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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.
Vacancy Formation Energy with MD
03 May 2017 | | Contributor(s):: Sam Reeve, Alejandro Strachan
Calculate vacancy formation energy with molecular dynamics and various atomic interaction models
Probabilistic Spin Logic Simulator
11 Mar 2017 | | Contributor(s):: Brian Sutton, Kerem Yunus Camsari, Rafatul Faria, Supriyo Datta
Simulation environment and tutorial for Probabilistic Spin Logic (PSL)
16 Nov 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Derek Juba, Debra Audus, Michael Mascagni, Jack Douglas, Walid Keyrouz
Calculation of hydrodynamic, electrical, and shape properties of polymer and particle suspensions
Truncated Levy model for TDTR
22 Nov 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Amr Mohammed, Ali Shakouri
Simulate the transient thermal response of materials probed using optical pump probe experiment (TDTR)
Circuits on Cellulose: From Transistors to LEDs, from Displays to Microfluidics on Paper
14 Feb 2017 | | Contributor(s):: Andrew Steckl
In this lecture I will review the use of cellulose-based paper as a material in a variety of electronic (and related) applications, including transistors, light emitting diodes, displays, microfluidics. Paper is a very attractive material for many device applications: very low cost, available in...
Topological Spintronics: from the Haldane Phase to Spin Devices
27 Jan 2017 | | Contributor(s):: Nitin Samarth
e provide a perspective on the recent emergence of “topological spintronics,” which relies on the existence of helical Dirac electrons in condensed matter. Spin‐ and angle‐resolved photoemission spectroscopy shows how the spin texture of these electronic states can be engineered...
Modeling of Inter-ribbon Tunneling in Graphene
09 Nov 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Maarten Van de Put, William Gerard Hubert Vandenberghe, Massimo V Fischetti
IWCE presentation. In this paper we investigate the finite-size effect in nano-scaled graphene flakes. Improving on the bulk description, and because the structures are – atomistically speaking – large in size, we use the empirical pseudopotential method.
NEMO5, a Parallel, Multiscale, Multiphysics Nanoelectronics Modeling Tool
: From Basic Physics to Real Devices and to Global Impact on nanoHUB.org
10 Nov 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Gerhard Klimeck
The Nanoelectronic Modeling tool suite NEMO5 is aimed to comprehend the critical multi-scale, multi-physics phenomena and deliver results to engineers, scientists, and students through efficient computational approaches. NEMO5’s general software framework easily includes any kind of...
Low Temperature Enhancement of the Thermoelectric Seebeck Coefficient in Semiconductor Nanoribbons
21 Oct 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Kommini Adithya, Zlatan Aksamija
IWCE 2015 Presentation. We propose a novel approach to achieving a narrow window-shaped TDF through a combination of a step-like 2-dimensional density-of-states (DOS) and inelastic optical phonon scattering. A shift in the onset of scattering with respect to the step-like DOS creates a TDF which...
LAMMPS structure generator
01 Nov 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Benjamin P Haley
Convert a molecular structure file to a LAMMPS data file with force field parameters
Finite Difference Schemes for k.p Models: A Comparative Study
21 Oct 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Jun Huang, Kuang-Chung Wang, William R Frensley, Gerhard Klimeck
IWCE 2015 Presentation.
15-Band Spectral Envelope Function Formalism Applied to Broken Gap Tunnel Field-Effect Transistors
21 Oct 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Devin Verreck, Maarten Van de Put, Anne Verhulst, Bart Soree, G. Groeseneken, Ashish Dabral
IWCE 2015 presentation.
09 Jun 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Benjamin P Haley, Dan Karls, Alejandro Strachan, Ryan S Elliott, Ellad B Tadmor
Query the OpenKIM repository for names of interatomic Models for simulating selected materials
The Role of Dimensionality on Phonon-Limited Charge Transport: from CNTs to Graphene
21 Oct 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Jing Li, Yann-Michel Niquet
M-file/Mif Automatic GEnerator
23 Sep 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Jakub Chęciński
A GUI tool for automatic generation of OOMMF configuration files and Matlab scripts for results analysis
Transferable Tight Binding Model for Strained Heterostructures
21 Oct 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Yaohua Tan, Michael Povolotskyi, Tillmann Christoph Kubis, Timothy Boykin, Gerhard Klimeck
NEMO5 and 2D Materials: Tuning Bandstructures, Wave Functions and Electrostatic Screening
18 Oct 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Tillmann Christoph Kubis
In this talk, I will briefly discuss the MLWF approach and compare it to DFT and atomistic tight binding. Initial results using the MLWF approach for 2D material based devices will be discussed and compared to experiments. These results unveil systematic band structure changes as functions of...
Many Body Effects on Optical Properties of Graphene
11 Jul 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Subhasis Ghosh
Graphene, a two-dimensional (2D) material shows remarkable optical and electronic properties, such as a linear energy dispersion, chirality and half-integer quantum Hall effect. Multilayer graphene flakes, held together by weak van der Waals forces have also attracted attention due to...
Prospects for Using Magnetic Insulators in Spintronics
28 Sep 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Mingzhong Wu
This presentation consists of two parts, which together will provide some perspective on the future of using magnetic insulators in spintronics. The first part will touch on the feasibility of using magnetic insulators, in particular, Y3Fe5O12 and BaFe12O19, to produce pure spin currents...
Auger Generation as an Intrinsic Limit to Tunneling Field-Effect Transistor Performance
21 Sep 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Jamie Teherani
Many in the microelectronics field view tunneling field-effect transistors (TFETs) as society’s best hope for achieving a > 10× power reduction for electronic devices; however, despite a decade of considerable worldwide research, experimental TFET results have significantly...