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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.'
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19 Feb 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 principles …
Nanoelectronics and the Future of Microelectronics
22 Aug 2002 | 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 …
Nanoelectronic Scaling Tradeoffs: What does Physics Have to Say?
23 Sep 2003 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Victor Zhirnov
Beyond CMOS, several completely new approaches to information-processing and data-storage technologies and architectures are emerging to address the timeframe beyond the current SIA International …
Electronic Transport in Semi-conducting Carbon Nanotube Transistor Devices
16 Oct 2003 | 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
24 Nov 2003 | 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 required …
Towards a Terahertz Solid State Bloch Oscillator
29 Jan 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
06 Feb 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
25 Feb 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 band …
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 molecules. …
Inelastic Effects in Molecular Conduction
12 Apr 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 …
nanoHUB-U FoN Basic Concepts: Scientific Overview -- Self Paced
08 Jan 2013 | Online Presentations
nanoHUB-U NT L4.1: The Quasi-Ballistic Nanotransistor - Carrier Scattering in Semiconductors -- Self Paced
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