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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.
Carrier Transport at the Nanoscale
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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, the...
Colloquium on Graphene Physics and Devices
22 Sep 2009 | | Contributor(s):: Joerg Appenzeller, Supriyo Datta, Mark Lundstrom
This short course introduces students to graphene as a fascinating research topic as well as to develop their skill in problem solving using the tools and techniques of electronics from the bottom up.
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...
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...
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. The...
Device Characterization with the Keithley 4200-SCS
12 Jan 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Lee Stauffer
This training session is based on the Keithley 4200-SCS Semiconductor Characterization System. It is intended for beginning to intermediate users. It covers basic concepts, both of the instrument, as well as general measurement considerations.
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 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...
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...
ECE 656: Electronic Transport in Semiconductors (Fall 2009)
26 Aug 2009 | | Contributor(s):: Mark Lundstrom
This course develops a basic understanding of the theory of charge carrier transport in semiconductors and semiconductor devices and an ability to apply it to the anslysis of experiments and devices.
ECE 656: Electronic Transport in Semiconductors (Fall 2011)
29 Aug 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Mark Lundstrom
This course is about how charge flows in semiconductors with an emphasis on transport in nanoscale devices. The objective is to develop a broad understanding of basic concepts. The course is designed for those who work on electronic materials and devices – whether they are...
ECE 659 Quantum Transport: Atom to Transistor
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...
ECE 695A Reliability Physics of Nanotransistors
17 Jan 2013 | | 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 voltage is applied.
ECET 499N: Introduction to Nanotechnology
30 Mar 2009 | | Contributor(s):: Helen McNally
An introduction to the emerging area of nanotechnology will be studied. The primary focus will be on the technologies of nanotechnology, with specific emphasis on electronics and electrical measurements. Instruments and techniques used in nanotechnology will be described and explored which...
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...
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...
Illinois ECE 440: Solid State Electronic Devices Homework Assignments (Fall 2009)
28 Jan 2010 | | Contributor(s):: Mohamed Mohamed
Homework assignments for the Fall 2009 teaching of Illinois ECE 440: Solid State Electronic Devices.
Illinois ECE 598EP Hot Chips: Atoms to Heat Sinks
27 Jan 2009 | | Contributor(s):: Eric Pop
This course pursues a parallel treatment of electrical and thermal issues in modern nanoelectronics, from fundamentals to system-level issues. Topics include energy transfer through electrons and phonons, mobility and thermal conductivity, power dissipation in modern devices (CMOS, phase-change...
Illinois ECE598XL Semiconductor Nanotechnology
14 Jun 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Xiuling Li
Lectures and discussion on current topics of semiconductor nanotechnology building block formation, characterization and device applications. Group IV, III-V and II-VI semiconductor nanowires, nanotubes and related nanophotonic and nanoelectronic device science and technology will be examined,...
MSE 405 Physics of Solids
29 Nov 2010 | | Contributor(s):: Mark Hersam
Introduction to quantum mechanics and solid state physics. Specific topics include free electron behavior, potential energy wells and barriers, energy band theory, phonons, and electrical properties of metals and semiconductors. This course develops many concepts of fundamental interest to...