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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.'
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An Overview of Fourth Fundamental Circuit Element- 'The Memristor'
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22 Jan 2013 | Publications | Contributor(s): Tukaram Dattatray Dongale
The fourth fundamental circuit element- Memristor, was mathematically predicted by Prof. Leon Chua in his seminal research paper in IEEE Transaction on Circuit Theory on the symmetric background. …
A CNTFET-Based Nanowired Induction Two-Way Transducers
05 Sep 2012 | Publications | Contributor(s): Rostyslav Sklyar
A complex of the induction magnetic field two-way nanotransducers of the different physical values for both the external and implantable interfaces in a wide range of arrays are summarized. …
Neutron Induced Fission Betavoltaic Battery
11 Apr 2012 | Publications | Contributor(s): Marvin Tan
A betavoltaic battery having layers of fissile radioisotopes 8, moderating material 7, beta-decaying radioisotopes 6, and semiconductor diode 4 & 5 adjacently stacked one above another, is proposed. …
Theory of Heat Conduction for Two Region Problems Using Green's Functions
03 Apr 2012 | Publications | Contributor(s): Donald E. Amos
This paper derives equations which describe transient temperature distributions in adjacent regions which share a common boundary. These regions consist of materials with distinct, constant physical …
Semi-Analytical Depletion Width Evaluated by Self-Consistent Schrödinger–Poisson Pair Calculations
25 Mar 2012 | Publications | Contributor(s): Che-Sheng Chung
A self-consistent calculation establishes a bulk built-in potential by applying a DC bias to a gate/insulators/semiconductor (GIS) structure of a metal–oxide–semiconductor field-effect …
Green's Functions For Heat Conduction in Adjacent Materials
11 Mar 2012 | Publications | Contributor(s): Donald E. Amos
This paper considers classical linear, transient heat conduction problems set in Regions 1 and 2 defined by the half planes x>0 and x
Quantum-chemical Theory of Cumulenes - perspective molecular conductors for nanoelectronics
07 Mar 2012 | Publications | Contributor(s): Yuri A Kruglyak
The theory of pi-electronic structure is presented for molecules of organic cumulenes CnH4 which have two perpendicular subsystems of pi-AO. Elementary considerations from MO theory show stability …
Theoretical studies of rolled-up and wrinkled nanomembranes
20 Feb 2012 | Publications | Contributor(s): Peter Cendula
PhD thesis along with additional movie files.
SOLAR CELLS: From Basics to Advanced Systems
15 Feb 2012 | Publications | Contributor(s): Chenming Calvin Hu, Richard M. White
This book is intended both as a self-learning resource or professional reference and as a text for use in an undergraduate or first-year graduate course. A key feature of the book is modular …
On the Two to Three Dimensional Growth Transition in Strained Silicon Germanium Thin Films
02 Feb 2012 | Publications | Contributor(s): Brian Demczyk
Utilizing a model adapted from classical nucleation theory , we calculate a "critical thickness" for island formation, taking into account the surface energies of the deposit and the substrate …
Modeling of semiconductor nanostructures and semiconductor–electrolyte interfaces
30 Jan 2012 | Publications | Contributor(s): Stefan Birner
In this work, systems that consist of a combination of semiconductor materials and liquids are calculated. These biosensors have a solid–electrolyte interface, and the charges in the solid and in …
Transient Heat Conduction in Adjacent Quadrants Separated by a Thermal Resistance
19 Jan 2012 | Publications | Contributor(s): Donald E. Amos, James Vere Beck, Filippo de Monte
Abstract Two linear, transient heat conduction problems set in quadrants 1 and 2 of the (x,y) plane are solved. In each problem, the quadrants have distinct, constant physical properties and are …
AFRL RXBT Publication List
11 Jan 2012 | Publications | Contributor(s): Andrey A Voevodin
List of papers, book chapters, conference presentations, and other publication materials from Thermal Sciences and Materials Branch, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, AFRL
Dissipative Quantum Transport in Semiconductor Nanostructures
28 Dec 2011 | Publications | Contributor(s): Peter Greck
In this work, we investigate dissipative quantum transport properties of an open system. After presenting the background of ballistic quantum transport calculations, a simple scattering mechanism, …
NEMO3D User Guide for Quantum Dot Simulations
29 Nov 2011 | Publications | Contributor(s): M. Usman, Gerhard Klimeck
NEMO 3D is a large and complex simulator; and understanding of its source code requires considerable knowledge of quantum mechanics, condensed matter theory, and parallel programming.
Transient Heat Conduction in Adjacent Materials Heated on Part of the Common Boundary
01 Nov 2011 | Publications | Contributor(s): Donald E. Amos
This paper considers a classical linear, transient heat conduction problem set in Regions 1 and 2 defined by the half planes x>0 and x
Growth of Cu films on hydrogen terminated Si(lQ0) and Si(lll) surf&es
07 Oct 2011 | Publications | Contributor(s): Brian Demczyk
We have employed reflection high energy electron diffraction (RHEED) and high resolution transmission electron microscopy (HREM) to study Cu films grown on hydrogen terminated Si( 100) and Si( 111) …
Interface structure and surface morphology of (Co, Fe, Ni)/Cu/Si(100) thin films
We have examined bilayer Co/Cu, Fe/Cu, and Ni/Cu films deposited by molecular-beam epitaxy on hydrogen-terminated @100# silicon substrates. Coauthors: V.M. Naik, A. Lukaszew, R. Naik, G. W. Auner
Origin of the orientation ratio in sputtered longitudinal media
The surface morphology, thin film microstructure, and crystallography of sputtered longitudinal media were examined by atomic force and transmission electron microscopy. Coauthors: J. N. Zhou, G. …
Magnetic properties of magnetron sputtered Co-Cr thin films
The magnetic properties 01 magnetron sputtered CO-22 at.% Cr films of various thickness deposited on glass have been examined, with particular attention to the various contributions to the film …
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