## Nanoelectronics

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__Overview__

Welcome to the Nanoelectronics group! If you are a student or practicing engineer or scientist who wants to learn more about nanoelectronics or an instructor looking for materials to use in a course, you can find material here that includes complete courses and seminars on specialized topics.

Much of the material is freely accessible by any visitor, but by joining this group, you can participate in discussions on topics of interest to you, post items to the group wiki or even work on a project with other group members. Additionally, as a group member you may receive notifications about new materials and events of interest to the nanoelectronic group members. Adding events to the group calendar is as easy as clicking on “add event”.

You can also contribute substantial resources to nanoHUB through the resource contribution process, and then send a message to the group manager so that links to those resources can be added to this group.

This group contains the following:

__Introductory Material__

### Along for the Ride: Reflections on the Past, Present, and Future of Nanoelectronics

This presentation is designed for the general audience, and takes a journey through the history of nanoelectronics- explaining some of the challenges the industry faces today in issues such as scaling and power, introduces some novel nanoelectronic devices and speculates on what the future holds.

### Introduction to Carbon Nanotube Electronics

Carbon nanotubes (CNT) have interesting, structure-dependent electronic properties. In particular, CNTs can be a metallic or semiconducting depending on the way in which the carbon atoms are arranged in the CNT walls. The purpose of this learning module is to familiarize students with the basic concepts associated with CNT electronic properties. It begins with a pre-test to assess initial student knowledge of the topic, followed by a presentation and reading material on the electronic properties of CNTs. This is followed by some exercises that utilize the CNTbands tool on the nanoHUB for computing key electronic properties of CNTs. Finally, a post-test is administered to determine the degree to which the module assisted in student learning of the fundamental concepts associated with the electronic properties of CNTs.

### Introduction to Concepts of Quantum Transport

by Supriyo Datta

This 17 minute introductory lecture gives an overview of Quantum Transport and describes what will be covered in the other lectures in this 4-part series. The material is covered in more detail in the nanoHUB-U courses, Fundamentals of Nanoelectronics I and II.

__nanoHUB-U Courses__

**Fundamentals of Nanoelectronics, Part 1— Basic Concepts **

Taught by Supriyo Datta

Selected Topics: Ohm’s Law for nanoscale resistors, conductivity, resistance, nanotransistors, electrostatics, spinning electrons, temperature, heat current, bottom-up view

**Fundamentals of Nanoelectronics, Part 2— Quantum Models **

Taught by Supriyo Datta

Selected Topics: quantum systems, Schrodinger Equation, dispersion, quantum transport, non-equilibrium Green’s Function (NEGF) method, resistor, 1D wire, conductance, 2D ballistic conductor, Hall effect, spin transistor. entropy, law of equilibrium

**Nanoscale Transistors **

Taught by Mark Lundstrom

Selected Topics: transistors, semiconductors, MOSFET, poisson equation, gate voltage, MOS, VS model, ballistic injection velocity, carrier scattering, mean-free-path, mobility and drain current, fundamental limits, heterostructure, CMOS inverter

**Question and Answer Forums**

**Question and Answer Forums**

Faculty-curated Q & A pages for specific topics. Visit a particular forum to get answers or to submit a question.

### Transport Fundamentals - Bottom-Up Approach

### Transport Fundamentals - Ballistic Conductance and Conductivity

### Transport Fundamentals - NEGF

__Graduate Courses__

**Solid State Devices**

**ECE 606 at Purdue University (2012) ** 26 Lectures.

Taught by Gerhard Klimeck

Selected Topics: crystal classification, quantum mechanics, bandstructures, density of states, Schrodinger’s Equation, intrinsic semiconductors, p-n junctions, bipolar transistors, p-n diode characteristics/ AC response, MOS electrostatics, MOScap, MOSFET

**Principles of Semiconductor Devices**

**ECE 606 at Purdue University (2008) ** 42 Lectures.

Taught by Muhammad A. Alam

Selected Topics: device physics, devices, transistors, periodic crystals, quantum mechanics, energy bands, density of states, equilibrium statistics/concentrations, bulk recombination, carrier transport, hall effect, diffusion, continuity equations, Schottky Diode, BJT, heterojunction, MOS, MOSFET characteristics

**Reliability Physics of Nanotransistors**

**ECE 695A at Purdue University (2013) ** 40 Lectures.

Taught by Muhammad A. Alam

Selected Topics: all aspects of the reliability physics of semiconductor devices

**Solid State Electronic Devices**

**ECE 440 at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2008) ** 38 Lectures.

Taught by Eric Pop

Selected Topics: p-n junctions, bipolar transistors, field effect transistors, crystal lattices, energy bands, carrier statistics, drift, doping semiconductors, carrier concentrations, optical absorption, photoconductivity, diffusion, P-N Diode, BJT, MOS, MOSFET

**Solid State Electronic Devices Homework Assignments**

**ECE 440 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2009) **

Taught by Mohamed Mohamed

Selected Topics: crystal lattices, energy bands, carrier statistics, drift, doping semiconductors, optical absorption, diffusion, P-N Diode, BJT, MOS, MOSFET

**From Quantum Mechanics and Atoms to Realistic Devices**

**Universita di Pisa, Pisa, Italy (2009) ** 41 Lectures.

Taught by Gerhard Klimeck

Selected Topics: NEMO, nanoHUB.org, bandstructure engineering, transmission, barrier structures, quantum charge, doping, asymmetric structures, NEMO 1D, alloy disorder, OMEN, quantum dots, strain layer

**Fundamentals of Nanoelectronics**

**ECE 453 at Purdue University (2004) ** 40 Lectures.

Taught by Supriyo Datta and Behtash Behinaein

Selected Topics: electron flow, quantum conductance, charging effects, Schrödinger equation, finite difference method, basis functions, bandstructures, reciprocal lattice, graphene bandstructure, nanotubes, subbands, density of states, resistance, effective mass equation, capacitance, broadening, current/voltage characteristics, transmission, wavefunction versus Green’s Function, Ohm’s Law ,Coulomb blockade

**Nanoscale Transistors**

**ECE 612 at Purdue University (2006) ** 35 Lectures.

Taught by Mark Lundstrom

Selected Topics: nanoelectronics, nanotransistors, transistors, MOSFET, CMOS process, scattering theory

**Nanoscale Transistors**

**ECE 612 at Purdue University (2008) ** 29 Lectures.

Taught by Mark Lundstrom

Selected Topics: MOSFET, electrostatics, device scaling, CMOS process, heterojunction, VT Engineering, series resistance, effective mobility, heterostructure, electrostatics

**Nanoelectronics and the Meaning of Resistance**

**ECE at Purdue University (2008) ** 6 Lectures.

Taught by Supriyo Datta

Selected Topics: resistance, quantum transport, spin transport, energy exchange, Maxwell’s Demon,correlations and entanglement, spins and magnets

**Electronic Transport in Semiconductors**

**ECE 656 at Purdue University (2009) ** 36 Lectures.

Taught by Mark Lundstrom

Selected Topics: near-equilibrium transport, Landauer approach, Boltzman equation, percolative transport, carrier scattering, relaxation times, Monte Carlo simulation, off-equilibrium transport, quantum transport

**Electronic Transport in Semiconductors**

**ECE 656 at Purdue University (2011) ** 41 Lectures.

Taught by Mark Lundstrom

Selected Topics: carrier transport, k-space, resistance, thermoelectric effects, drift-diffusion, Boltzmann transport (BTE), magnetic fields, transmission and back scattering, photon scattering, Monte Carlo Simuation, High-field transport, non-local transport, Ensemble Effects, Ballistic Transport

**Concepts of Quantum Transport**

**Purdue University (2006) ** 9 Lectures.

Taught by Supriyo Datta

Selected Topics: nanodevices, Maxwell’s demon, electrical resistance, probabilities, Green’s function (NEGF) Coulomb blockade, Fock space

**Atom to Transistor**

**Purdue University (2004) ** 42 Lectures.

Taught by Supriyo Datta

Selected Topics: quantum conductance, charging/Coulomb blockade, Ohm’s law, Schrodinger equation, self consistent field, basic functions, band structure, quantum wells, wires, dots, nano-tubes, subbands, capacitance, level broadening, coherent transport, non-coherent transport, spin

**Atom to Transistor**

**ECE 659 at Purdue University (2009) ** 42 Lectures.

Taught by Supriyo Datta

Selected Topics:ballistic transport, diffusive transport, Landauer model, Hall effect, scattering theory, cyclotron frequency, coherent transport, non-coherent transport, NEGF equations, conductance quantization, transverse modes, spin matricies, spin-orbit, spin torque, thermoelectricity, single/triplet states

**Fundamentals and Applications**

**Purdue University (2011) ** 10 Lectures.

Taught by Mark Lundstrom

Selected Topics: near-equilibrium transport, resistance-ballistic diffusive, thermoelectricity, scattering, Boltzmann transport equation, phonon transport

**Far-From-Equilibrium Quantum Transport**

**ECE 659 at Purdue University (2010) ** 4 Lectures.

Taught by Gerhard Klimeck

Selected Topics: nanoelectronic modeling, high bias quantum transport, NEMO1D, NEMO3D, OMEN, realistic resonant tunneling diodes, quantum dots, nanowires, ultra-thin body transistors,electronic structure and transport, formation of bandstructure in finite superlattices

**Nanoelectronics Devices, With an Introduction to Spintronics**

**ECE at Purdue University (2010) ** 7 Lectures.

Taught by Supriyo Datta and Mark Lundstrom

Selected Topics: nanoelectronic devices, spintronics, atom to transistor, bottom up view, conductance, thermoelectricity, Maxwell’s demon, electron spin

**A New Approach to Nanoelectronic Devices and Materials**

**Purdue University (Summer of 2011 and 2012) ** Various Media and Resources

Taught by Various Speakers.

Selected Topics: near-equilibrium transport, solar cell fundamentals, thermal transport across interfaces, atomistic material science, nanoelectronic devices, spintronics, materials simulations, electronics from bottom up, graphene physics, resistance, MOSFETs, percolation theory, semiconductors, nanobiosensors