Thursday, August 28, 2008
Self-Assembly of Microchips
MIT professors and graduate students have come up with a way that may improve microchip assembly. Block copolymers are self-assembling systems. By leveraging this technology, these researchers have come up with a way to consistently generate polymer nanostructures. A combination of properly placed nanopillars, nanoanchors, and block copolymers may lead to an efficient self-assembling chip structures. This project was funded by the National Science Foundation, the Semiconductor Research Corp., the Nanoelectronics Research Initiative, King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology and Alfaisal University, and the Singapore-MIT Alliance.