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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.
Huckel-IV on the nanoHub
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16 Feb 2005 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Magnus Paulsson, Ferdows Zahid, Supriyo Datta
Understanding Molecular Conduction
15 Feb 2005 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Supriyo Datta
It is common to differentiate between two ways of building a nanodevice: a topdown approach where we start from something big and chisel out what we want and a
bottom-up approach where we start...
Quantum Chemistry Part I
15 Feb 2005 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark A. Ratner
This tutorial will provide an overview of electronic structure calculations from a
chemist's perspective. This will include a review of the basic electronic structure
Probing Molecular Conduction with Scanning Probe Microscopy
15 Feb 2005 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark Hersam
This tutorial will provide an overview of scanning probe microscopy (SPM) and
its application towards problems in molecular conduction. In an effort to communicate
the power and limitations of...
Exponential Challenges, Exponential Rewards - The Future of Moore's Law
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14 Dec 2004 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Shekhar Borkar
Three exponentials have been the foundation of today's electronics, which are often taken for granted—namely transistor density, performance, and energy. Moore's Law captures the impact of...
NEMO 1-D: The First NEGF-based TCAD Tool and Network for Computational Nanotechnology
04 Nov 2004 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Gerhard Klimeck
Nanotechnology has received a lot of public attention since U.S. President Clinton announced the U.S.
National Nanotechnology Initiative. New approaches to applications in electronics,...
Electronic Transport in Semiconductors (Introductory Lecture)
26 Aug 2004 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark Lundstrom
Welcome to the ECE 656 Introductory lecture. The objective of the course is to develop a clear, physical understanding of charge carrier transport in bulk semiconductors and in small semiconductor...
Exploiting the Electronic Properties of Proteins: An Approach to Nanoscale Electronics
26 Jul 2004 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Ron Reifenberger
Exploiting the Electronic Properties of Protiens: An Approach to Nanoscale Electronics
Faster Materials versus Nanoscaled Si and SiGe: A Fork in the Roadmap?
22 Jul 2004 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Jerry M. Woodall
Strained Si and SiGe MOSFET technologies face fundamental limits towards the end of this decade when the technology roadmap calls for gate dimensions of 45 nm headed for 22 nm. This fact, and...
Control of Exchange Interaction in a Double Dot System
13 Jul 2004 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mike Stopa
As Rolf Landauer observed in 1960, information is physical. As a consequence, the transport and processing of information must obey the laws of physics. It therefore makes sense to base the laws...
Digital Electronics: Fundamental Limits and Future Prospects
13 Apr 2004 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Konstantin K. Likharev
I will review some old and some recent work on the fundamental (and not so fundamental) limits imposed by physics of electron devices on their density and power consumption.
A Personal Quest for Information
13 Apr 2004 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Vwani P. Roychowdhury
This talk will report results and conclusions from my personal investigations into several different disciplines, carried out with the unifying intent of uncovering some of the fundamental...
Nanoelectronics and the Future of Microelectronics
12 Apr 2004 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark Lundstrom
Progress in silicon technology continues to outpace the historic pace of Moore's Law, but the end of device scaling now seems to be only 10-15 years away. As a result, there is intense interest in...
Electronic Transport in Semi-conducting Carbon Nanotube Transistor Devices
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12 Apr 2004 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Joerg Appenzeller
Recent demonstrations of high performance carbon nanotube field-effect transistors (CNFETs) highlight their potential for a future nanotube-based electronics. Besides being just a nanometer in...
Quantum-dot Cellular Automata
12 Apr 2004 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Craig S. Lent
The multiple challenges presented by the problem of scaling transistor sizes are all related to the fact that transistors encode binary information by the state of a current switch. What is...
Towards a Terahertz Solid State Bloch Oscillator
12 Apr 2004 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): S. James Allen
The concepts of Bloch oscillation and Zener breakdown are fundamental to electron motion in periodic potentials and were described in the earliest theoretical developments of electron transport in...
Molecular Electronics Pathway for Molecular Memory Devices
12 Apr 2004 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Ranganathan Shashidhar
We have been developing a scale molecular electronic device using a 30 nm sized plant virus particle as the scaffold. This talk describes the bioengineering aspects of how the virus particle is...
Electronic Transport Through Self-Assembled Monolayers
12 Apr 2004 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Takhee Lee
Characterization of charge transport in molecular scale electronic devices has to date shown exquisite sensitivity to specifics of device fabrication and preparation. Thus, intrinsic molecular...
Contacting Molecules - Chemistry in Molecular Electronics
12 Apr 2004 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Ilona Kretzschmar
The study of the basic electron transport mechanism through molecular systems has been made accessible by fabrication techniques that create metallic contacts to a small number of organic...
Inelastic Effects in Molecular Conduction
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03 Feb 2004 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Abraham Nitzan
Molecular electron transfer, as treated by the Marcus theory, strongly depends on nuclear motion as a way to achieve critical configurations in which charge rearrangement is possible. The electron...