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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.
Ultra-Thin Silicon Membranes and Nanowires as Nanophononic and Thermoelectric Devices
10 Feb 2016 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Davide Donadio
IWCE 2015 presentation. Engineering silicon at the nanoscale paves the way to new applications of this cheap, abundant, and technologically and environmentally friendly material. Transistors in...
Progress on Quantum Transport Simulation Using Empirical Pseudopotentials
10 Feb 2016 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Jingtian Fang, William Gerard Hubert Vandenberghe, Massimo V Fischetti
IWCE 2015 presentation. After performing one-dimensional simulation of electron transport in narrow quantum wires without gate control in (Fang et al., 2014) and (Fu and Fischetti, 2013) using the...
Wigner Function Approach to Quantum Transport in QCLs
10 Feb 2016 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Olafur Jonasson, Irena Knezevic
IWCE 2015 presentation. Abstract and more information to be added at a later date.
IWCE 2015: Openning Remarks
10 Feb 2016 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Gerhard Klimeck
IWCE 2015 presentation. Welcome and opening remarks for the 18th International Workshop on Computational Electronics.
Indiana: A State that Works - An Overview of Public-Private Partnerships related to Nanoelectronics, Materials, Energy Storage, and Manufacturing
10 Feb 2016 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Ian Steff
Ian Steff serves as the State of Indiana’s Senior Advisor for Nanotechnology and Advanced Manufacturing. Steff joins the IEDC, the state’s lead economic development agency, fresh...
Multiscale Modeling of Graphene-Metal Contacts
01 Feb 2016 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): T. Cusati, Gianluca Fiori, A. Fortunelli, Giuseppe Iannaccone
IWCE 2015 presentation. The quality of contacts between metals and two- dimensional materials is a critical aspect for the performance of transistors based on two-dimensional materials. In this...
Thermal Conductivity of III-V Semiconductor Superlattices
25 Jan 2016 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Song Mei, Zlatan Aksamija, Irena Knezevic
IWCE 2015 presentation. An InGaAs/InAlAs superlattice (SL) on an InP substrate is the mainstream material system for mid- IR quantum cascade lasers (QCL). The thermal conductivity tensor of...
Study of the Interface Roughness Models using 3D Finite Element Schrödinger Equation Corrected Monte Carlo Simulator on Nanoscaled FinFET
25 Jan 2016 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Daniel Nagy, Muhammad Ali A. Elmessary, Manuel Aldegunde, Karol Kalna
IWCE 2015 presentation. Interface roughness scattering (IRS) is one of the key limiting scattering mechanism for both planar and non-planar CMOS devices. To predict the performance of future...
Calculation of phonon transmission in Si/PtSi heterostructures
25 Jan 2016 | Online Presentations | 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...
Variational Formulation of Stable Discrete k · p Models
25 Jan 2016 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): William R Frensley
IWCE 2015 presentation. the longstanding problem of spurious states in k·: ; p models of semiconductor nanostructures has been shown to be an artifact of the use of the...
OOMMF: Object Oriented MicroMagnetic Framework
21 Jan 2016 | Tools | Contributor(s): Michael Joseph Donahue, Donald Gene Porter
A portable, extensible public domain program and associated tools for micromagnetic simulation
Spectral phonon relaxation time calculation tool by using normal mode analysis based on molecular dynamics
19 Jan 2016 | Tools | Contributor(s): Tianli Feng, Divya Chalise, Xiulin Ruan
Calculate the spectral phonon relaxation time in solids based on molecular dynamics.
nanoHUB - Educational Tour de Force
14 Jan 2016 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): David K. Ferry
nanoHUB was originally created to bring together the computational electronics world as a place where programs and results could be efficiently shared. For that purpose, it has matured and grown...
nanoHUB Citations: Co-author Network Generator
14 Jan 2016 | Tools | Contributor(s): Hanjun Xian
Generate the co-author network based on all scholarly citations of nanoHUB
Advanced Thermoelectric Power Generation Simulator for Waste Heat Recovery and Energy Harvesting
11 Jan 2016 | Tools | Contributor(s): Je-Hyeong Bahk, Kevin Margatan, Kaz Yazawa, Ali Shakouri
Tool to simulate thermoelectric power generation device/system with temperature-dependent material properties for waste heat recovery and wearable energy harvesting
Screening Effect on Electric Field Produced by Spontaneous Polarization in ZnO Quantum Dot in Electrolyte
05 Jan 2016 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Xinia Meshik, Min S. Choi, Mitra Dutta, Michael Stroscio
IWCE 2015 presentation. in this paper, the calculation of the strength of the electrostatic field produced by zno quantum dots due to the spontaneous polarization in a physiological...
Anisotropic Schrödinger Equation Quantum Corrections for 3D Monte Carlo Simulations of Nanoscale Multigate Transistors
05 Jan 2016 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Karol Kalna, Muhammad Ali A. Elmessary, Daniel Nagy, Manuel Aldegunde
IWCE 2015 presentation. We incorporated anisotropic 2D Schrodinger equation based quantum corrections (SEQC) that depends on valley orientation into a 3D Finite Element (FE) Monte Carlo (MC)...
Quick Review of Semiconductor Fundamentals
05 Jan 2016 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark Lundstrom
This lecture quickly summarizes some important semiconductor fundamentals. For those acquainted with semiconductors, it may be useful as a brief refresher. For those just getting started with...
MIF generator for OOMMF
18 Dec 2015 | Tools | Contributor(s): Zachary Yu, Jung Jin Park, Tanya Faltens, Rafatul Faria, Supriyo Datta
Provide highly-customized input model file for OOMMF
Thermionic Escape in Quantum Well Solar Cell
18 Dec 2015 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Nicolas Cavassilas, Fabienne Michelini, Marc Bescond
This theoretical work analyzes the photogeneration and the escape of carrier in InGaN/GaN core-shell nanowires. Our electronic transport model considers quantum behaviors such as confinement,...