Army Research Office (ARO) and/or Laboratory (ARL), Air Force Research
Laboratory (AFRL), Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR),
Office of Naval Research (ONR), Naval Research Lab (NRL), Defense
Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA), Nano Science and Technology
Institute(NSTI), Electronic Device Failure Analysis Society (EDFAS),
International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis (ISTFA)


Required information: Title of the source/article, link, contact name,
organization, location, search words in this source

Requested information: telephone number, email address

Request for Question Clarification by jbf777-ga on 03 May 2006 07:38 PDT
They must be individuals, or may be they be contractable companies
involved in nanoprobing?



Request for Question Clarification by jbf777-ga on 03 May 2006 07:38 PDT
correction: "or may they be contractable..."

Clarification of Question by mikeramp-ga on 04 May 2006 09:42 PDT
Thank you for your interest and good question. After some thought, I
need contactable people, in addition to organizations and projects.

I want to contact the people that need the capability to measure the
electrical characteristics of nanoscale structures. The name of a
company, government project or academic project needing that
capability is a help but not sufficient, in itself. However, let?s say
you found on the NSF site that NSF awarded a contract that needs this
capability to xyz company or university. I would accept the contact
information for someone involved with the implementation of or
generating the scientific results for the contract from a secondary or
tertiary site such as the most likely person(s) on the company or
university site or maybe someone quoted in a magazine or news article
relating to that contract.

Also, people working on a future project are most interesting but
those working on a current or a past project still qualify. They are
likely to still be involved with this type of work in one capacity or

Request for Question Clarification by jbf777-ga on 04 May 2006 10:11 PDT
What I mean is: you're looking for an individual that does nanoprobing
-- but what if I found XYZ company, that does the same task, except
it's a group of people (or company) that does the task, and not an
independent consultant?  You would pay the company X amount of money
to do the nanoprobing.  I don't believe I would be able to find you
organizations or products that *need* nanoprobing themselves.



Clarification of Question by mikeramp-ga on 09 May 2006 12:43 PDT
I apologize for the delay in clarifying this question. 

This clarificatin process is really expanding my view of the issue.
The companies that "do" nanoprobing are relatively easy to find
because they talk about it. As you point out, finding people that
could use, maybe even "need," it is more difficult because they talk
about the goals and results of their project, not the methods by which
they achieve them. So, I guess, what I am really asking for is a seach
for projects that need electrical characterization of less than 100nm
structures, semiconductor and NEMS come to mind. And then, some way to
contact someone within that project.
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