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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.
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.
15-Band Spectral Envelope Function Formalism Applied to Broken Gap Tunnel Field-Effect Transistors
01 Nov 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Devin Verreck, Maarten Van de Put, Anne Verhulst, Bart Soree, G. Groeseneken, Ashish Dabral
IWCE 2015 presentation.
2010 MNTL UIUC Symposium Lecture 1 - Milton Feng at 60 : The Metamorphosis of the Transistor into a Laser
09 Aug 2010 | | Contributor(s):: Nick Holonyak, Jr
2010 MNTL UIUC Symposium Lecture 2 - Optoelectronics
09 Aug 2010 | | Contributor(s):: Russell D. Dupuis
2010 MNTL UIUC Symposium Lecture 3 - Large Scale InP Photonic Integrated Circuits
24 Aug 2010 | | Contributor(s):: Frederick A. Kish, Jr.
2010 MNTL UIUC Symposium Lecture 4 - MicroElectronics
09 Aug 2010 | | Contributor(s):: Shyh-Chiang Shen
2010 MNTL UIUC Symposium Lecture 5 - Device Scaling
24 Aug 2010 | | Contributor(s):: Peter Apostolakis
2011 NCN Summer School: Welcome and Introduction
20 Jul 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Mark Lundstrom
A 3D Quantum Simulation of Silicon Nanowire Field-Effect Transistors
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17 Jan 2006 | | Contributor(s):: Mincheol Shin
As the device size of the conventional planar metal oxide semiconductor field effect transistor(MOSFET) shrinks into the deep sub micron regime, the device performance significantly degradesmainly due to the short-channel effect. The silicon nanowire field-effect transistor (SNWFET) isconsidered...
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.
A Multi-Scale Modeling Approach to Study Transport in Silicon Heterojunction Solar Cells
26 Oct 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Pradyumna Muralidharan, Dragica Vasileska, Stephen M. Goodnick, Stuart Bowden
IWCE 2015 presentation. Abstract and more information to be added at a later date.
A Personal Quest for Information
19 Feb 2004 | | Contributor(s):: Vwani P. Roychowdhury
This talk will report results and conclusions from my personal investigations into several different disciplines, carried out with the unifying intent of uncovering some of the fundamental principles that govern representation, processing, and the communication of information. The specific...
A Physical Model for Non-Ohmic Shunt Conduction and Metastability in Amorphous Silicon Solar Cells
15 Aug 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Sourabh Dongaonkar, Souvik Mahapatra, Karthik Yogendra, Muhammad Alam
In this talk we develop a coherent physics based understanding of the shunt leakage problem in a-Si:H cells, and discuss its implications on cell and module level.Sourabh Dongaonkar is with School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, INKarthik Y and Souvik...
A Primer on Quantum Computing
18 Oct 2006 | | Contributor(s):: David D. Nolte
Quantum computers would represent an exponential increase in computing power...if they can be built. This tutorial describes the theoretical background to quantum computing, its potential for several specific applications, and the demanding challenges facing practical implementation. The field...
A Primer on Semiconductor Device Simulation
23 Jan 2006 | | Contributor(s):: Mark Lundstrom
Computer simulation is now an essential tool for the research and development of semiconductor processes and devices, but to use a simulation tool intelligently, one must know what's "under the hood." This talk is a tutorial introduction designed for someone using semiconductor device simulation...
A Short Overview of the NEEDS Initiative
05 Jun 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Mark Lundstrom
The talk is a brief overview of the program that discusses the rationale, status, and plans for NEEDS.
A Top-Down Introduction to the NEGF Approach
14 Jun 2004 | | Contributor(s):: Mark Lundstrom
A Top-Down Introduction to the NEGF Approach
A Tutorial for Nanoelectronics Simulation Tools
03 Jul 2007 | | Contributor(s):: James K Fodor, Jing Guo
This learning module introduces nanoHUB users to some of the available simulators. The simulators discussed are FETToy, nanoMOS, Schred, CNTbands, and QDot Lab. For each simulator, a brief introduction to the simulator is presented, followed by voiced presentations featuring the simulator in...
A Tutorial Introduction to Negative-Capacitor Landau Transistors: Perspectives on the Road Ahead
04 Dec 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Muhammad A. Alam
In this talk, I use a simple graphical approach to demystify the device and explain why the experimental results are easy to misinterpret. Since the NC-FET is just a special case of a much broader class of phase-change devices and systems (e.g., transistors, memories, MEMS, logic-in-memory...
Adventures with Oxide Interfaces: Electronics, Magnetism, Memory, Energy and Biology
25 Feb 2016 | | Contributor(s):: T. Venky Venkatesan
In this talk I share a personal close up view of the evolution of this field and where I see it going. I will cover polar/non-polar oxide interface conductivity, defect induced magnetism, FE tunnel junctions and some recent work on bio-oxide interfaces.