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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.
MOSFET Design Calculations - Step 2
05 Mar 2012 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Stella Quinones, Jose Valdez
A series of homework assignments were created to introduce senior level undergraduate Electrical and Computer Engineering students to the design of MOSFETs by combining calculations of MOSFET...
C++ Programming Examples I
02 Mar 2012 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): David A Saenz
A set of simple C++ programming examples, from a basic Hello World to an example of the use of pointers.
David Saenz, O'Reili book: Practical C++ programming
Practical C++ Programming
ECE 656 Lecture 41: Transport in a Nutshell
21 Feb 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark Lundstrom
ECE 656 Lecture 40: Ballistic Transport in Devices II
This lecture should be viewed in the 2006 teaching ECE 612 Lecture 10: The Ballistic MOSFET
ECE 656 Lecture 37: Non-Local Transport
This lecture should be viewed in the 2009 teaching ECE 656 Lecture 33: Non-Local Transport
ECE 656 Lecture 33: Heterostructures
Review of L31
Carrier temperature and heat flux
ECE 656 Lecture 34a: Monte Carlo Simulation I
Review of carrier scattering
Simulating carrier trajectories
Update after collision
Putting it all together
ECE 656 Lecture 34b: Monte Carlo Simulation II
Theoretical studies of rolled-up and wrinkled nanomembranes
20 Feb 2012 | Papers | Contributor(s): Peter Cendula
PhD thesis along with additional movie files.
SOLAR CELLS: From Basics to Advanced Systems
15 Feb 2012 | Papers | 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...
nanoHUB-U FoN Quantum Models: Scientific Overview
14 Feb 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Supriyo Datta
NEMO 5 Latest Version Executable
13 Feb 2012 | Downloads | Contributor(s): Gerhard Klimeck
This tarball contains the latest version of a statically compiled NEMO5 for x86 64 bit linux. It also includes the materials database.
revision 13611 uploaded Jan 10, 2014
13 Feb 2012 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): James Fonseca, Sebastian Steiger
Updated Sep 2, 2015 revision 21229
Uploaded Nov 11, 2014, revision 17811
MetaPoissonQTBM5 solver options, uploaded Jan 29, 2014. (Click "additional materials")
ECE 656 Lecture 30: Balance Equation Approach I
09 Feb 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark Lundstrom
This lecture should be viewed in the 2009 teaching ECE 656 Lecture 28: Balance Equation Approach I
ECE 656 Lecture 39: Ballistic Transport in Devices I
Transport across a barrier
Transport across a thin base
ECE 656 Lecture 36: High-field Transport
Qualitative features of high field transport
Electron temperature model
Survey of results
Adsorption Thermal Energy Storage System: Development of High Performance Carbon-Based Adsorbents for CO2 Adsorption
08 Feb 2012 | Downloads | Contributor(s): Placidus B Amama, Patrick J Shamberger
MOS-C VFB Calculation: Comparison of Theoretical and Simulation Values (Instructor Copy)
05 Feb 2012 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Stella Quinones
The flatband voltage is calulated based on device physics theory and is compared to the value determined from the simulation of a MOS-Capacitor using the MOSCap simulation tool on the nanoHUB.org...
MOS-C VFB Calculation: Comparison of Theoretical and Simulation Values
On the Two to Three Dimensional Growth Transition in Strained Silicon Germanium Thin Films
02 Feb 2012 | Papers | 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...