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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.
Along for the Ride: Reflections on the Past, Present, and Future of Nanoelectronics
25 Jun 2015 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark Lundstrom
Network for Computational Nanotechnology, NCN SURF 2015
A Crash Course in Nanophotonic Simulations
18 Jun 2015 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Peter Bermel
This seminar will cover rapid, scalable computational methods used in simulating optical reflection,
transmission, and absorption in complex structures. After a brief survey of the tools...
Failures in Photovoltaic Modules
21 Apr 2015 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Peter Bermel
In this talk, I will discuss some of the major sources of performance degradation for common glass-encapsulated PV modules, including crystalline silicon and thin films. The greatest reliability...
Atomistic Simulations of Materials Chemistry: From Nanoelectronics to Energetics
07 Apr 2015 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Alejandro Strachan
Presentation slides with embedded videos are available for download. Please see the Support Docs tab.
The Ultimate Scaling Limit - A Deterministic Single Atom Transistor
10 Mar 2015 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Gerhard Klimeck
A talk by Dr. Gerhard Klimeck, Director of nanoHUB.org, Purdue University, Founder of NEMOco, LLC @ the University of Michigan.
Thermoreflectance Imaging, Copper Via Reliability and Non- Local Thermal Transport
05 Mar 2015 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Ali Shakouri
Symmetry, Dimension, and Spin: Understanding transport in 2D 'phosphorene'
03 Mar 2015 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Ian Appelbaum
Despite its low atomic number and inversion symmetry, recent electronic measurements demonstrate that (group-IV) graphene has a greatly disappointing spin lifetime, corroborated by theory showing...
Unit Operations of Nanomanufacturing
23 Feb 2015 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Roger T. Bonnecaze
Presented is an initial list of these unit operations and discuss the needs and opportunities for modeling and simulating them. We also present detailed results for unit operations and simulation...
nanoHUB-U Fundamentals of Nanoelectronics A: Basic Concepts: Scientific Overview
21 Feb 2015 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Supriyo Datta
This video is the Scientific Overview for the nanoHUB-U course "Fundamentals of Nanoelectronics Part A: Basic Concepts" by Supriyo Datta.
RF Solid-State Vibrating Transistors
15 Feb 2014 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Dana Weinstein
In this talk, I will discuss the Resonant Body Transistor (RBT), which can be integrated into a standard CMOS process. The first hybrid RF MEMS-CMOS resonators in Si at the transistor level of...
ECE 612 Lecture 9: Subthreshold Conduction
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25 Jan 2014 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark Lundstrom
Please view ECE 612 Lecture 12: Subthreshold Conduction from the 2006 teaching.
ECE 612 Lecture 10: Threshold Voltage and MOSFET Capacitances
Please view ECE 612 Lecture 13: Threshold Voltage and MOSFET Capacitances from the 2006 teaching.
Tunnel FETs - Device Physics and Realizations
10 Jul 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Joachim Knoch
Here, the operating principles of TFETs will be discussed in detail and experimental realizations as well as simulation results will be presented. In particular, the role of the injecting source...
The Road Ahead for Carbon Nanotube Transistors
09 Jul 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Aaron Franklin
In this talk, recent advancements in the nanotube transistor field will be reviewed, showing why CNTFETs are worth considering now more than ever. Then, the material- and device-related challenges...
Introduction to Compact Models and Circuit Simulation
21 Jun 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Jaijeet Roychowdhury
With NEEDS introduction by Mark Lundstrom. This talk contains a brief introduction to Verilog-A and suggests some initial guidelines for writing Verilog-A versions of NEEDS models.
Introduction to Compact Models and Circuit Simulation
19 Jun 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Tianshi Wang, Jaijeet Roychowdhury
The presentation is a gentle introduction to compact models, basic circuit simulation concepts, and flows for developing compact models. The roadmap for the NEEDS-SPICE platform, being developed...
Guidelines for Writing NEEDS-certified Verilog-A Compact Models
This talk contains a brief introduction to Verilog-A and suggests some initial guidelines for writing Verilog-A versions of NEEDS models. For more about the history of Verilog-A and additional...
19 Jun 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark Lundstrom
NEEDS is an initiative supported by the National Science Foundation and the Semiconductor Research Corporation with a mission to develop the critical missing link needed to transform...
Verilog-A: Present Status and Guidelines
19 Jun 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Geoffrey Coram
Verilog-A is the standard language for compact model development and implementation.
This talk provides some background on the rationale for and development of Verilog-A,
summarizes the current...
ECE 695A Lecture 37: Radiation Induced Damage – An overview
20 Apr 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Muhammad Alam
Introduction and short history of radiation damage
Radiation damage in various types of components
Sources of radiation
A basic calculation and simulation...