ENGRI1110_Lect2_Aug31_09 - Course Website: ENGRI 1110 can...

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Course Website: ENGRI 1110 can be found under “Introduction to Engineering  Courses” on Blackboard Lecture notes, announcements, homework assignments, and homework  solutions will be posted at  http://www.blackboard.cornell.edu Enrollment Code : nanometer Course Requirements and Grading Homework (approximately 7 problem sets)  15% Final Project    25% Midterm Examination (Thur. Oct. 15 @ 7:30 PM)   25% Final Examination (Fri. Dec. 11 @ 2 PM)     35% Final Project/Presentation : In a final oral presentation, teams will address  different aspects of nanotechnology such as nanoelectronics, nanomagnetics,  nanomedicine, nanofabrication, nanostructures, and nanodevices.
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If a device uses electricity and you can tell it what to do by programming, there is a chip inside The most sophisticated chip is a microprocessor whose transistors can perform millions of instructions per second A microprocessor contains transistors and passives connected with each other and with the outside   
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Moore’s  Law (Intel Corp.)   Amount of space required to install a transistor on a chip shrinks by half  every 18 months Space for 1 transistor 15 yrs ago can hold 1,000 today   Limitations to Moore’s Law Miniaturization will run into limitations set by Nature Continued progress requires beating these limitations New devices based on nanotechnology may play a role Semiconductor industry prefers incremental change
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Can these solve any of the challenges of microelectronics? Can these be fabricated?
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