The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is soliciting innovative research proposals in the area of processes and technology for assembly of systems, components, and materials at millimeter scale or larger from nanometer scale constituents. The Atoms to Product (A2P) program seeks to make the use and application of nanometer scale material properties and devices a viable option to the system designer. To that end, the primary goal of the A2P program is to develop the technologies and processes required to assemble nanometer scale constituents into systems, components, or materials that are at least millimeter scale in size. A secondary, yet key program interest is exploitation of unique nanometer scale characteristics. The systems, components, or materials that result from the A2P assembly process will leverage unique material properties and/or the miniaturization, material and geometric heterogeneity, and ability to build in three dimensions made possible by assembly from the nanometer scale.
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