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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 Point Contact
02 Feb 2015 | Tools | Contributor(s): Richard Akis, Shaikh S. Ahmed, Mohammad Zunaidur Rashid, Richard Akis
Simulates the conductance and associated wavefunctions of Quantum Point Contacts.
Creep deformation in RF-MEMS
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21 Jan 2015 | Tools | Contributor(s): Marisol Koslowski, Alejandro Strachan, Gabriela Venturini, Diego Fernando Cifuentes Pardo, Guillermo Andres Roman
Simulates creep deformation in fixed - fixed beam MEMS model
Time-dependent gate oxide breakdown Lab
20 Jan 2015 | Tools | Contributor(s): Xin Jin, Muhammad Ashraful Alam, Muhammad Masuduzzaman, Sang Hoon Shin, Sambit Palit
Simulate Time-dependent gate oxide breakdown
A Blind Fish in a River with a Waterfall
31 Jul 2014 | Tools | Contributor(s): Muhammad Alam, Sajia Sadeque
Prototype for a reliability problem defined as Stochastic Process with a Threshold
MEMS Piezoelectric Vibrational Energy Harvesting Lab
30 Jul 2014 | Tools | Contributor(s): Jorge Mario Monsalve, German Felipe Giraldo, Alba Graciela Avila, Gerhard Klimeck
Simulate the harvested electrical power from mechanical vibrations using a piezoelectric cantilevered beam
Bulk Heterojunction Morphology Generator
30 Jul 2014 | Tools | Contributor(s): Michael C. Heiber
This tool creates nanoscale bulk heterojunction morphologies for use with organic photovoltaics simulations
1-D Phonon BTE Solver
29 Jul 2014 | Tools | Contributor(s): Joseph Adrian Sudibyo, Amr Mohammed, Ali Shakouri
Simulate heat transport by solving one dimensional Boltzmann transport equation.
Drift Diffusion Video Demonstration
24 Jun 2014 | Animations | Contributor(s): Saumitra Raj Mehrotra, Lynn Zentner, Joseph M. Cychosz
This video shows the use of the Drift-Diffusion Lab to simulate drift and diffusion carrier mechanisms in a semiconductor. The examples demonstrated will be helpful to a first time user in...
Bandgap Optimizer for Spectral Splitting PV Systems
09 Jun 2014 | Tools | Contributor(s): kevon clint charles, Jeff Gray
simulate the optimum performance of a multi-junction solar cell
PAMELA (Pseudospectral Analysis Method with Exchange & Local Approximations)
29 May 2014 | Downloads | Contributor(s): Bryan M. Wong
PAMELA (Pseudospectral Analysis Method with Exchange & Local Approximations): calculates electronic energies, densities, wavefunctions, and band-bending diagrams for core-shell nanowires within a...
Simulation and Admittance Analysis for Advanced Metal-Insulator-Semiconductor Characterization
27 Feb 2014 | Tools | Contributor(s): Alex Grede
Non-parabolic DOS simulation of III-V MISCAPs with impurity ionization effects and ability to view components of channel capacitance.
RF Solid-State Vibrating Transistors
15 Feb 2014 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Dana Weinstein
In this talk, I will discuss the Resonant Body Transistor (RBT), which can be integrated into a standard CMOS process. The first hybrid RF MEMS-CMOS resonators in Si at the transistor level of...
Magnetic Tunnel Junction Lab
11 Feb 2014 | Tools | Contributor(s): Samiran Ganguly, Deepanjan Datta, Chen Shang, Sankarsh Ramadas, Sayeef Salahuddin, Supriyo Datta
Calculate Resistance, Tunneling Magneto Resistance, Spin Torques, and Switching characteristics of a Magnetic Tunnel Junction
06 Feb 2014 | Tools | Contributor(s): Martin Hunt, Lei Cao, Alejandro Strachan, Marisol Koslowski
A phase field approach to plastic deformation in nano crystalline materials
Efficiency Enhancement for Nanoelectronic Transport Simulations
02 Feb 2014 | Papers | Contributor(s): Jun Huang
PhD thesis of Jun Huang
Continual technology innovations make it possible to fabricate electronic devices on the order of 10nm. In this nanoscale regime, quantum physics becomes critically...
ECE 612 Lecture 9: Subthreshold Conduction
25 Jan 2014 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark Lundstrom
Please view ECE 612 Lecture 12: Subthreshold Conduction from the 2006 teaching.
ECE 612 Lecture 10: Threshold Voltage and MOSFET Capacitances
Please view ECE 612 Lecture 13: Threshold Voltage and MOSFET Capacitances from the 2006 teaching.
Uniaxial and Biaxial Stress Strain Calculator for Semiconductors
17 Jan 2014 | Tools | Contributor(s): Jamie Teherani
Simulate stress or strain along user-defined Miller directions for arbitrary stress/strain configurations.
Linearized Boltzmann transport calculator for thermoelectric materials
04 Nov 2013 | Tools | Contributor(s): Je-Hyeong Bahk, Robert Benjamin Post, Kevin Margatan, Zhixi Bian, Ali Shakouri
Simulation tool to calculate thermoelectric transport properties of bulk materials based on their multiple nonparabolic band structure information using the linearized Boltzmann transport equation
Model and Algorithm Prototyping Platform
30 Oct 2013 | Tools | Contributor(s): Jaijeet Roychowdhury, Tianshi Wang