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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.
Nanoscale Transistors Lecture 4: MOS Electrostatics
19 Jul 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark Lundstrom
Nanoscale Transistors Lecture 5: Transport - ballistic, diffusive, non-local, and quantum
Nanoscale Transistors Lecture 6: Ballistic Model
Nanoscale Transistors Lecture 7: Comparison to Experimental Results
Nanoscale Transistors Lecture 8: Connection to Traditional Model
Nanoscale Transistors Lecture 9: Scattering and Transmission
Nanoscale Transistors Lecture 10: Scattering Model
Nanoscale Transistors Lecture 11: MOSFET Limits and Possibilities
NEMO5 Tutorial 5C: Quantum Dots with Strain and Electronic Wave Functions
18 Jul 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Yuling Hsueh
NEMO5 Tutorial 5B: Strain
18 Jul 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Hesameddin Ilatikhameneh
Learn how the NEMO5 strain solver works.
NEMO5 Tutorial 4B: Device Modeling - Metals
18 Jul 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Ganesh Krishna Hegde
Describes some of the modifications made to NEMO5 to include Nth nearest neighbor interactions so that metal electronic structure and transport can be studied. Also includes instructions on how to...
NEMO5 Tutorial 7: Using NEMO5 to Quantitatively Predict Topological Insulator Behaviour
18 Jul 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Parijat Sengupta
NEMO5 Tutorial 6A: Device Simulation - Transport (Double Gate)
18 Jul 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mehdi Salmani Jelodar, Seung Hyun Park, Zhengping Jiang, Tillmann Christoph Kubis, Michael Povolotskyi, Gerhard Klimeck
NEMO5 Tutorial 1: NEMO5 Technical Overview
18 Jul 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): James Fonseca
This tutorial goes over the following topics:
Run a job on workspace
NEMO5 Tutorial 2: Input and Output
18 Jul 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Michael Povolotskyi
NEMO5 Tutorial 4D: NEMO5 Python Solvers
17 Jul 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Daniel F Mejia
This tutorial presents a brief introduction to PythonSolvers, a way to expand NEMO5 functionality using Python. Basic principles and a walk through are presented.
NEMO5 Tutorial 5A: Devi ce Simulation - Quantum Dots
17 Jul 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Jean Michel D Sellier
This presentation introduces the capabilities of NEMO5 to simulate quantum dots.
NEMO5 Tutorial 3: Models
This tutorial presents the models implemented in NEMO5. A description on how the solvers interact with each other is reported along with the options of the various solvers. An example on how to...
NEMO5 Overview Presentation
17 Jul 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Tillmann Christoph Kubis, Michael Povolotskyi, Jean Michel D Sellier, James Fonseca, Gerhard Klimeck
This presentation gives an overview of the current functionality of NEMO5.
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...