nanoHUB - Educational Tour de Force

By David K. Ferry

Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

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Abstract

nanoHUB was originally created to bring together the computational electronics world as a place where programs and results could be efficiently shared. For that purpose, it has matured and grown to where it is a major force in the area. But, it can also be a great tool for education, an application for which we have several years of experience. Originally, we used the tools on nanoHUB as a virtual laboratory for a junior level course in electronic materials and devices. For this, 12 of the tools were used during the semester, an approach which the students seemed to enjoy. Since then, however, I have used these tools for several other courses as a tool to help the students gain insight and intuition into the science of the courses. These have included a senior semiconductor device course, a senior quantum mechanics course, and a graduate course in mesoscopic physics. These applications will be discussed in the talk.

Bio

David Ferry is Regents’ Professor in the School of Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering at Arizona State University. He is also graduate faculty in the Department of Physics and the Materials Science and Engineering program at ASU, as well as Visiting Professor at Chiba University in Japan. He came to ASU in 1983 following shorter stints at Texas Tech University, the Office of Naval Research, and Colorado State University. In the distant past, he received his doctorate from the University of Texas, Austin, and spent a postdoctoral period at the University of Vienna, Austria. He enjoys teaching (which he refers to as “warping young minds”) and research. The latter is focused on semiconductors, particularly as they apply to nanotechnology and integrated circuits, as well as quantum effects in devices. In 1999, he received the Cledo Brunetti Award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and is a Fellow of this group as well as the American Physical Society and the Institute of Physics (UK). He is the author, coauthor, or editor of 20 books and more than 700 refereed journal articles. He has been a Tennessee Squire since 1971 and an Admiral in the Texas Navy since 1973.

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  • EEE 352-Properties of Electronic Materials and Devices 3. EEE 352-Properties of Electron… 99.2992992992993
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  • How do atoms arrange themselves to form Solids? 5. How do atoms arrange themselve… 166.70003336670004
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  • In the Fall of 2010 6. In the Fall of 2010 191.39139139139141
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  • We had 12 labs during the semester 8. We had 12 labs during the seme… 278.01134467801137
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  • Bound States Calculation Lab 9. Bound States Calculation Lab 341.87520854187522
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  • Studies of tunneling through a barrier 10. Studies of tunneling through a… 367.90123456790127
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  • Impurity diffusion studies 11. Impurity diffusion studies 382.21554888221556
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  • Carrier Statistics Lab 12. Carrier Statistics Lab 422.68935602268937
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  • Drift-Diffusion Simulator 13. Drift-Diffusion Simulator 441.04104104104107
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  • MOSFET Simulation Tool: A study in how the devices perform 14. MOSFET Simulation Tool: A stud… 465.6656656656657
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  • MOSFET Simulation Tool: A study in scaling and how the devices perform 15. MOSFET Simulation Tool: A stud… 484.01735068401734
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  • MOSFET Tool: How delay time and action vary with bias 16. MOSFET Tool: How delay time an… 519.85318651985324
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  • MOSFET Simulation Tool: A study in scaling and how the devices perform 17. MOSFET Simulation Tool: A stud… 542.17550884217553
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  • Solar Cell Simulator 19. Solar Cell Simulator 607.84117450784117
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  • What did we learn from our experiment? 20. What did we learn from our exp… 632.4657991324658
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  • EEE 436/591 Fundamentals of Solid State Devices 21. EEE 436/591 Fundamentals of So… 701.26793460126794
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  • Basically, this senior level course follows the same 22. Basically, this senior level c… 722.32232232232229
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  • EEE 434/591—Quantum Mechanics 23. EEE 434/591—Quantum Mechanic… 742.44244244244248
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  • As you may guess, we again use a number of the tools on NanoHUB 24. As you may guess, we again use… 776.87687687687685
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  • Bound State Lab Once More 27. Bound State Lab Once More 871.40473807140472
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  • We use the Bound States Calculation Lab 30. We use the Bound States Calcul… 933.16649983316654
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  • The lowest energy level is at 94.8 meV 31. The lowest energy level is at … 942.84284284284286
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  • Here we see that the wave function for the lowest eigenstate 34. Here we see that the wave func… 983.81715048381716
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  • EEE 535—Electron Transport in Nanostructures 35. EEE 535—Electron Transport i… 998.06473139806474
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  • This is a course in mesoscopic physics 36. This is a course in mesoscopic… 1014.6479813146481
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  • The electrons are confined to the inversion layer 37. The electrons are confined to … 1095.1284617951285
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  • Lowest 3 Energies for Quantization in a Silicon MOSFET at 4.2 K 40. Lowest 3 Energies for Quantiza… 1117.5842509175843
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  • What is the thickness of an inversion layer? 42. What is the thickness of an in… 1140.206873540207
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  • Then we move to the GaAs/AlGaAs heterostructure 43. Then we move to the GaAs/AlGaA… 1161.3947280613947
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  • Experimental data from Ensslin's group at ETH (Zurich). 53. Experimental data from Ensslin… 1444.2776109442777
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  • NanoHUB has become a resource that is oner of my teaching tools 54. NanoHUB has become a resource … 1565.2986319652987
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