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 (281-300 of 980)

  1. 2011 NCN Summer School: Welcome and Introduction

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

  2. Lecture 1: Introduction to Near-equilibrium Transport

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

    A short overview of the topics to be discussed in the following nine lectures in this short course on near-equilibrium transport.

  3. Solar Cells Lecture 3: Modeling and Simulation of Photovoltaic Devices and Systems

    20 Jul 2011 | | Contributor(s):: J. L. Gray

    Modeling and simulation play an important role in designing and optimizing PV systems. This tutorial is a broad overview of the topic including a look at detailed, numerical device simulation.

  4. The History of Semiconductor Heterostructures Research: From Early Double Heterostructure Concept to Modern Quantum Dot Structures

    11 Jul 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Zhores I. Alferov

    It would be very difficult today to imagine solid-state physics without semiconductor heterostructures. Semiconductor heterostructures and especially double heterostructures, including quantum wells, quantum wires and quantum dots, currently comprise the object of investigation of two thirds of...

  5. Taming Light and Electrons with Metamaterials

    11 Jul 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Nader Engheta

    In recent years, in my group we have been working on various aspects of metamaterials and plasmonic nano-optics. We have introduced and been developing the concept of "metatronics", i.e. metamaterial-inspired optical nanocircuitry, in which the three fields of "electronics", "photonics" and...

  6. Illinois ECE598XL Semiconductor Nanotechnology - 3 - Quantum Dots: Formation

    27 Jun 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Xiuling Li

  7. Illinois ECE598XL Semiconductor Nanotechnology - 2 - Nanostructure Epitaxial Growth Techniques

    27 Jun 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Xiuling Li

  8. Illinois ECE598XL Semiconductor Nanotechnology - 1 - Introduction to Nanotechnology

    27 Jun 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Xiuling Li

  9. Enhancing the Light-Matter Interaction with Optical Antennas

    02 Jun 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Lukas Novotny

    Optical antennas are devices designed to efficiently convert optical radiation into localized energy, and vice versa. They enhance the interaction between light and matter, and have the potential to boost the efficiency of optoelectronic devices ranging from light-emitting diodes to solar cells....

  10. Negative Bias Temperature Instability (NBTI) in p-MOSFETs: Characterization, Material/Process Dependence and Predictive Modeling (2011)

    11 May 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Souvik Mahapatra

    This is a presentation on Negative Bias Temperature Instability, or in short NBTI, observed in p channel MOSFET devices. Though NBTI has been discovered more than 40 years ago, in the last 10 years it has become a very important reliability concern as the industry moved from thicker SiO2 to...

  11. Illinois CNST Annual Nanotechnology Workshop 2010 Lecture 12: Multiscale Analysis of Silicon NEMS

    02 May 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Narayan Aluru

  12. Essential Aspects of Negative Bias Temperature Instability (NBTI)

    01 May 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Ahmad Ehteshamul Islam, Souvik Mahapatra, Muhammad Alam

    We develop a comprehensive theoretical framework for explaining the key and characteristic experimental signatures of NBTI. The framework is based on an uncorrelated dynamics of interface-defect creation/annihilation described by Reaction-Diffusion (R-D) theory and hole trapping/detrapping...

  13. Putting the Electron’s Spin to Work

    14 Apr 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Daniel Ralph

    I will discuss recent progress in experimental techniques to control the orientations of nanoscale magnetic moments and electron spins, and to use these new means of control for applications. One powerful new capability arises from the fact that thin magnetic layers can act as filters for spins.

  14. Illinois Nano EP Seminar Series Spring 2010 - Lecture 8: Quantum Dot and Nanopore Lasers

    12 Apr 2011 | | Contributor(s):: James J. Coleman

    We describe the growth, processing, and characteristics of self‐assembled andpatterned quantum dot and nanopore lasers that exhibit interesting effects arising from reduction of the active medium to the quantum regime (

  15. Illinois Nano EP Seminar Series Spring 2010 - Lecture 6: Honing Scanned Probe Lithography for Atomic-Fidelity Patterning

    12 Apr 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Scott Schmucker

    Single walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) possess extraordinary electrical properties, with many possible applications in electronics. Dense,horizontally aligned arrays of linearly configured SWNTs represent perhaps the most attractive and scalable way to implement this class ofnanomaterial in...

  16. The Elusive Spin Transistor

    11 Apr 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Supriyo Datta

    This presentation is a short introductory tutorial on spin-transistors.

  17. Control of Spin Precession in a Datta-Das Transistor Structure

    11 Apr 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Hyun Cheol Koo

    Transistors Switch onto Spin Using the spin of an electron in addition to, or instead of, the charge properties is believed to have many benefits in terms of speed, power-cost, and integration density over conventional electronic circuits. At the heart of the field of spintronics has been a...

  18. Tutorial 4a: High Bias Quantum Transport in Resonant Tunneling Diodes

    29 Mar 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Gerhard Klimeck

    Outline:Resonant Tunneling Diodes - NEMO1D: Motivation / History / Key InsightsOpen 1D Systems: Transmission through Double Barrier Structures - Resonant TunnelingIntroduction to RTDs: Linear Potential DropIntroduction to RTDs: Realistic Doping ProfilesIntroduction to RTDs: Relaxation Scattering...

  19. Tutorial 4c: Formation of Bandstructure in Finite Superlattices (Exercise Session)

    29 Mar 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Gerhard Klimeck

    How does bandstructure occur? How large does a repeated system have to be? How does a finite superlattice compare to an infinite superlattice?

  20. Tutorial 4d: Formation of Bandstructure in Finite Superlattices (Exercise Demo)

    29 Mar 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Gerhard Klimeck

    Demonstration of thePiece-Wise Constant Potential Barriers Tool.