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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.
Real space first-principles semiempirical pseudopotentials for Fe/MgO/Fe
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03 Dec 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Kirk Bevan
A set of semiempirical pseudopotentials for the atomistic modeling of Fe/MgO/Fe tunnel junctions. See the attached document for a full description of their derivation and the modeling approach.Document Abstract:We present a real space density functional theory (DFT) localized basis set...
Schred Tutorial Version 2.1
23 Jun 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Dragica Vasileska
This Schred tutorial [or User's Manual] is intended to help users of the Schred tool with the Rappture interface. Readers will find various examples for modeling single-gate and dual-gate capacitors with either metal or polysilicon gates. The models also use either semi-classical or...
Quantum Size Effects and the Need for Schred
In this paper, we provide a historical overview of the observation of quantum effects in both experimental and theoretical nanoscale devices. This overview puts into perspective the need for developing and using the Schred tool when modeling nanoscale devices. At the end of the document, we...
27 Dec 2007 | | Contributor(s):: James Donald, Pallav Gupta
Reed-Muller Reversible Logic Synthesis tool (aka RELOS) is a tool for the synthesis of reversible functions based on positive-polarity Reed-Muller expressions. The second release of RMRLS a.k.a. RELOS features reversible logic synthesis with SWAP, Fredkin, and Peres gates.This work was done...
Reed-Muller Reversible Logic Synthesizer (RMRLS) 0.2
04 Jan 2008 | | Contributor(s):: James Donald, Pallav Gupta
Reed-Muller Reversible Logic Synthesis tool (a.k.a. RELOS) is a tool for the synthesis of reversible functions based on positive-polarity Reed-Muller expressions. The second release of RMRLS features reversible logic synthesis with SWAP, Fredkin, and Peres gates. This work was done under the...
Animations of magnetic QCA operation
21 Oct 2007 | | Contributor(s):: Dmitri Nikonov, George Bourianoff
Animations of an inverter and a majority gate operation for QCA logic for the paper"Simulation of highly idealized, atomic scale MQCA logic circuits"by Dmitri E. Nikonov, George I. Bourianoff, Paolo A. GarginiMore detailed description to follow.
ThrEshold Logic Synthesizer (TELS) and Majority Logic Synthezier (MALS)
09 Oct 2007 | | Contributor(s):: Pallav Gupta
TELS and MALS are threshold and majority/minority logic synthesis tools that were developed by Rui Zhang and Pallav Gupta under the supervision of Prof. Niraj K. Jha of Princeton University. Dr. Lin Zhong, of Rice University, was also a contributor.Both of these tools have been integrated into...
Quantum Dot - synthesis routes
03 Apr 2007 | | Contributor(s):: Saurabh Madaan
A brief survey of synthesis routes of quantum dots, with more emphasis on epitaxial and colloidal approaches.
MOSCNT: code for carbon nanotube transistor simulation
14 Nov 2006 | | Contributor(s):: Siyu Koswatta, Jing Guo, Dmitri Nikonov
Ballistic transport in carbon nanotube metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistors (CNT-MOSFETs) is simulated using the Non-equilibrium Green’s function formalism. A cylindrical transistor geometry with wrapped-around gate and doped source/drain regions are assumed. It should be noted...
recursive algorithm for NEGF in Matlab
13 Nov 2006 | | Contributor(s):: Dmitri Nikonov, Siyu Koswatta
This zip-archive contains two Matlab functions for the recursive solution of the partial matrix inversion and partial 3-matrix multiplication used in the non-equilibrium Green’s function (NEGF) method.recuresealg3d.m- works for 3-diagonal matricesrecuresealgblock3d.m- works for 3-block-diagonal...
FETToy 2.0 Source Code Download
09 Mar 2005 |
FETToy 2.0 is a set of Matlab scripts that calculate the ballistic I-V characteristics for a conventional MOSFETs, Nanowire MOSFETs and Carbon NanoTube MOSFETs. For conventional MOSFETs, FETToy assumes either a single or double gate geometry and for a nanowire and nanotube MOSFETs it assumes a...
MATLAB Scripts for "Quantum Transport: Atom to Transistor"
15 Mar 2005 | | Contributor(s):: Supriyo Datta
Tinker with quantum transport models! Download the MATLAB scripts used to demonstrate the physics described in Supriyo Datta's book Quantum Transport: Atom to Transistor. These simple models are less than a page of code, and yet they reproduce much of the fundamental physics observed in...
SEQUAL 2.1 Source Code Download
09 Mar 2005 | | Contributor(s):: Michael McLennan
SEQUAL 2.1 is a device simulation program that computes Semiconductor Electrostatics by Quantum Analysis. Given a device, SEQUAL will compute the electron density and the current density using a quantum mechanical, collisionless description of electron propagation. It was designed to be a...
Schred Source Code Download
09 Mar 2005 | | Contributor(s):: Dragica Vasileska,
Schred 2.0 calculates the envelope wavefunctions and the corresponding bound-state energies in a typical MOS (Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor) or SOS (Semiconductor-Oxide- Semiconductor) structure and a typical SOI structure by solving self-consistently the one-dimensional (1D) Poisson equation and...
NanoMOS 2.5 Source Code Download
22 Feb 2005 | | Contributor(s):: , Sebastien Goasguen
NanoMOS is a 2-D simulator for thin body (less than 5 nm), fully depleted, double-gated n-MOSFETs. A choice of five transport models is available (drift-diffusion, classical ballistic, energy transport, quantum ballistic, and quantum diffusive). The transport models treat quantum effects in the...