NEW materials for LogIc, Memory and InTerconnectS

Zhihong Chen (Purdue), Center Director


The NEW LIMITS center’s vertically integrated mission is to develop synthesis, integration, and evaluation schemes for new materials that will be applied in unique logic, memory, and interconnect applications to enable novel computing and storage paradigms beyond the capabilities of conventional CMOS. Moreover, discoveries of novel, unique material properties and our commitment to large scale, manufacturable synthesis will allow these new materials to expand their application space towards power electronics, analog devices and RF circuits.

The NEW LIMITS Center will be a comprehensive research center addressing all five nCORE vectors:

Research Vector 1: Novel Computing Paradigms
Novel computing and storage paradigms, theory of operation, beyond conventional CMOS devices, beyond von Neumann architectures, and beyond classical information processing and sensing

Research Vector 2: Device, Interconnect, and Materials Research
Fundamental material, device, and interconnect research to enable novel computing and storage paradigms

Research Vector 3: Advanced Manufacturing and Nanofabrication
Advanced manufacturing and nanofabrication to enable the production of emerging devices and systems

Research Vector 4: Innovative Metrology and Characterization
Innovative metrology and characterization to support basic device and material research, plus test platforms and standards to benchmark performance from device-level up to system-level

Research Vector 5: Computational Models
Computational models to support basic research from emerging devices and materials to novel systems




  1. Current

    16 Research Tasks
    5 Universities
    29 Students
    10 Faculty Researchers
    38 Liaison Personnel
  2. This Year

    12 Research Publications
    1 Patent Applications
  3. Last Year

    16 Task Starts
    63 Research Publications
  4. Since Inception

    16 Research Tasks
    5 Universities
    33 Students
    10 Faculty Researchers
    42 Liaison Personnel
    75 Research Publications
    1 Patent Applications
Updated: 22-Apr-2019, 12:05 a.m. ET

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