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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.
ECE 656 Lecture 20: Scattering II - Relaxation time approximation
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01 Nov 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark Lundstrom
Outline: Justification of the RTA Discussion 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, we …
ECE 656 Lecture 16: The BTE - with B-Fields
20 Oct 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark Lundstrom
Outline: Review B-fields Hall effect Large B-fields Summary
ECE 656 Lecture 15: The BTE - Transport Coefficients
18 Oct 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark Lundstrom
Outline: Introduction Conductivity Drift current Diffusion current Discussion Summary
ECE 656 Lecture 14: The Boltzmann Transport Equation
14 Oct 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark Lundstrom
Outline: Introduction Equation of motion The BTE Solving the s.s. BTE Discussion Summary
ECE 656 Lecture 13: Phonon Transport
05 Oct 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark Lundstrom
Outline: Introduction Electrons and Phonons General model for heat conduction Thermal conductivity Debye model Scattering Discussion Summary
ECE 656 Lecture 8: More about Resistance
03 Oct 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark Lundstrom
Outline: Review Discussion power dissipation voltage drop n-type vs. p-type “apparent” mobility 1D and 3D resistors Graphene: A case study Summary
ECE 656 Lecture 12: Scattering and Transmission
30 Sep 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark Lundstrom
Outline: Introduction Physics of carrier scattering Transmission and mfp MFP and scattering Discussion Summary
ECE 656 Lecture 10: Thermoelectric Effects - (Electronic) Heat Flow
26 Sep 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark Lundstrom
Outline: Introduction Heat transport by current flow Mathematical formulation Discussion Summary
ECE 656 Lecture 11: Coupled Current Equations and Thermoelectric Devices
23 Sep 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark Lundstrom
Outline: Introduction Coupled flow equations Thermoelectric devices Discussion Summary
ECE 656 Lecture 9: Thermoelectric Effects - Charge Flow
Outline: Introduction Charge transport in a temperature gradient Mathematical formulation Discussion Summary
ECE 656 Lecture 6: Near-Equilibrium Transport in the Bulk
20 Sep 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark Lundstrom
ECE 656 Lecture 5: Modes and Transmission
16 Sep 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark Lundstrom
Outline: Modes Transmission Discussion Summary
ECE 656 Lecture 7: Resistance - Ballistic to Diffusive
Outline: Review 2D ballistic resistors 2D diffusive resistors Discussion Summary
Optimum Morphology and Performance Gains of Organic Solar Cells
09 Sep 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Biswajit ray, Muhammad Alam
Morphology of light absorbing layer is known to dictate the power conversion efficiency of organic photovoltaic (OPV) cell. The innovation of bulk heterojunction (BHJ) led to significant improvement …
ECE 656 Lecture 4: General Model for Transport
07 Sep 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark Lundstrom
Outline: The model Near-equilibrium transport Discussion Summary
ECE 656 Lecture 3: Density of States
Outline: Density of states Example: graphene Discussion Summary
ECE 656 Lecture 2: Sums in k-Space/Integrals in Energy Space
Outline: Density of states in k-space Example Working in energy space Discussion Summary
Solar Cells Lecture 4: What is Different about Thin-Film Solar Cells?
29 Aug 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Muhammad A. Alam
Thin film solar cells promise acceptable efficiency at low cost. This tutorial examines the device physics of thin-film solar cells, which generally require a different type of analysis than …
Solar Cells Lecture 5: Organic Photovoltaics
Organic solar cells make use of low-cost organic polymers for photovoltaics. Although these solar cells may appear to be quite different from solar cells made with conventional, inorganic …
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