Living in a wireless world

Electronics are central to every aspect of our lives. From advanced control systems in modern aircrafts to pacemakers, computers, mobile phones, digital cameras, and control panels on our appliances, we count on electronics to improve the quality and efficiency of our lives. When you envision new applications, think about how computational materials science can help you improve existing materials, optimize processes in device fabrication and explore the design options of electronics and optical storage.

How can Materials Design® help you? Here are just a few examples of where you can apply computational materials science to electronics:

  • Introducing new chemical elements in microelectronic devices, e.g. hafnium, tungsten, titanium nitride
  • Controlling the strength of interfaces
  • Tuning of work function for CMOS stacks containing high-k (hafnium oxide) dielectrics
  • Optimizing CVD processes
  • Diffusion
  • Band gap engineering in Si-Ge and III-V semiconductors
  • Thermal conductivity in nano-structures
  • High-purity SiC for high-frequency and high-power applications
  • Properties of graphene for electronic applications
  • Increasing density of magnetic recording devices
  • Improving materials for Blue-ray disks (read/write)
  • Optimizing of plasma vapor deposition (PVD) and chemical vapor deposition (CVD) processes
  • Creating materials for spintronics