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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.
Robust Computing Systems: From Today to the N3XT 1,000×
08 May 2019 | | Contributor(s):: Subhasish Mitra
This talk presents an overview of my group’s research in the above areas, and particularly emphasizes complexity and performance.
Fractal Views on Quantum Materials
08 May 2019 | | Contributor(s):: Erica W. Carlson
Carlson will discuss how understanding the formation of these patterns is vital to our understanding of electronic properties and to our eventual technological control of quantum matter.
Wearable Sweat Sensors - Towards Big Data for Human Health
04 Apr 2019 | | Contributor(s):: Ali Javey
In this talk, I will present our recent advancements on fully-integrated perspiration analysis system that can simultaneously measure sweat rate, metabolites, electrolytes and heavy metals, as well as the skin temperature to calibrate the sensors' response.
Bandstructure Effects in Nano Devices With NEMO: from Basic Physics to Real Devices and to Global Impact on nanoHUB.org
08 Mar 2019 | | Contributor(s):: Gerhard Klimeck
This presentation will intuitively describe how bandstructure is modified at the nanometer scale and what some of the consequences are on the device performance.
Organic Photonics and Electronics: The Endless Frontier
21 Feb 2019 | | Contributor(s):: Bernard Kippelen
In this talk, we will discuss how printable organic conjugated semiconducting molecules and polymers are creating new disruptive technologies that are impacting all industries. We will present recent advances in various solid-state device platforms including, organic light-emitting diodes...
The Development and Use of Dopants to Modulate the Electrical Properties of Conjugated Polymers
05 Feb 2019 | | Contributor(s):: Seth R. Marder
In this talk we will report on recent developments pertaining to surface modifiers and both n‐ and p‐dopants that could impact the charge injection/collection processes in organic light emitting diodes, organic field effect transistors, and organic photovoltaic and hybrid organic/inorganic...
Garment-Integrated Technologies Created Using Reactive Vapor Deposition
10 Jan 2019 | | Contributor(s):: Trisha Andrew
Off-the-shelf garments, textiles and threads/yarns, can be nondestructively transformed into electronic circuit components using reactive vapor deposition. Selected technologies created using vapor-coated fibers and textiles will be described...
Creating Inflections: DARPA’s Electronics Resurgence Initiative
09 Jan 2019 | | Contributor(s):: William Chappell
p-bits for Probabilistic Spin Logic (PSL): A Brief Introduction
02 Jul 2018 | | Contributor(s):: Supriyo Datta
Digital electronics is based on stable bits that can have one of two values, 0 and 1. At the other extreme we have quantum computing using using q-bits that can be in superposition states that are 0 and 1 at the same time. In our recent work we have introduced a concept that is intermediate...
p-bits for Probabilistic Spin Logic (PSL)
10 May 2018 | | Contributor(s):: Supriyo Datta
How is Nanotechnology Changing the Electronics Industry?
16 Feb 2018 | | Contributor(s):: Osama O Awadelkarim, NACK Network
Quantum Spins in the Solid-State: An Atomistic Material-to-Device Modeling Approach
30 Aug 2017 | | Contributor(s):: Rajib Rahman
In this talk, I will present an atomistic modeling approach that combines intrinsic material and extrinsic device properties under a unified framework to describe spins and their interactions with theenvironment. This approach captures important spin properties such as exchange, spin-orbit,...
Spin-Orbitronics: A Route to Control Magnets via Spin-Orbit Interaction
21 Jul 2017 | | Contributor(s):: Upadhyaya, Pramey
In this talk, I will present this “spin-orbitronic” control for various magnetic systems. In particular, we will focus on the example of spin-orbit-induced manipulation of magnetic domain walls and skyrmions, i.e. particle-like magnetic configurations capable of storing and...
Building a Topological Quantum Computer 101
20 Jun 2017 | | Contributor(s):: Michael Freedman
Michael Freeman shares his perspective on how we should approach building a quantum computer, starting with the mathematical roots and moving through the physics to concrete engineering and materials growth challenges on which success will hinge. He will then discuss a new, enhanced,...
Soft, Biocompatible Optoelectronic Interfaces to the Brain
08 Jun 2017 | | Contributor(s):: John A. Rogers
In this talk, we will describe foundational concepts in physics and materials science for these types of technologies, in 1D, 2D and 3D architectures. Examples in system level demonstrations include experiments on freely moving animals with ‘cellular-scale’, injectable optofluidic...
Circuits on Cellulose: From Transistors to LEDs, from Displays to Microfluidics on Paper
14 Feb 2017 | | Contributor(s):: Andrew Steckl
In this lecture I will review the use of cellulose-based paper as a material in a variety of electronic (and related) applications, including transistors, light emitting diodes, displays, microfluidics. Paper is a very attractive material for many device applications: very low cost, available in...
Topological Spintronics: from the Haldane Phase to Spin Devices
31 Jan 2017 | | Contributor(s):: Nitin Samarth
e provide a perspective on the recent emergence of “topological spintronics,” which relies on the existence of helical Dirac electrons in condensed matter. Spin‐ and angle‐resolved photoemission spectroscopy shows how the spin texture of these electronic states can be engineered using...
Modeling of Inter-ribbon Tunneling in Graphene
11 Nov 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Maarten Van de Put, William Gerard Hubert Vandenberghe, Massimo V Fischetti
IWCE presentation. In this paper we investigate the finite-size effect in nano-scaled graphene flakes. Improving on the bulk description, and because the structures are – atomistically speaking – large in size, we use the empirical pseudopotential method.
NEMO5, a Parallel, Multiscale, Multiphysics Nanoelectronics Modeling Tool
: From Basic Physics to Real Devices and to Global Impact on nanoHUB.org
10 Nov 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Gerhard Klimeck
The Nanoelectronic Modeling tool suite NEMO5 is aimed to comprehend the critical multi-scale, multi-physics phenomena and deliver results to engineers, scientists, and students through efficient computational approaches. NEMO5’s general software framework easily includes any kind of...
Low Temperature Enhancement of the Thermoelectric Seebeck Coefficient in Semiconductor Nanoribbons
09 Nov 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Kommini Adithya, Zlatan Aksamija
IWCE 2015 Presentation. We propose a novel approach to achieving a narrow window-shaped TDF through a combination of a step-like 2-dimensional density-of-states (DOS) and inelastic optical phonon scattering. A shift in the onset of scattering with respect to the step-like DOS creates a TDF which...