The PhD project will further advance the development of ULTRARAM™ memory.
ULTRARAM™ is an ultra-efficient, multi-award-winning memory technology that combines the non-volatility of flash with the speed and endurance of dynamic random access (DRAM). Such properties are characteristic of a so-called ‘universal memory’, with the capability to be implemented in any application. Nevertheless, initially ULTRARAM will be used in high-value applications where its many beneficial attributes of speed, energy efficiency, non-volatility, tolerance of extremes in temperature etc. outweigh the inevitably large cost per bit of small-scale production. Of particular interest are applications in space and in ultra-low temperature classical computing interfacing to quantum computing. Irrespective of the details of the first products, it will be necessary to fabricate and test large numbers of devices in increasingly large arrays and/or with smaller feature sizes to understand device variation and gather statistics for a range of parameters such as yield, retention, endurance, logical contrast etc. which can be fed into design and simulations of fully-functional memory chips.
This PhD is offered in collaboration with Quinas Technology.
The Lancaster Physics Department holds an Athena SWAN silver award and Institute of Physics JUNO Championship status and is strongly committed to fostering inclusion and diversity within its community.
Applicants are expected to have the equivalent of a first (1) or upper second (2.1) degree class in Physics or Astrophysics, supplemented by a relevant Master's-level qualification. Potential applicants are invited to apply to the physics department through this link: https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/physics/study/phd/ stating the title of the project and the name of the supervisor.