Cryoelectronics and Systems

Cryoelectronics and Systems

We currently have testing capabilities to take samples to a temperature of ~11K and are in the process of acquiring two systems that will allow us to go below a temperature of 4K. We use temperature as a “big knob” in experiments on materials such as CNT, ZnO and GaN to help us understand charge transport through these materials. In addition to...

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Dr. Michael C. Hamilton

Dr. Michael C. Hamilton

Dr. Hamilton obtained his B.S.E.E. from Auburn University in 2000 and M.S.E.E. and Ph.D. from The University of MichiganĀ in 2003 and 2005, respectively. His graduate work focused on advanced and alternative microelectronic devices, namely organic semiconductor-based transistors and sensors. From 2006 to 2010, he was at MIT-Lincoln Laboratory (Lexington, MA)....

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Photovoltaics

In collaboration with Dr. Minseo Park (Department of Physics, Auburn University), we are investigating multiple fabrication methods and configurations of advanced / flexible photovoltaics. We are developing and characterizing our unique structures (including alternative configurations, hybrid organic/inorganic, and sensitized with various...

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TSV

With the help of Charles Ellis in the AMNSTC, we have developed a reliable through-Si via (TSV) process that we are using in our in-house 2.5D / 3D packaging and integration. This technology uses PEALD deposited Ru seed layers and electroplated Cu TSVs. These structures exhibit excellent filling, high aspect ratio and excellent uniformity. Current efforts...

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Alternative Electronics

Further topics of interest that we are currently investigating include MoS2 fabrication and MoS2 based (RF) FET structures, memristors/ReRAM for digital & analog circuit functionality, chaos-based communication schemes, and low temperature (cryo) electronics.

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