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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.
In Search of a Better MEMS-Switch: An Elementary theory of how nanostructured dielectrics may soften landing, increase travel range, and decrease energy dissipation
06 Jun 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Muhammad Alam
In this talk, I will discuss an elementary theory of the role of nanostructured electrodes in addressing some of the challenges from a fundamentally different perspective. The goal is to start a...
Illinois Nano EP Seminar Series Fall 2011: Current Status of Coherent Large-Scale InP Photonic Integrated Circuits
02 May 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Frederick A. Kish, Jr.
The current state-of-the-art for large-scale lnP photonic integrated circuits (PICs) is reviewed with a focus on the devices and technologies that are driving the commercial scaling of these...
Quantum Dot based Photonic Devices
01 Apr 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Muhammad Usman
Deployment of nanometer-sized semiconductor quantum dots (QDs) in the active region of
photonic devices such as lasers, semiconductor optical amplifiers (SOA's), photo-detectors etc.
Negative Bias Temperature Instability (NBTI) in p-MOSFETs: The Impact of Gate Insulator Processes (Part 2 of 3)
28 Mar 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Souvik Mahapatra
This presentation is part 2 on Negative Bias Temperature Instability (NBTI), observed in p channel MOSFET devices. Though NBTI has been discovered more than 40 years ago, in the last 10 years it...
Negative Bias Temperature Instability (NBTI) in p-MOSFETs: Predictive Modeling (Part 3 of 3)
This is a presentation on Negative Bias Temperature Instability (NBTI), observed in p channel MOSFET devices. Though NBTI has been discovered more than 40 years ago, in the last 10 years it has...
Negative Bias Temperature Instability (NBTI) in p-MOSFETs: Fast and Ultra-fast Characterization Methods (Part 1 of 3)
ECE 656 Lecture 41: Transport in a Nutshell
21 Feb 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark Lundstrom
ECE 656 Lecture 40: Ballistic Transport in Devices II
This lecture should be viewed in the 2006 teaching ECE 612 Lecture 10: The Ballistic MOSFET
ECE 656 Lecture 37: Non-Local Transport
This lecture should be viewed in the 2009 teaching ECE 656 Lecture 33: Non-Local Transport
ECE 656 Lecture 33: Heterostructures
Review of L31
Carrier temperature and heat flux
ECE 656 Lecture 34a: Monte Carlo Simulation I
Review of carrier scattering
Simulating carrier trajectories
Update after collision
Putting it all together
ECE 656 Lecture 34b: Monte Carlo Simulation II
nanoHUB-U FoN Quantum Models: Scientific Overview
14 Feb 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Supriyo Datta
ECE 656 Lecture 30: Balance Equation Approach I
09 Feb 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark Lundstrom
This lecture should be viewed in the 2009 teaching ECE 656 Lecture 28: Balance Equation Approach I
ECE 656 Lecture 39: Ballistic Transport in Devices I
Transport across a barrier
Transport across a thin base
ECE 656 Lecture 36: High-field Transport
Qualitative features of high field transport
Electron temperature model
Survey of results
Illinois 2011: Dr. Xiuling Li - Industry vs. Research
26 Jan 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Xiuling Li, Nadia Jassim
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles,...
Illinois 2011: Dr. Xiuling Li - Experience with NanoHub
26 Jan 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Nadia Jassim, Xiuling Li
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