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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.
Quantum Transport: Atom to Transistor - Questions & Answers
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23 Mar 2005 | Presentation Materials | Contributor(s): Supriyo Datta
Welcome to the Question and Answer page for the online class Quantum Transport: Atom to Transistor.
Scanning Probe Microscopes
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15 Mar 2005 | Animations | Contributor(s): EPICS LSPM Team
Laura explains how scanning probe microscopes can be used to create images of small devices, molecules, and even atoms! A large-scale version of the scanning probe microscope is built out of...
Feasibility of Molecular Manufacturing
Martin and Laura have an interesting debate about the feasibility of Molecular Manufacturing. Can molecular assemblers be developed to create new materials, new devices, and even macroscopic...
Nanomanufacturing: Top-Down and Bottom-Up
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Martin presents an overview of nanomanufacturing techniques, explaining the difference between top-down and bottom-up approaches.
MATLAB Scripts for "Quantum Transport: Atom to Transistor"
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15 Mar 2005 | Downloads | Contributor(s): Supriyo Datta
Tinker with quantum transport models! Download the MATLAB scripts used to demonstrate the physics described in Supriyo Datta's book Quantum Transport: Atom to Transistor. These simple models are...
SEQUAL 2.1 Source Code Download
09 Mar 2005 | Downloads | Contributor(s): Michael McLennan
SEQUAL 2.1 is a device simulation program that computes Semiconductor Electrostatics by Quantum Analysis. Given a device, SEQUAL will compute the electron density and the current density using a...
Schred Source Code Download
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09 Mar 2005 | Downloads | Contributor(s): Dragica Vasileska, Zhibin Ren
Schred 2.0 calculates the envelope wavefunctions and the corresponding bound-state energies in a typical MOS (Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor) or SOS (Semiconductor-Oxide- Semiconductor) structure and a...
Nanotechnology 501 Lecture Series
22 Feb 2005 | Series | Contributor(s): Gerhard Klimeck (editor), Mark Lundstrom (editor), Joseph M. Cychosz (editor)
Welcome to Nanotechnology 501, a series of lectures designed to provide an introduction to nanotechnology. This series is similar to our popular lecture series Nanotechnology 101, but it is...
NanoMOS 2.5 Source Code Download
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22 Feb 2005 | Downloads | Contributor(s): Zhibin Ren, Sebastien Goasguen
NanoMOS is a 2-D simulator for thin body (less than 5 nm), fully depleted, double-gated n-MOSFETs. A choice of five transport models is available (drift-diffusion, classical ballistic, energy...
Measuring Molecular Conductance: A Review of Experimental Approaches
16 Feb 2005 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Ron Reifenberger
Electrical Resistance: An Atomistic View
16 Feb 2005 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Supriyo Datta
Huckel-IV on the nanoHub
16 Feb 2005 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Magnus Paulsson, Ferdows Zahid, Supriyo Datta
Simulating Electronic Conduction Through the NanoHub
16 Feb 2005 | Presentation Materials | Contributor(s): Sebastien Goasguen
Simulating Electronic Conduction Through the nanoHUB
Understanding Molecular Conduction
15 Feb 2005 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Supriyo Datta
It is common to differentiate between two ways of building a nanodevice: a topdown approach where we start from something big and chisel out what we want and a
bottom-up approach where we start...
Quantum Chemistry Part I
15 Feb 2005 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark A. Ratner
This tutorial will provide an overview of electronic structure calculations from a
chemist's perspective. This will include a review of the basic electronic structure
Probing Molecular Conduction with Scanning Probe Microscopy
15 Feb 2005 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark Hersam
This tutorial will provide an overview of scanning probe microscopy (SPM) and
its application towards problems in molecular conduction. In an effort to communicate
the power and limitations of...
Curriculum on Nanotechnology
27 Jan 2005 | Courses
To exploit the opportunities that nanoscience is giving us, engineers will need to learn how to think about materials, devices, circuits, and systems in new ways. The NCN seeks to bring the new...
Exponential Challenges, Exponential Rewards - The Future of Moore's Law
14 Dec 2004 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Shekhar Borkar
Three exponentials have been the foundation of today's electronics, which are often taken for granted—namely transistor density, performance, and energy. Moore's Law captures the impact of...
NEMO 1-D: The First NEGF-based TCAD Tool and Network for Computational Nanotechnology
04 Nov 2004 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Gerhard Klimeck
Nanotechnology has received a lot of public attention since U.S. President Clinton announced the U.S.
National Nanotechnology Initiative. New approaches to applications in electronics,...
Nanotechnology 101 Lecture Series
13 Sep 2004 | Series
Welcome to Nanotechnology 101, a series of lectures designed to provide an undergraduate-level introduction to nanotechnology. In contrast, the Nanotechnology 501 series offers lectures for the...