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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.
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...
Tutorial 4c: Formation of Bandstructure in Finite Superlattices (Exercise Session)
How does bandstructure occur? How large does a repeated system have to be? How does a finite superlattice compare to an infinite superlattice?
Tutorial 4d: Formation of Bandstructure in Finite Superlattices (Exercise Demo)
Demonstration of thePiece-Wise Constant Potential Barriers Tool.
Tutorial 2: A Bottom-Up View of Heat Transfer in Nanomaterials
23 Mar 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Timothy S Fisher
This lecture provides a theoretical development of the transport of thermal energy by conduction in nanomaterials. The physical nature of energy transport by two carriers—electrons and phonons--will be explored from basic principles using a common Landauer framework. Issues including the quantum...
Tutorial 1: Electrical Fluctuations at the Nanoscale
23 Mar 2011 | | Contributor(s):: N.S.Vidhyadhiraja
This lecture will review the phenomenology and theoretical approaches associated with the study of electrical current fluctuations.
Illinois CNST Annual Nanotechnology Workshop 2010 Lecture 8: Nanoplasmonic Lasers
11 Mar 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Shun Lien Chuang
Illinois CNST Annual Nanotechnology Workshop 2010 Lecture 11: A Multiscale Computational Framework for Modeling of Nanomaterials
11 Mar 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Arif Masud
Illinois CNST Annual Nanotechnology Workshop 2010 Lecture 6: Carbon–Based Nanoelectronics, Fundamental Issues
11 Mar 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Joe Lyding
Mathematica for CUDA and OpenCL Programming
07 Mar 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Ulises Cervantes-Pimentel, Abdul Dakkak
In the latest release of Mathematica 8, a large number of programming tools for GPU computing are available. In this presentation, new tools for CUDA and OpenCL programming will be explored. Several applications, including image processing, medical imaging, multi-gpu, statistics and finance will...
Illinois Nano EP Seminar Series Spring 2010 - Lecture 1: Hetero-epitaxy of III-V Compounds on Silicon Substrates by MOCVD for Device Applications
23 Feb 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Kei May Lau
III-V compounds have established their niches in optoelectronic, high-frequency and high-speed device applications that cannot be matched by Si electronics. However, Si has been and will remain the workhorse inthe semiconductor industry. To further improve the performance and extend the...
Illinois Nano EP Seminar Series Spring 2010 - Lecture 2: Spin Transistor and Beyond
23 Feb 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Supriyo Datta
Electronic devices have traditionally been based on controlling the flow of charge. However, electrons carry both charge and "spin", thelatter being responsible for magnetic phenomena. In the last ten years there have been significant advances in our ability to control the spin current in...
Illinois Nano EP Seminar Series Spring 2010 - Lecture 3: Characterization and Modeling of Transport in Single Walled Carbon Nanotube Films for Device Applications
23 Feb 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Ashkan Behnam
Single‐walled carbon nanotube (CNT) films are transparent, conductive, and flexible materials. These films have uniform physical and electronic properties, and can be mass produced in a cost effective manner. Due to these favorable properties, they have been suggested for various applications...
Illinois Nano EP Seminar Series Spring 2010 - Lecture 4: Materials and Mechanics for Bio-Integrated Electronics
23 Feb 2011 | | Contributor(s):: John Rogers, Omar N Sobh
Illinois CNST Annual Nanotechnology Workshop 2010 Lecture 2: Current Progress and Future Opportunities in Nanotechnology
10 Feb 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Mihail "Mike" Roco
OPV: Synthesis and Nanostructure Control of All-conjugated Diblock Copolymers for the Application of Organic Electronic Devices
31 Jan 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Yue Zhang
This presentation was part of the "Organic Photovoltaics: Experiment andTheory" workshop at the 2010 Users' Meeting of the Molecular Foundry andthe National Center for Electron Microscopy, both DOE-funded ResearchCenters at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
OPV: Conjugated Polymer Design and Chemistry for Organic Photovoltaics
31 Jan 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Claire H Woo
This presentation was part of the "Organic Photovoltaics: Experiment and Theory" workshop at the 2010 Users' Meeting of the Molecular Foundry and the National Center for Electron Microscopy, both DOE-funded Research Centers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
OPV: Morphology and Interfaces in Organic Photovoltaics
31 Jan 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Michael Chabinyc
OPV: Time Domain Ab Initio Studies of Organic-Inorganic Composites for Solar Cells
31 Jan 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Oleg Prezhdo
Nano*High: The Birth and Early Evolution of the Universe
31 Jan 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Alex Filippenko
Nano*High: Got Plastic? What Saran Wrap & Renewable Energy Generation Have in Common
31 Jan 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Rachel Segalman, Eric Isaacs, Jeffrey B. Neaton
Rachel Segalman is an Associate Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at UC Berkeley and a Faculty Scientist at LBNL.Nano*HighThe Molecular FoundryLawrence Berkeley National LaboratoryNano*High gratefully acknowledges QB3, the California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences for...