nanoHUB Used in Research: A One Developer/User View

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In this presentation I will give overview of selected nanoHUB tools and their potential for performing state- of-the-art research. The tools selected for this purpose include SCHRED, QuaMC2D, and OMEN nanowire/ NEMO5. At the lowest level of approximation, when quantum-mechanical space quantization in one direction needs to be included in the model (larger MOSFET devices on the order of 200 nm gate length), one can utilize SCHRED quite effectively and examine threshold voltage shifts due to size quantization effect. Comparison to experiments validates this statement. When device size (channel length) is between 10 nm and 200 nm, one can effectively utilize QuaMC2D, as it accounts for size quantization via the effective potential approach and also accounts very effectively for scattering using Fermi’s Golden Rule. For devices below 10 nm channel length bandstructure effects become important and OMEN nanowire or NEMO5 are the appropriate tools to be used. Tool descriptions and examples that confirm the above statements will be presented during the talk.


Dragica Vasileska received the B.S.E.E. (Diploma, equivalent to M.S. Degree in USA) and the M.S.E.E. Degree form the University Sts. Cyril and Methodius (Skopje, Republic of Macedonia) in 1985 and 1992, respectively, and a Ph.D. Degree from Arizona State University in 1995. From 1995 until 1997 she held a Faculty Research Associate position within the Center of Solid State Electronics Research at Arizona State University. In the fall of 1997 she joined the faculty of Electrical Engineering at Arizona State University. In 2002 she was promoted to Associate Professor and in 2007 to Full Professor. Her research interests include semiconductor device physics and semiconductor device modeling, with strong emphasis on quantum transport and Monte Carlo particle-based device simulations. She is a Senior Member of both IEEE and APS. Prof. Vasileska has published more than 180 publications in prestigious scientific journals, over 100 conference proceedings refereed papers, has given numerous invited talks and is a co-author on two books: Computational Electronics, D. Vasileska and S. M. Goodnick, Morgan & Claypool, 2006; Computational Electronics: Semiclassical and Quantum Transport Modeling, D. Vasileska, S. M. Goodnick and G. Klimeck, CRC Press, 2010. She is also an editor of two books: Cutting Edge Nanotechnology, In- Tech, 2010 and Nano-Electronic Devices: Semiclassical and Quantum Transport Modeling (Co-Editor S. M. Goodnick) Springer, July 2011. She has many awards including the best student award from the School of Electrical Engineering in Skopje since its existence (1985, 1990). She is also a recipient of the 1998 NSF CAREER Award. Her students have won the best paper and the best poster award at the LDSD conference in 2004, the best oral presentation award at the ISDRS Conference in 2011 and two best poster awards at the 42nd PVSC Conference in 2015.

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