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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.
Nanometer-Scale III-V Electronics: from Quantum-Well Planar MOSFETs to Vertical Nanowire MOSFETs
05 Oct 2015 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Juses A. del Alamo
This talk will review recent progress as well as challenges confronting III-V electronics for future logic applications with emphasis on the presenter’s research activities at MIT.
The Deployment and Evolution of the First NEEDS- Certified Model — MIT Virtual Source Compact Model for Silicon Nanotransistors
04 Oct 2015 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Shaloo Rakheja
In my talk, I will walk you through the fundamental steps involved in developing compact models, using the MVS model as an example. From the “lessons learned” in the process of MVS...
Non-Equilibrium Green's Function (NEGF): A Different Perspective
18 Sep 2015 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Supriyo Datta
The NEGF method was established in the 1960’s through the classic work of Keldysh and others  using the methods of many- body perturbation theory (MBPT) and this approach is widely used...
Short-Wavelength Spin-Wave Generation by a Microstrip Line
17 Sep 2015 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Adam Papp, Wolfgang Porod
IWCE 2015 presentation. We investigate the use of microstrip lines for short-wavelength spin-wave generation in magnetic thin films. We use micromagnetic and electromagnetic simulations to...
Self-Consistent Field and Master Equation Approach to Calculating the Dielectric Function of Graphene
17 Sep 2015 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Farhad Karimi, Irena Knezevic
IWCE 2015 presentation. Abstract and more information to be added at a later date.
VALint: the NEEDS Verilog-A Checker (BETA)
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10 Sep 2015 | Tools | Contributor(s): Xufeng Wang, Geoffrey Coram, Colin McAndrew
Verilog-A lint and pretty printer created by NEEDS
A Comparative Study of nanoHUB Tools for the Simulation of Carbon-based FETs
03 Sep 2015 | Presentation Materials | Contributor(s): Jose M. de la Rosa
This work compares the different tools available in nanoHUB for the electrical simulation of carbon- based field-effect transistors made up of either carbon nanotubes (CNTs) or graphene. ...
ab initio simulations with ORCA
27 Aug 2015 | Tools | Contributor(s): nicolas onofrio, Alejandro Strachan
ab initio and density functional theory calculations dedicated to molecular systems
DFT Material Properties Simulator
10 Aug 2015 | Tools | Contributor(s): Gustavo Javier, Usama Kamran, David M Guzman, Alejandro Strachan, Peilin Liao
Compute electronic and mechanical properties of materials from DFT calculations with 1-Click
Variation-Aware Nanosystem Design Kit (NDK)
30 Jul 2015 | Downloads | Contributor(s): Gage Hills
Carbon nanotube field-effect transistors (CNFETs) are promising candidates for building energy-efficient digital systems at highly scaled technology nodes. However, carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are...
μplasma for Modified Paschen Curve Calculator
03 Jul 2015 | Tools | Contributor(s): Kudzo Samuel Ahegbebu, Alina Alexeenko, Siva Sashank Tholeti
Computes breakdown voltage and ionization enhanced Fowler Nordheim current density in microgaps.
System of Systems Analytic Workbench Toolset
01 Jul 2015 | Tools | Contributor(s): Daniel A Delaurentis, Karen Marais, Navindran Davendralingam, Cesare Guariniello, Payuna Uday, Zhemei Fang, Demetrios Katsaduros, Rakshit Chandrahasa
This is a toolset including different methods to support system of systems development and analysis.
Along for the Ride: Reflections on the Past, Present, and Future of Nanoelectronics
25 Jun 2015 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark Lundstrom
Network for Computational Nanotechnology, NCN SURF 2015
A Crash Course in Nanophotonic Simulations
18 Jun 2015 | Online Presentations | 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...
Failures in Photovoltaic Modules
21 Apr 2015 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Peter Bermel
In this talk, I will discuss some of the major sources of performance degradation for common glass-encapsulated PV modules, including crystalline silicon and thin films. The greatest reliability...
Combined Microstructure and Heat Transfer Modeling of Carbon Nanotube Thermal Interface Materials
14 Apr 2015 | Tools | Contributor(s): Yide Wang, Sridhar Sadasivam, Timothy S Fisher
Simulate mechanical and thermal performance of CNT thermal interface materials.
Atomistic Simulations of Materials Chemistry: From Nanoelectronics to Energetics
07 Apr 2015 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Alejandro Strachan
Presentation slides with embedded videos are available for download. Please see the Support Docs tab.
Multiscale Modeling of Thermoelectric Cooler
20 Mar 2015 | Tools | Contributor(s): Allison Anne Campbell, Mohammad Zunaidur Rashid, afsana sharmin, Shaikh S. Ahmed
This tool simulates a practical thermoelectric cooler unit with atomistic models
The Ultimate Scaling Limit - A Deterministic Single Atom Transistor
10 Mar 2015 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Gerhard Klimeck
A talk by Dr. Gerhard Klimeck, Director of nanoHUB.org, Purdue University, Founder of NEMOco, LLC @ the University of Michigan.
Thermoreflectance Imaging, Copper Via Reliability and Non- Local Thermal Transport
05 Mar 2015 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Ali Shakouri