The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has selected 10 participants in its Atoms to Product program, which seeks technology that can manufacture millimeter-scale products or materials out of nanometer-scale pieces.
DARPA said Tuesday researchers will work to address the gap between nano-scale and millimeter-scale components through fabrication from atoms to microns then microns to millimeters.
“The ability to assemble atomic-scale pieces into practical components and products is the key to unlocking the full potential of micromachines,” said John Main, DARPA program manager.
“[A2P]… aims to bring the benefits of microelectronic-style miniaturization to systems and products that combine mechanical, electrical and chemical processes.”
The selected participants are:
- Boston University
- Draper Laboratory
- Harvard University
- HRL Laboratories
- University of Notre Dame
- Zyvex Labs