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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. Analysis of DC Electrical Conductivity Models of Carbon Nanotube-Polymer Composites with Potential Application to Nanometric Electronic Devices

    12 Mar 2013 | Papers | Contributor(s): Rafael Vargas-Bernal, Gabriel Herrera-Pérez, Ma. Elena Calixto-Olalde, Margarita Tecpoyotl-Torres

    The design of nanometric electronic devices requires novel materials for improving their electrical performance from stages of design until their fabrication. Until now, several DC electrical...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/17265

  2. ECE 695A Reliability Physics of Nanotransistors

    17 Jan 2013 | Courses | Contributor(s): Muhammad Alam

    This course will focus on the physics of reliability of small semiconductor devices. In traditional courses on device physics, the students learn how to compute current through a device when a...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/16560

  3. ECE 695A Lecture 1: Reliability of Nanoelectronic Devices

    11 Jan 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Muhammad Alam

    Outline: Evolving Landscape of Electronics Performance, Variability, and Reliability Classification of Reliability Course Information Conclusions

    http://nanohub.org/resources/16511

  4. ECE 606 Lecture 27: Looking Back and Looking Forward

    20 Dec 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Gerhard Klimeck

    http://nanohub.org/resources/16122

  5. ECE 606 Lecture 26: The Future of Computational Electronics

    20 Dec 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Gerhard Klimeck

    Future Transistors and Single Atom Transistors; New Modeling Tools (NEMO); nanoHUB: Cloud Computing - Software as a Service

    http://nanohub.org/resources/16121

  6. ECE 606 Lecture 21: MOS Electrostatics

    26 Nov 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Gerhard Klimeck

    http://nanohub.org/resources/15976

  7. ECE 606 Lecture 22: MOScap Frequence Response/MOSFET I-V Characteristics

    26 Nov 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Gerhard Klimeck

    http://nanohub.org/resources/15977

  8. ECE 606 Lecture 23: MOSFET I-V Characteristics/MOSFET Non-Idealities

    26 Nov 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Gerhard Klimeck

    http://nanohub.org/resources/15978

  9. ECE 606 Lecture 24: MOSFET Non-Idealities

    26 Nov 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Gerhard Klimeck

    http://nanohub.org/resources/15979

  10. ECE 606 Lecture 20: Heterojunction Bipolar Transistor

    17 Nov 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Gerhard Klimeck

    http://nanohub.org/resources/15715

  11. ECE 606 Lecture 19: Bipolar Transistors Design

    17 Nov 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Gerhard Klimeck

    http://nanohub.org/resources/15714

  12. ECE 606 Lecture 18: Bipolar Transistors a) Introduction b) Design

    05 Nov 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Gerhard Klimeck

    http://nanohub.org/resources/15713

  13. Uniform Methodology of Benchmarking Beyond-CMOS Devices

    31 Oct 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Dmitri Nikonov

    Multiple logic devices are presently under study within the Nanoelectronic Research Initiative (NRI) to carry the development of integrated circuits beyond the CMOS roadmap. Structure and...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/15674

  14. ECE 606 Lecture 17: Shottky Diode

    29 Oct 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Gerhard Klimeck

    http://nanohub.org/resources/15658

  15. ECE 606 Lecture 16: p-n Diode AC Response

    24 Oct 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Gerhard Klimeck

    http://nanohub.org/resources/15491

  16. ECE 606 Lecture 15: p-n Diode Characteristics

    17 Oct 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Gerhard Klimeck

    http://nanohub.org/resources/15469

  17. ECE 606 Lecture 13 : Solutions of the Continuity Equations - Analytical & Numerical

    12 Oct 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Gerhard Klimeck

    http://nanohub.org/resources/15423

  18. ECE 606 Solid State Devices

    10 Oct 2012 | Courses | Contributor(s): Gerhard Klimeck

    http://nanohub.org/resources/15070

  19. ECE 606 Lecture 11: Interface States Recombination/Carrier Transport

    10 Oct 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Gerhard Klimeck

    http://nanohub.org/resources/15330

  20. ECE 606 Lecture 12: High Field, Mobility, Hall Effect, Diffusion

    10 Oct 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Gerhard Klimeck

    http://nanohub.org/resources/15394