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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.
Short-Wavelength Spin-Wave Generation by a Microstrip Line
17 Sep 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Adam Papp, Wolfgang Porod
IWCE 2015 presentation. We investigate the use of microstrip lines for short-wavelength spin-wave generation in magnetic thin films. We use micromagnetic and electromagnetic simulations to estimate the generated wave amplitudes for different geometries and at different frequencies. Our...
Self-Consistent Field and Master Equation Approach to Calculating the Dielectric Function of Graphene
17 Sep 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Farhad Karimi, Irena Knezevic
IWCE 2015 presentation. Abstract and more information to be added at a later date.
Along for the Ride: Reflections on the Past, Present, and Future of Nanoelectronics
25 Jun 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Mark Lundstrom
A Crash Course in Nanophotonic Simulations
18 Jun 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Peter Bermel
This seminar will cover rapid, scalable computational methods used in simulating optical reflection,transmission, and absorption in complex structures. After a brief survey of the tools available, the S4 simulation tool will be demonstrated in detail.
Failures in Photovoltaic Modules
21 Apr 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Peter Bermel
In this talk, I will discuss some of the major sources of performance degradation for common glass-encapsulated PV modules, including crystalline silicon and thin films. The greatest reliability challenges have occurred in the latter, with recent studies showing that thin-film modules operating...
Atomistic Simulations of Materials Chemistry: From Nanoelectronics to Energetics
07 Apr 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Alejandro Strachan
Presentation slides with embedded videos are available for download. Please see the Support Docs tab.
The Ultimate Scaling Limit - A Deterministic Single Atom Transistor
10 Mar 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Gerhard Klimeck
A talk by Dr. Gerhard Klimeck, Director of nanoHUB.org, Purdue University, Founder of NEMOco, LLC @ the University of Michigan.
Thermoreflectance Imaging, Copper Via Reliability and Non- Local Thermal Transport
05 Mar 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Ali Shakouri
Symmetry, Dimension, and Spin: Understanding transport in 2D 'phosphorene'
03 Mar 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Ian Appelbaum
Despite its low atomic number and inversion symmetry, recent electronic measurements demonstrate that (group-IV) graphene has a greatly disappointing spin lifetime, corroborated by theory showing strong spin-flip scattering by flexural (out-of-plane) phonons. There exists a class of...
Unit Operations of Nanomanufacturing
23 Feb 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Roger T. Bonnecaze
Presented is an initial list of these unit operations and discuss the needs and opportunities for modeling and simulating them. We also present detailed results for unit operations and simulation tools for: 1) imprint lithography; 2) directed self-assembly of spherical and rectangular particles...
nanoHUB-U Fundamentals of Nanoelectronics A: Basic Concepts: Scientific Overview
21 Feb 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Supriyo Datta
This video is the Scientific Overview for the nanoHUB-U course "Fundamentals of Nanoelectronics Part A: Basic Concepts" by Supriyo Datta.
RF Solid-State Vibrating Transistors
15 Feb 2014 | | Contributor(s):: Dana Weinstein
In this talk, I will discuss the Resonant Body Transistor (RBT), which can be integrated into a standard CMOS process. The first hybrid RF MEMS-CMOS resonators in Si at the transistor level of IBM’s SOI CMOS process, without any post-processing or packaging will be described. ...
ECE 612 Lecture 9: Subthreshold Conduction
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25 Jan 2014 | | Contributor(s):: Mark Lundstrom
Please view ECE 612 Lecture 12: Subthreshold Conduction from the 2006 teaching.
ECE 612 Lecture 10: Threshold Voltage and MOSFET Capacitances
Please view ECE 612 Lecture 13: Threshold Voltage and MOSFET Capacitances from the 2006 teaching.
Tunnel FETs - Device Physics and Realizations
10 Jul 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Joachim Knoch
Here, the operating principles of TFETs will be discussed in detail and experimental realizations as well as simulation results will be presented. In particular, the role of the injecting source contact will be elaborated on.
The Road Ahead for Carbon Nanotube Transistors
09 Jul 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Aaron Franklin
In this talk, recent advancements in the nanotube transistor field will be reviewed, showing why CNTFETs are worth considering now more than ever. Then, the material- and device-related challenges to realizing a nanotube-driven digital technology will be covered.
Introduction to Compact Models and Circuit Simulation
21 Jun 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Jaijeet Roychowdhury
With NEEDS introduction by Mark Lundstrom. This talk contains a brief introduction to Verilog-A and suggests some initial guidelines for writing Verilog-A versions of NEEDS models.
Introduction to Compact Models and Circuit Simulation
19 Jun 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Tianshi Wang, Jaijeet Roychowdhury
The presentation is a gentle introduction to compact models, basic circuit simulation concepts, and flows for developing compact models. The roadmap for the NEEDS-SPICE platform, being developed to ease the process of developing simulation-ready compact models for novel nanodevices, is briefly...
Guidelines for Writing NEEDS-certified Verilog-A Compact Models
This talk contains a brief introduction to Verilog-A and suggests some initial guidelines for writing Verilog-A versions of NEEDS models. For more about the history of Verilog-A and additional guidelines for writing Verilog-A models, see the presentation by Drs. Geoffrey Coram and Colin McAndrew.
19 Jun 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Mark Lundstrom
NEEDS is an initiative supported by the National Science Foundation and the Semiconductor Research Corporation with a mission to develop the critical missing link needed to transform nanoelectronic materials and device research into electronic systems – physics-based compact models for...