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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.

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  1. [Illinois] Nano-scale Electronic and Optoelectronic Devices Based on Two-dimensional Materials

    13 Apr 2017 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Wenjuan Zhu

    9/8/2016 MNTL Industry Affiliates Program

    http://nanohub.org/resources/26271

  2. [Illinois] New directions in III-V MBE: from materials to devices

    13 Apr 2017 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Minjoo Larry Lee

    9/8/2016 MNTL Industry Affiliates Program

    http://nanohub.org/resources/26269

  3. [Illinois] Piezoelectric MEMS Devices for Future RF Front Ends

    13 Apr 2017 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Songbin Gong

    9/8/2016 MNTL Industry Affiliates Program

    http://nanohub.org/resources/26273

  4. Vicky E Williams

    http://nanohub.org/members/161472

  5. NEMO5, a Parallel, Multiscale, Multiphysics Nanoelectronics Modeling Tool
: From Basic Physics to Real Devices and to Global Impact on nanoHUB.org

    10 Nov 2016 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Gerhard Klimeck

    The Nanoelectronic Modeling tool suite NEMO5 is aimed to comprehend the critical multi-scale, multi-physics phenomena and deliver results to engineers, scientists, and students through efficient...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/25281

  6. NEMO5 and 2D Materials: Tuning Bandstructures, Wave Functions and Electrostatic Screening

    19 Oct 2016 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Tillmann Christoph Kubis

    In this talk, I will briefly discuss the MLWF approach and compare it to DFT and atomistic tight binding. Initial results using the MLWF approach for 2D material based devices will be discussed...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/25114

  7. Auger Generation as an Intrinsic Limit to Tunneling Field-Effect Transistor Performance

    22 Sep 2016 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Jamie Teherani

    Many in the microelectronics field view tunneling field-effect transistors (TFETs) as society’s best hope for achieving a > 10× power reduction for electronic devices; however,...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/24982

  8. NEMO5, a Parallel, Multiscale, Multiphysics Nanoelectronics Modeling Tool


    19 Sep 2016 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Gerhard Klimeck

    The Nanoelectronic Modeling tool suite NEMO5 is aimed to comprehend the critical multi-scale, multi-physics phenomena and deliver results to engineers, scientists, and students through efficient...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/24932

  9. YASWANTH SANTHA HRUDAY JAGILANKA

    http://nanohub.org/members/146585

  10. Multi-Scale Modeling of Self-Heating Effects in Nano-Devices

    21 Apr 2016 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Suleman Sami Qazi, Akash Anil Laturia, Robin Louis Daugherty, Katerina Raleva, Dragica Vasileska

    IWCE 2015 presentation. This paper discusses a multi-scale device modeling scheme for analyzing self-heating effects in nanoscale silicon devices. A 2D/3D particle-based device simulator is...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/23888

  11. Electronic and Vibrational Properties of 2D Materials from Monolayer to Bulk: Opportunity Unlimited

    21 Apr 2016 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mahesh R Neupane

    IWCE 2015 invited presentation. The placement of two dimensional (2D) materials such as hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) and transition metal dichalcogenide (TMDC) at the forefront of materials...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/24041

  12. nanoHUB - Educational Tour de Force

    14 Jan 2016 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): David K. Ferry

    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...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/22723

  13. Green Light on Germanium

    02 Nov 2015 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): peide ye

    This talk will review recent progress as well as challenges on Ge research for future logic applications with emphasis on the breakthrough work at Purdue University on Ge nFET which leads to the...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/23033

  14. [Illinois] Foundations of Nanoscience: Self-Assembled Architectures and Devices

    23 Oct 2015 | Workshops | Contributor(s): Alan Rowan, Erik Luijten, Mark Brongersma, Graham Johnson, Ayusman Sen, Michelle Khine, Erkang Wang, Michael Famulok, Milan Stojanovic

    This is a yearly conference on foundations of nanoscience, maintaining the highest scientific standards and providing many opportunities for discussion and informal exchange of information and...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/22982

  15. [Illinois] Device Applications of Metafilms and Metasurfaces

    23 Oct 2015 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark Brongersma

    Mark Brongersma is a Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Stanford University. He received his PhD in Materials Science from the FOM Institute in Amsterdam, The...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/22980

  16. Ashutosh Manohar

    http://nanohub.org/members/128102

  17. Long term Aging of Autonomous STructures (LAAST) Seminar Series

    07 Apr 2015 | Series | Contributor(s): Ali Shakouri

    The Long term Aging of Autonomous STructures (LAAST) seminar series focuses on reliability and aging of devices for energy conversion, information processing or sensing.

    http://nanohub.org/resources/22013

  18. [Illinois] Atomic Engineering of III-V Semiconductor for Quantum Devices, from Deep UV (200 nm) to THZ (300 microns)

    03 Mar 2015 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Manijeh Razeghi

    Nature offers us different kinds of atoms. But it takes human intelligence to put different atoms together in an elegant way in order to realize manmade structures that is lacking in nature. This...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/21986

  19. Electronics from the Bottom Up: A New Approach to Nanoelectronic Devices and Materials

    Vision The Network for Computational Nanotechnology seeks to bring a new perspective to engineering education to meet the challenges and opportunities of modern nanotechnology. Fifty years ago...

    http://nanohub.org/wiki/ElectronicsFromTheBottomUp

  20. [Illinois] BioEngineering Seminar Series: Implantable Networks of Wireless Nanoelectronic Devices

    04 Feb 2014 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Pedro Irazoqui

    http://nanohub.org/resources/20234