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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.
Ballistic Nanotransistors - Learning Module
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07 Dec 2005 | Series | Contributor(s): Mark Lundstrom
This resource is an introduction to the theory ballistic nanotransistors. No transistor is fully ballistic, but analyzing nanotransistors by neglecting scattering processes provides new insights...
Bandstructure of Carbon Nanotubes and Nanoribbons
14 Jun 2007 | Series | Contributor(s): James K Fodor, Seokmin Hong, Jing Guo
This learning module introduces users to the Carbon-Nano Bands simulation tool, which simulates the bandstructure of Carbon Nanotubes (CNTs) and Nanoribbons (CNRs). To gives users a strong...
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...
Introduction to Carbon Nanotube Electronics
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12 Oct 2005 | Series | Contributor(s): Susan Sinnott
Carbon nanotubes (CNT) have interesting, structure-dependent electronic properties. In particular, CNTs can be a metallic or semiconducting depending on the way in which the carbon atoms are...
Introduction to CNTbands
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28 Jun 2007 | Series | Contributor(s): James K Fodor, Jing Guo
This learning module introduces nanoHUB users to the CNTbands simulator. A brief introduction to CNTbands is presented, followed by voiced presentations featuring the simulator in action. Upon...
Introduction to FETToy
03 Jul 2007 | Series | Contributor(s): James K Fodor, Jing Guo
This learning module introduces nanoHUB users to the FETToy simulator. A brief introduction to FETToy is presented, followed by voiced presentations featuring the simulator in action. Upon...
Introduction to Molecular Conduction
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21 Jul 2005 | Series | Contributor(s): Ferdows Zahid, Magnus Paulsson, Avik Ghosh, Supriyo Datta
A scanning probe microscope brushes the tips of molecules rising up from a gold substrate. After making contact, the probe measures a very strange current-voltage relationship--linear portions...
Introduction to nanoMOS
02 Jul 2007 | Series | Contributor(s): James K Fodor, Jing Guo
This learning module introduces nanoHUB users to the nanoMOS simulator. A brief introduction to nanoMOS is presented, followed by voiced presentations featuring the simulator in action. Upon...
Introduction to Schred
This learning module introduces nanoHUB users to the Schred simulator. A brief introduction to Schred is presented, followed by voiced presentations featuring the simulator in action. Upon...
Modeling Single and Dual-Gate Capacitors using SCHRED
31 Mar 2006 | Series | Contributor(s): Dragica Vasileska
SCHRED stands for self-consistent solver of the 1D Poisson and 1D effective mass Schrodinger equation as applied to modeling single gate or dual-gate capacitors. The program incorporates many...
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
13 Sep 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
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.