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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.
Computational Electronics HW Set
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24 Jul 2008 | Series | Contributor(s): Dragica Vasileska, Gerhard Klimeck
ECE 495N Teaching Materials: Homeworks and Exams (Fall 2007)
29 Oct 2007 | Series | Contributor(s): Supriyo Datta, Saptarshi Das
Homework assignments and handouts for Fall 07 Fundamentals of Nanoelectronics.
ECE 495N Teaching Materials: Homeworks and Exams (Fall 2008)
07 Jul 2009 | Series | Contributor(s): Supriyo Datta
Teaching materials for ECE 495N "Fundamentals of Nanoelectronics".
ECE 659 Teaching Materials: Homeworks and Exams (Spring 2009)
24 Jun 2009 | Series | Contributor(s): Supriyo Datta
Teaching materials for ECE 659 "Quantum Transport: Atom to Transistor".
From Semi-Classical to Quantum Transport Modeling
10 Aug 2009 | Series | Contributor(s): Dragica Vasileska
This set of powerpoint slides series provides insight on what are the tools available for modeling devices that behave either classically or quantum-mechanically. An in-depth description is...
Nanoelectronics and Modeling at the Nanoscale
30 Jun 2011 | Series | Contributor(s): Dragica Vasileska, Gerhard Klimeck
Nanoelectronics refers to the use of nanotechnology on electronic components, especially transistors. Although the term nanotechnology is generally defined as utilizing technology less than 100 nm...
Nanotechnology 101 Lecture Series
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25 Aug 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...
Nanotechnology 501 Lecture Series
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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...
NCN at Northwestern: Student Leadership Council Seminars
05 Nov 2006 | Series | Contributor(s): NCN SLC@Northwestern
This series is organized by NCN students at Northwestern University.
Speakers are invited by the Student Leadership Council to visit
Northwestern to interact with students and faculty, and to...
NCN Nanoelectronics: Courses
28 Nov 2007 | Series
NCN Nanoelectronics: Research Seminars
Many research seminars are available on the nanoHUB. Listed below are a few that discuss new device possiblities.
NCN Nanoelectronics: Simulation Tools for Education
Many simulation tools are available on the nanoHUB. The tools have been well-tested and here include supporting materials so that they can be effectively used for education or intelligently used...
NCN Nanoelectronics: Simulation Tools for Research
NCN Nanoelectronics: Tutorials
From among the many tutorial lectures available on the nanoHUB, we list a few that convey new approaches to electronics.
New Frontiers in Nanocomputing
03 Nov 2005 | Series
Welcome to Frontiers in Nanocomputing, a seminar series that focuses
on systems issues for nanoelectronics. Our topic was Fundamental
Limits of Digital Computation. The questions to each...
23 Aug 2011 | Series | Contributor(s): Dragica Vasileska
This series on process modeling describes key process modeling steps such as implantation, diffusion, oxidation, etching, deposition, etc.
Quantum Mechanics for Engineers: Podcasts
07 Jul 2008 | Series | Contributor(s): Dragica Vasileska, Gerhard Klimeck, David K. Ferry
This course will introduce the students to the basic concepts and postulates of quantum mechanics. Examples will include simple systems such as particle in an infinite and finite well, 1D and 2D...
Quantum Mechanics: Harmonic Oscillator
09 Jul 2008 | Series | Contributor(s): Dragica Vasileska, Gerhard Klimeck
The quantum harmonic oscillator is the quantum mechanical analogue of the classical harmonic oscillator. It is one of the most important model systems in quantum mechanics because an arbitrary...
Quantum Mechanics: Hydrogen Atom and Electron Spin
A hydrogen atom is an atom of the chemical element hydrogen. The electrically neutral atom contains a single positively-charged proton and a single negatively-charged electron bound to the nucleus...
Quantum Mechanics: Introductory Concepts
In this section of the Quantum Mechanics class we discuss the particle-wave duality and the need for the quantization of energy to explain the black-body radiation and the photoelectric effect. We...