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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.
Illinois 2011: Dr. Xiuling Li - Experience with NanoHub
26 Jan 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Nadia Jassim, Xiuling Li
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles,...
ECE 656 Lecture 31: Balance Equation Approach II
25 Jan 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark Lundstrom
Review of L30
Energy balance equation
Energy flux balance equation
Terminating the hierarchy
ECE 656 Lecture 35: Introduction to Quantum Transport in Devices
Semiclassical ballistic transport
Quantum ballistic transport
Carrier scattering in quantum transport
ECE 656 Lecture 32: Balance Equation Approach III
19 Jan 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark Lundstrom
Review of L31
Carrier temperature and heat flux
nanoHUB-U FoN: Course Logistics
09 Jan 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Supriyo Datta
Energy Dissipation at the Nanoscale: from graphene to phase-change materials
20 Dec 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Eric Pop
This talk will present recent highlights from our studies of dissipation in novel nanoelectronics based on graphene and phase-change materials. We have investigated both Joule heating and Peltier...
ECE 656 Lecture 29: The BTE Revisited - Equilibrium and Ballistic
05 Dec 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark Lundstrom
ECE 656 Lecture 23: Ionized Impurity Scattering II
01 Dec 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark Lundstrom
Summary / Questions
ECE 656 Lecture 27: Scattering in 1D, 2D and 3D
22 Nov 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark Lundstrom
Review of ADP Scattering in 3D
ADP Scattering in 2D: MCA
ADP Scattering in 2D: FGR
ADP Scattering in 1D: FGR
Mobility in 1D, 2D, and 3D
ECE 656 Lecture 26: Phonon Scattering III
POP and IV scattering
Scattering in common semiconductors
ECE 656 Lecture 25: Phonon Scattering II
ECE 656 Lecture 21: Scattering and Fermi’s Golden Rule
21 Nov 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark Lundstrom
Fermi’s Golden Rule
Example: static potential
Example: oscillating potential
ECE 656 Lecture 22: Ionized Impurity Scattering I
10 Nov 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark Lundstrom
ECE 656 Lecture 28: Scattering of Bloch Electrons
09 Nov 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark Lundstrom
This lecture should be viewed in the 2009 teaching ECE 656 Lecture 27: Scattering of Bloch Electrons
ECE 656 Lecture 24: Phonon Scattering I
This lecture should be viewed in the 2009 teaching ECE 656 Lecture 23: Phonon Scattering I
ECE 656 Lecture 17: Near-Equilibrium Measurements I
01 Nov 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark Lundstrom
Resistivity / conductivity measurements
Hall effect measurements
The van der Pauw method
ECE 656 Lecture 18: Near-Equilibrium Measurements II
The van der Pauw method
Errors in Hall effect measurements
Graphene: a case study
ECE 656 Lecture 19: Scattering I - Collision Integral
ECE 656 Lecture 20: Scattering II - Relaxation time approximation
Justification of the RTA
HW prob. 17
Polarization Response of Multi-layer InAs Quantum Dot Stacks
25 Oct 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Muhammad Usman
Recent experimental measurements, without any theoretical guidance, showed that isotropic polarization response can be achieved by increasing the number of QD layers in a QD stack. In this work,...