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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.
ECE 695A Lecture 26-2: Statistics of Soft Breakdown (Breakdown Position correlation)
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28 Mar 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Muhammad Alam
Outline: Position and time correlation of BD spot How to determine the position of the BD Spot Position correlation in BD spots Why is localization so weak? Conclusions
ECE 695A Lecture 26R: Review Questions
Carbon-Based Nanoswitch Logic
28 Mar 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Stephen A. Campbell
This talk discusses a rather surprising possibility: the use of carbon-based materials such as carbon nanotubes and grapheneto make nanomechanical switches with at least an order of magnitude lower …
ECE 595E Lecture 23: Electronic Bandstructures
27 Mar 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Peter Bermel
Outline: 3D Lattice Types Full 3D Photonic Bandgap Structures Yablonovite Woodpile Inverse Opals Rod-Hole 3D PhCs
ECE 695A Lecture 25R: Review Questions
27 Mar 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Muhammad Alam
Review Questions: Explain why percolation resistance is area independent? Why is the physical origin of the distribution of percolation resistance? How would the ratio of hard and soft breakdown …
Empirical Tight-binding Parameterization of SmSe in the sp3d5f7s* model
26 Mar 2013 | Downloads | Contributor(s): Zhengping Jiang, Marcelo Kuroda, Yaohua Tan, Dennis M. Newns, Michael Povolotskyi, Timothy Boykin, Tillmann Christoph Kubis, Gerhard Klimeck, Glenn J. Martyna
The Empirical Tight Binding(ETB) method is widely used in atomistic device simulations. The reliability of such simulations depends very strongly on the choice of basis sets and the ETB parameters. …
ECE 695A Lecture 24: Statistics of Oxide Breakdown - Cell percolation model
21 Mar 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Muhammad Alam
Outline: Observations: Failure times are statistically distributed Models of Failure Distribution: Extrinsic vs. percolation Percolation theory of multiple Breakdown TDDB lifetime projection …
ECE 695A Lecture 24R: Review Questions
ECE 695A Lecture 25: Theory of Soft and Hard Breakdown
Outline: Oxide breakdowns need not be catastrophic Observations about soft vs. hard breakdown A simple model for soft/hard breakdown Interpretation of experiments Conclusions
ECE 595E Lecture 21: 3D Bandstructures
19 Mar 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Peter Bermel
Outline: Recap from Monday Bandstructure Symmetries 2D Photonic Bandstructures Periodic Dielectric Waveguides Photonic Crystal Slabs
ECE 595E Lecture 24: Electronic Bandstructure Simulation Tools
Outline: Electronic bandstructure lab Basic Principles Input Interface Exemplary Outputs Density functional theory (DFT) DFT in Quantum ESPRESSO
ECE 695A Lecture 23R: Review Questions
19 Mar 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Muhammad Alam
ECE 695A Lecture 22R: Review Questions
ECE 695A Lecture 23: Characterization of Defects Responsible for TDDB
NEMO5 Latest Version Source
19 Mar 2013 | Downloads | Contributor(s): James Fonseca, Michael Povolotskyi, Tillmann Christoph Kubis, Jean Michel D Sellier
Use this if you want to build NEMO5 from source. Configuration files are included for building on Ubuntu. revision 11085 uploaded May 28, 2013. Includes doc directory with setup/Makefile for …
ECE 695A Lecture 21R: Review Questions
12 Mar 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Muhammad Alam
Review Questions: What is the name of the failure distribution that we expect for thin oxides? For thin oxides, is PMOS or NMOS more of a concern in modern transistors? What is DBIE? When …
ECE 595E Lecture 22: Full 3D Bandgaps
06 Mar 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Peter Bermel
Outline: Recap from Wednesday 3D Lattice Types Full 3D Photonic Bandgap Structures Yablonovite Woodpile Inverse Opals Rod-Hole 3D PhCs
ECE 595E Lecture 20: Bandstructure Concepts
Outline: Recap from Friday Bandstructure Problem Formulation Bloch’s Theorem Reciprocal Lattice Space Numerical Solutions 1D crystal 2D triangular lattice 3D diamond lattice
ECE 695A Lecture 21: Introduction to Dielectric Breakdown
05 Mar 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Muhammad Alam
Outline: Basic features of gate dielectric breakdown Physical characterization of breakdown spot Time-dependent defect generation Conclusions
ECE 695A Lecture 22: Voltage Dependence of Thin Dielectric Breakdown
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