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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.
Calculation of phonon transmission in Si/PtSi heterostructures
25 Jan 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Jung Hyun Oh, Mincheol Shin
In this work we examine the suppression of phonon transport in another example, Si and SiPt heterostructures (3D). This heterostrucure is believed to have the benefit that the electrical conductance can be kept high while the phonon propagation is suppressed due to the large acoustic impedance...
Can numerical “experiments” INSPIRE physical experiments?
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20 Dec 2007 | | Contributor(s):: Supriyo Datta
This presentation was one of 13 presentations in the one-day forum, "Excellence in Computer Simulation," which brought together a broad set of experts to reflect on the future of computational science and engineering.
Carbon Nanotechnology: Scientific and Technological Issues
24 Feb 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Joe Lyding
Carbon nanotechnologies based on single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) and graphene (a single atomic layer of graphite) are being pursued for a wide range of technological applications ranging from chemical sensing to post-silicon nanoelectronics. A common thread is the need to atomistically...
Carbon-Based Nanoswitch Logic
21 Mar 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Stephen A. Campbell
This talk discusses a rather surprising possibility: the use of carbon-based materials such as carbon nanotubes and grapheneto make nanomechanical switches with at least an order of magnitude lower power dissipation than the low power CMOS options and performance between the various CMOS...
CdTe/CdS-BASED PHOTODIODE ARRAYS VIA SELECTIVE-AREA, CLOSE-SPACED SUBLIMATION
07 Dec 2006 | | Contributor(s):: Arev Gabriel Escobedo
In this talk, the deposition of dense arrays of CdTe/CdS photodiodes, via close-spaced sublimation, is presented for the first time. The previously reported ordered polycrystalline method was used to fabricate the photodiode arrays with the feature size ranging from 1 to 2 micrometers on a pitch...
Characterization of Colloids Using the BET method and X-ray Scattering
03 Aug 2006 | | Contributor(s):: Oluwaseyi Ogebule
Colloids are promising materials for a wide range of applications such as selective separations, catalytic processing, and enhanced chemical activity. However, these applications are limited without proper knowledge of colloidal bulk properties. Therefore, the characterization of colloids is...
Chemically Enhanced Carbon-Based Nanomaterials and Devices
25 Oct 2010 | | Contributor(s):: Mark Hersam
Carbon-based nanomaterials have attracted significant attention due to their potential to enable and/or improve applications such as transistors, transparent conductors, solar cells, batteries, and biosensors. This talk will delineate chemical strategies for enhancing the electronic and optical...
Choice of the Distribution Function
02 Jun 2006 | | Contributor(s):: Dragica Vasileska
Solid-State Theory and Semiconductor Transport Fundamentals
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...
07 Jul 2004 | | Contributor(s):: Mark Lundstrom
In non-specialist language, this talk introduces CMOS technology used for modern electronics. Beginning with an explanation of "CMOS," the speaker relates basic system considerations of transistor design and identifies future challenges for CMOS electronics. Anyone with an elementary...
CMOS-Nano Hybrid Technology: a nanoFPGA-related study
04 Apr 2007 | | Contributor(s):: Wei Wang
Dr. Wei Wang received his PhD degree in 2002 from Concordia University, Montreal, QC, Canada, in Electrical and Computer Engineering. From 2002 to 2004, he was an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada....
Comparison of PCPBT Lab and Periodic Potential Lab
10 Aug 2009 | | Contributor(s):: Abhijeet Paul, Samarth Agarwal, Gerhard Klimeck, Junzhe Geng
This small presentation provides information about the comparison performed for quantum wells made of GaAs and InAs in two different tools. This has been done to benchmark the results from completely two different sets of tools and validate the obtained results. In this presentation we provide...
Computational Methods for the Design of Bioinspired Systems that Employ Nanodevices
05 Nov 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Damien Querlioz, Adrien F. Vincent
IWCE 2015 session keynote presentation. Biological systems compute by exploiting the rich physics of their natural “nanodevices”. In electronics, it is therefore attractive to design bioinspired computing paradigms, which exploit device physics more deeply than digital logic, in order...
Computational Modeling: Experience from my Bell Lab Days
19 Dec 2007 | | Contributor(s):: Muhammad A. Alam
Computing the Horribleness of Soft Condensed Matter
19 Oct 2007 | | Contributor(s):: Eric Jakobsson
A great triumph of computer simulations 40 years ago was to make the liquid state of matter understandable in terms of physical interactions between individual molecules. Prior to the first simulations of liquid argon and liquid water in the 1960's, there was no quantitatively rigorous molecular...
Contacting Molecules - Chemistry in Molecular Electronics
12 Apr 2004 | | Contributor(s):: Ilona Kretzschmar
The study of the basic electron transport mechanism through molecular systems has been made accessible by fabrication techniques that create metallic contacts to a small number of organic molecules. In my talk, I will discuss some of the groundbreaking discoveries such as the measurement of the...
Control of Exchange Interaction in a Double Dot System
05 Feb 2004 | | Contributor(s):: Mike Stopa
As Rolf Landauer observed in 1960, information is physical. As a consequence, the transport and processing of information must obey the laws of physics. It therefore makes sense to base the laws of information processing and computation on the laws of physics and in particular on quantum...
Control of Spin Precession in a Datta-Das Transistor Structure
19 Dec 2009 | | 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...
Controlling Membrane Organization: Effects of pH, Ions, and composition
23 Mar 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Jennifer Hovis
Our main research interests are in determining, at the molecular level, how cell membranes are organized and how that organization relates to function. The primary molecular building blocks of cell membranes are lipids, amphipathic molecules that assemble into two opposed leaflets forming a...
30 Nov 2006 | | Contributor(s):: Supriyo Datta
A short overview of this series of four lectures is given.