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Progress in technology has brought microelectronics to the nanoscale, but nanoelectronics is not yet a well-defined engineering discipline with a coherent, experimentally verified, theoretical framework. The NCN has a vision for a new, 'bottom-up' approach to electronics, which involves: understanding electronic conduction at the atomistic level; formulating new simulation techniques; developing a new generation of software tools; and bringing this new understanding and perspective into the classroom. We address problems in atomistic phenomena, quantum transport, percolative transport in inhomogeneous media, reliability, and the connection of nanoelectronics to new problems such as biology, medicine, and energy. We work closely with experimentalists to understand nanoscale phenomena and to explore new device concepts. In the course of this work, we produce open source software tools and educational resources that we share with the community through the nanoHUB.
This page is a starting point for nanoHUB users interested in nanoelectronics. It lists key resources developed by the NCN Nanoelectronics team. The nanoHUB contains many more resources for nanoelectronics, and they can be located with the nanoHUB search function. To find all nanoelectronics resources, search for 'nanoelectronics.' To find those contributed by the NCN nanoelectronics team, search for 'NCNnanoelectronics.'
More information on Nanoelectronics can be found here.
ECE 659 Quantum Transport: Atom to Transistor
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27 Jan 2009 | | Contributor(s):: Supriyo Datta
Spring 2009 This is a newly produced version of the course that was formerly available. We would greatly appreciate your feedback regarding the new format and contents. Traditionally atomistic approaches have been used to model materials in terms of average parameters like the...
03 Nov 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Muhammad A. Alam
The electronic devices these days have become so small that the number of dopant atoms in the channel of a MOFET transistor, the number of oxide atoms in its gate dielectric, the number silicon- or metal crystals in nanocrystal Flash memory, the number of Nanowires in a flexible nanoNET...
ECE 495N: Fundamentals of Nanoelectronics
28 Aug 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Supriyo Datta
Fall 2008 This is a newly produced version of the course that was formerly available. We would greatly appreciate your feedback regarding the new format and contents. Objective: To convey the basic concepts of nanoelectronics to electrical engineering students with no background in...
ECE 612: Nanoscale Transistors (Fall 2008)
27 Aug 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Mark Lundstrom
Additional material related to the topics discussed in this course course is available at https://nanohub.org/courses/NT Fall 2008This course examines the device physics of advanced transistors and the process, device, circuit, and systems considerations that enter into the development...
Physics of Nanoscale MOSFETs
26 Aug 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Mark Lundstrom
Transistor scaling has pushed channel lengths to the nanometer regime where traditional approaches to MOSFET device physics are less and less suitable This short course describes a way of understanding MOSFETs that is much more suitable than traditional approaches when the channel lengths are of...
Nanoelectronics and the Meaning of Resistance
20 Aug 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Supriyo Datta
The purpose of this series of lectures is to introduce the "bottom-up" approach to nanoelectronics using concrete examples. No prior knowledge of quantum mechanics or statistical mechanics is assumed; however, familiarity with matrix algebra will be helpful for some topics. Day 1: What...
Illinois ECE 440: Solid State Electronic Devices
18 Aug 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Eric Pop
The goals of this course are to give the student an understanding of the elements of semiconductor physics and principles of semiconductor devices that (a) constitute the foundation required for an electrical engineering major to take follow-on courses, and (b) represent the essential basic...
Carrier Transport at the Nanoscale
27 Nov 2007 | | Contributor(s):: Mark Lundstrom
Fall 2007Note: A more current teaching of this course with online lectures is available as ECE 656: Electronic Transport in Semiconductors (Fall 2011).This is a course about how charge flows in semiconductors with an emphasis on transport at the nanoscale. After a brief review basic concepts,...
Reliability Physics of Nanoscale Transistors
27 Nov 2007 | | Contributor(s):: Muhammad A. Alam
This course is now offered on nanoHUB as ECE 695A Reliability Physics of Nanotransistors.
CQT: Concepts of Quantum Transport
30 Nov 2006 | | Contributor(s):: Supriyo Datta
Note: For an expanded version of these lectures see Datta's 2008 NCN@Purdue Summer School presentations on Nanoelectronics and the Meaning of Resistance. How does the resistance of a conductor change as we shrink its length all the way down to a few atoms? This is a question that...
ECE 612 Nanoscale Transistors (Fall 2006)
08 Aug 2006 | | Contributor(s):: Mark Lundstrom
Additional material related to the topics discussed in this course course is available at https://nanohub.org/courses/NTNanoscale Transistors is a five-week online course that develops a unified framework for understanding essential physics of nanoscale transistors, their important...
Quantum Transport: Atom to Transistor (Spring 2004)
23 May 2006 | | Contributor(s):: Supriyo Datta
Spring 2004 Please Note: A newer version of this course is now available and we would greatly appreciate your feedback regarding the new format and contents. Course Information Website The development of "nanotechnology" has made it possible to engineer materials and devices...
02 Jun 2006 | | Contributor(s):: Dragica Vasileska
Scaling of CMOS devices into the nanometer regime leads to increased processing cost. In this regard, the field of Computational Electronics is becoming more and more important because device simulation offers unique possibility to test hypothetical devices which have not been fabricated yet and...
Fundamentals of Nanoelectronics (Fall 2004)
01 Sep 2004 | | Contributor(s):: Supriyo Datta, Behtash Behinaein
Please Note: A newer version of this course is now available and we would greatly appreciate your feedback regarding the new format and contents. Welcome to the ECE 453 lectures. The development of "nanotechnology" has made it possible to engineer material and devices on a length...
Curriculum on Nanotechnology
27 Jan 2005 |
To exploit the opportunities that nanoscience is giving us, engineers will need to learn how to think about materials, devices, circuits, and systems in new ways. The NCN seeks to bring the new understanding emerging from research in nanoscience into the graduate and undergraduate curriculum....