||Materials properties originating from reduced physical dimensions and new nanoscale structures enable uniquely enhanced functionalities and performances. These will be important not only for the continued advancement of current technologies but also for spurring new technology paradigms. Particularly for information processing, which includes sensing, computation, and storage, there is a critical need for new materials that can support the future beyond Moore’s law. The fundamental understanding of new nanomaterials synthesis and their properties, combined with the development of suitable integration methods, will enable a precise control of resulting materials properties and functional performances.
This biannual symposium is focused on the recent progresses in experimental synthesis, characterization, and integration tailored towards enabling and controlling new structures, properties and performances in emerging electronic nanomaterials. This year, we will pay a closer attention to their implication, utilities, and applications towards next-generation microelectronics, given the critical needs for next-generation “beyond Moore”, “angstrom era” semiconductor devices and chip manufacturing required to address the critical performance and energy efficiency challenges of microelectronics in near future.
The material systems of interest include: Two-dimensional (2D) materials (e.g., transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDCs), graphene), one- and zero-dimensional (1D and 0D) materials (e.g., semiconducting nanowires, quantum dots), organic-inorganic hybrid materials (e.g., hybrid perovskites, metal-organic framework (MOF), hybrid nanocomposite), and quantum materials (e.g., topological insulators, Dirac materials etc.).
In association with synthesis, characterization, and integration, the symposium also explores related theoretical interpretation and the functional application of unique properties of the nanomaterials towards optical, electronic, optoelectronic, energy conversion, and quantum devices.
The perspectives of the emerging materials studies will be also discussed in the viewpoints of collaborations and infrastructure establishment.
Provided below are examples of session topics encompassing the above themes:
• Advanced vapor-phase synthesis and processing of low-dimensional nanomaterials (e.g., chemical vapor deposition (CVD) of 2D, 1D, and quantum materials; atomic layer deposition (ALD) and etching (ALE); 2D materials remote epitaxy)
• Emerging hybrid materials synthesis methods (e.g., CVD and ALD of MOFs; vapor-phase & liquid-phase inorganic infiltration in organic materials; new synthetic routes for hybrid perovskites)
• Controlling and engineering defects in low-dimensional materials for novel properties (e.g., defect centers in 2D materials for single photon emission and nanomagnetism)
• Hierarchical integration of nanomaterials (e.g., controlled stacking of 2D materials for twistronics and valleytronics; 2D-0D & 2D-organic hybrids; large-area integration of 1D and 2D devices)
• Characterization and discovery of new properties and functionalities in emerging nanomaterials (e.g., optical, electronic, optoelectronic, energy conversion, and quantum properties, and associated applications)
• Computational modeling of new fundamental properties of emerging nanomaterials
• Implication and applications of the above-noted topics towards advanced-node semiconductor device development and manufacturing (e.g., front and backend of the line (FEOL & BEOL) processes) and new computing architectures (e.g., neuromorphic computing)