SAN JOSE, Calif. Veeco Instruments Inc. and The Dow Chemical Co. have been awarded the funding to develop a quantitative nano-mechanical measurement instrument for sub-50-nm designs, the companies said Thursday (Sept. 30).
The U.S. Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Advanced Technology Program (ATP) has awarded the two companies $6.6 million in funding for the three-year project.
Veeco and Dow propose to build a platform to conduct nano-mechanical measurements (QNM) for materials in sub-50-nm designs. The QNM tool will be developed at Veeco (Woodbury, N.Y.). The platform will be based on recently demonstrated advancements in atomic force microscopy (AFM).
The partnership on this project is based upon Veeco's position in AFM, complemented by Dow's expertise in nanomaterials science and advanced characterization.