Tags: nanoelectronics


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.

Online Presentations (241-260 of 980)

  1. Polarization Response of Multi-layer InAs Quantum Dot Stacks

    25 Oct 2011 | 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 analyse the polarization response of multi-layer quantum dot stacks containing up to nine quantum...

  2. ECE 656 Lecture 16: The BTE - with B-Fields

    20 Oct 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Mark Lundstrom

    Outline:ReviewB-fieldsHall effectLarge B-fieldsSummary

  3. ECE 656 Lecture 15: The BTE - Transport Coefficients

    18 Oct 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Mark Lundstrom

    Outline:IntroductionConductivityDrift currentDiffusion currentDiscussionSummary

  4. ECE 656 Lecture 14: The Boltzmann Transport Equation

    14 Oct 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Mark Lundstrom

    Outline:IntroductionEquation of motionThe BTESolving the s.s. BTEDiscussionSummary

  5. ECE 656 Lecture 13: Phonon Transport

    05 Oct 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Mark Lundstrom

    Outline:IntroductionElectrons and PhononsGeneral model for heat conductionThermal conductivityDebye modelScatteringDiscussionSummary

  6. ECE 656 Lecture 8: More about Resistance

    03 Oct 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Mark Lundstrom

    Outline:ReviewDiscussionpower dissipationvoltage dropn-type vs. p-type“apparent” mobility1D and 3D resistorsGraphene: A case studySummary

  7. ECE 656 Lecture 12: Scattering and Transmission

    30 Sep 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Mark Lundstrom

    Outline:IntroductionPhysics of carrier scatteringTransmission and mfpMFP and scatteringDiscussionSummary

  8. ECE 656 Lecture 10: Thermoelectric Effects - (Electronic) Heat Flow

    26 Sep 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Mark Lundstrom

    Outline:IntroductionHeat transport by current flowMathematical formulationDiscussionSummary

  9. ECE 656 Lecture 11: Coupled Current Equations and Thermoelectric Devices

    23 Sep 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Mark Lundstrom

    Outline:IntroductionCoupled flow equationsThermoelectric devicesDiscussionSummary

  10. ECE 656 Lecture 9: Thermoelectric Effects - Charge Flow

    23 Sep 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Mark Lundstrom

    Outline:IntroductionCharge transport in a temperature gradientMathematical formulationDiscussionSummary

  11. ECE 656 Lecture 6: Near-Equilibrium Transport in the Bulk

    20 Sep 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Mark Lundstrom

  12. ECE 656 Lecture 5: Modes and Transmission

    16 Sep 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Mark Lundstrom


  13. ECE 656 Lecture 7: Resistance - Ballistic to Diffusive

    16 Sep 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Mark Lundstrom

    Outline:Review2D ballistic resistors2D diffusive resistorsDiscussionSummary

  14. Optimum Morphology and Performance Gains of Organic Solar Cells

    09 Sep 2011 | | 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 for exciton harvesting, but carrier recombination at the distributed interfaces and variability...

  15. ECE 656 Lecture 4: General Model for Transport

    07 Sep 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Mark Lundstrom

    Outline:The modelNear-equilibrium transportDiscussionSummary

  16. ECE 656 Lecture 3: Density of States

    07 Sep 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Mark Lundstrom

    Outline:Density of statesExample: grapheneDiscussionSummary

  17. ECE 656 Lecture 2: Sums in k-Space/Integrals in Energy Space

    07 Sep 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Mark Lundstrom

    Outline:Density of states in k-spaceExampleWorking in energy spaceDiscussionSummary

  18. Solar Cells Lecture 4: What is Different about Thin-Film Solar Cells?

    29 Aug 2011 | | 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 crystalline solar cells.

  19. Solar Cells Lecture 5: Organic Photovoltaics

    29 Aug 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Muhammad A. Alam

    Organic solar cells make use of low-cost organic polymers forphotovoltaics. Although these solar cells may appear to be quitedifferent from solar cells made with conventional, inorganicsemiconductors (e.g. they make use of exciton generation rather than electron-hole generation) this...

  20. Spin Transport and Topological Insulators I

    29 Aug 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Supriyo Datta

    A major development of the last two decades, the physical and conceptual integration of what used to be two distinct unrelated fields, namely spintronics and magnetics.