Defect Tolerance for Molecular Electronics
February 19, 2002 Tuesday
Hamerschlag Hall 1112
Carnegie Mellon University
Chemically assembled Electronic Nanotechnology (CAEN) is a promising alternative
to CMOS-based computing. However, CAEN-based fabrics are expected to have
huge defect densities. To solve this problem CAEN can be used to build
reconfigurable fabrics which, assuming the defects can be found, are inherently
defect tolerant. In this talk, I give a brief overview of electronic nanotechnology
and how it can be used for computation, and describe some recent work
in the direction of achieving defect tolerance.
Mahim Mishra is a first year Ph.D. student in
the School of Computer Science, under the advisorship of Seth Goldstein.
He spends most of his time on the 8th floor of Wean Hall (and is, therefore,
considering renting out his apartment to others who will make more use
of it). He graduated in summer, 2001 from the Indian Institute of Technology,
Kanpur, where he did work not even remotely related to nanotechnology,
or electronics for that matter.