Devices and complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) technology
Advanced manufacturing and integration
Quantum materials research and discovery
The mission of the CHiPPS center is to create new fundamental understanding and control of patterning materials and processes with atomic precision. The goal is to enable the large-scale manufacturing of next-generation microelectronics.
Our work shows that we need to go beyond the analogy of Lego blocks to understand devices made from stacks of disparate atomically-thin, two-dimensional materials. The seemingly distinct layers communicate through shared electronic pathways, allowing us to access and eventually design functionalities that are greater than the sum of the parts.
We are interested in the topology of various photonic systems. We developed one of the first models that allow the understanding of the twist degree of freedom in moiré photonic structures and the prediction of novel optical properties in such systems.
A new center led by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) could accelerate the next revolution in microchips, the tiny silicon components used in everything from smartphones to smart speakers, life-saving medical devices, and electric cars.
Berkeley Lab staff scientist Maurice Garcia-Sciveres is leading a collaboration with UC Berkeley and Sandia National Laboratories to develop powerful light-sensing microchips. The team is leveraging their expertise in nano-materials and integrated circuit design to develop new materials and techniques for smaller, faster, and more energy-efficient microelectronics that can be used to address societal challenges.
Berkeley Lab scientists are exploring ways to make energy-efficient microchips and push the boundaries of what’s possible in a world increasingly integrated with technology.