Support

Support Options

Submit a Support Ticket

 

Tags: devices

Description

On June 30, 1948, AT&T Bell Labs unveiled the transitor to the world, creating a spark of explosive economic growth that would lead into the Information Age. William Shockley led a team of researchers, including Walter Brattain and John Bardeen, who invented the device. Like the existing triode vacuum tube device, the transistor could amplify signals and switch currents on and off, but the transistor was smaller, cheaper, and more efficient. Moreover, it could be integrated with millions of other transistors onto a single chip, creating the integrated circuit at the heart of modern computers.

Today, most transistors are being manufactured with a minimum feature size of 60-90nm--roughly 200-300 atoms. As the push continues to make devices even smaller, researchers must account for quantum mechanical effects in the device behavior. With fewer and fewer atoms, the positions of impurities and other irregularities begin to matter, and device reliability becomes an issue. So rather than shrink existing devices, many researchers are working on entirely new devices, based on carbon nanotubes, spintronics, molecular conduction, and other nanotechnologies.

Learn more about transistors from the many resources on this site, listed below. Use our simulation tools to simulate performance characteristics for your own devices.

Resources (41-60 of 298)

  1. ECE 606 Lecture 1: Introduction/Crystal Classification

    30 Aug 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Gerhard Klimeck

    http://nanohub.org/resources/15071

  2. Nanophotonics with Metamaterials

    27 Aug 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Vladimir M. Shalaev

    One of the most unique properties of light is that it can package information into a signal of zero mass and propagate it at the ultimate speed. It is, however, a daunting challenge to bring...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/14182

  3. All-Spin Logic Devices

    19 Jul 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Behtash Behinaein

    We propose a spintronic device that uses spin at every stage of its operation: input and output information are represented by the magnetization of nanomagnets which communicate...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/8412

  4. Journey Along the Carbon Road

    19 Apr 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Zhihong Chen

    I will discuss two distinct topics: In the first part of my talk I will present results on carbon nanotubes focusing on high performance computing with the aim to replace silicon in logic device...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/13350

  5. Dissipative Quantum Transport in Semiconductor Nanostructures

    28 Dec 2011 | Papers | Contributor(s): Peter Greck

    In this work, we investigate dissipative quantum transport properties of an open system. After presenting the background of ballistic quantum transport calculations, a simple scattering mechanism,...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/12756

  6. 2011 NCN@Purdue Summer School: Electronics from the Bottom Up

    20 Jul 2011 | Workshops

    click on image for larger version Alumni Discussion Group: LinkedIn

    http://nanohub.org/resources/11699

  7. The History of Semiconductor Heterostructures Research: From Early Double Heterostructure Concept to Modern Quantum Dot Structures

    11 Jul 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Zhores I. Alferov

    It would be very difficult today to imagine solid-state physics without semiconductor heterostructures. Semiconductor heterostructures and especially double heterostructures, including quantum...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/11436

  8. Quantitative Modeling and Simulation of Quantum Dots

    18 Apr 2011 | Presentation Materials | Contributor(s): Muhammad Usman

    Quantum dots grown by self-assembly process are typically constructed by 50,000 to 5,000,000 structural atoms which confine a small, countable number of extra electrons or holes in a space that is...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/9332

  9. The Elusive Spin Transistor

    11 Apr 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Supriyo Datta

    This presentation is a short introductory tutorial on spin-transistors.

    http://nanohub.org/resources/11128

  10. Control of Spin Precession in a Datta-Das Transistor Structure

    11 Apr 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Hyun Cheol Koo

    Transistors Switch onto Spin Using the spin of an electron in addition to, or instead of, the charge properties is believed to have many benefits in terms of speed, power-cost, and integration...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/8057

  11. [Illinois] ECE 398: Electronic and Photonic Devices

    07 Feb 2011 | Courses | Contributor(s): Kent D Choquette

    Fall Semester, 2010 A first course on active and passive photonic devices and applications. Optical processes in dielectric and semiconductor materials discussed including waveguide...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/10777

  12. Keithley 4200-SCS Lecture 12: Ultra-fast I-V for Pulsed and Transient Characterization

    24 Jan 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Lee Stauffer

    http://nanohub.org/resources/10521

  13. Keithley 4200-SCS Lecture 01: Introduction - System Overview - DC I-V Source Measurement

    20 Jan 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Lee Stauffer

    Introduction to Device Characterization - System Overview: System Architecture, Hardware Features and Software Features - Precision DC I-V Source-Measure Features and Concepts.

    http://nanohub.org/resources/10387

  14. Keithley 4200-SCS Lecture 02: Basics of Keithley Interactive Test Environment (KITE)

    20 Jan 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Lee Stauffer

    http://nanohub.org/resources/10388

  15. Keithley 4200-SCS Lecture 03: More KITE Setup and Features

    20 Jan 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Lee Stauffer

    http://nanohub.org/resources/10389

  16. Keithley 4200-SCS Lecture 04: Speed and Timing Considerations

    20 Jan 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Lee Stauffer

    http://nanohub.org/resources/10390

  17. Keithley 4200-SCS Lecture 05: Low Current and High Resistance Measurements

    20 Jan 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Lee Stauffer

    http://nanohub.org/resources/10391

  18. Keithley 4200-SCS Lecture 06: Troubleshooting

    20 Jan 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Lee Stauffer

    http://nanohub.org/resources/10392

  19. Keithley 4200-SCS: KITE Demo

    20 Jan 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Lee Stauffer

    http://nanohub.org/resources/10429

  20. Keithley 4200-SCS Lecture 07: KCON Utility Overview

    20 Jan 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Lee Stauffer

    http://nanohub.org/resources/10430

nanoHUB.org, a resource for nanoscience and nanotechnology, is supported by the National Science Foundation and other funding agencies. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.