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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.
BJT - Simulation Exercise
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03 Aug 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Dragica Vasileska, Gerhard Klimeck
This simulation exercise teaches the students the operation of BJT transistor, what is current gain and how one extracts current gain from the Gummel plot. It also provides output device characteristics from which students have to extract the Early voltage. Furthermore, it makes the students...
Hall Effect - Theoretical Exercise
MESFET - Theoretical Exercise
BJT - Theoretical Exercise
MOSFET - Theoretical Exercises
MOSCAP - Theoretical Exercises 3
02 Aug 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Dragica Vasileska, Gerhard Klimeck
MOSCAP - Theoretical Exercises 2
MOSCAP - Theoretical Exercises 1
Schottky diode - Theoretical exercises
Conductivity - Theoretical Exercise
PN diode - Advanced theoretical exercises
Basic operation of a PN diode - Theoretical exercise
These exercises help the students better understand the operation of conventional, p+n and short diode.www.eas.asu.edu/~vasileskNSF
Quantum Mechanics for Engineers: Course Assignments
30 Jul 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Dragica Vasileska, Gerhard Klimeck
This set of exercises should help the students better understand the basic principles of quantum mechanics as applied to engineering problems. Introductory concepts in Quantum Mechanics Postulates of Quantum Mechanics Wavepackets Quantum-Mechanical Reflections Quantum-Mechanical Reflections in...
Exercise: Crystal Lattices
29 Jul 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Dragica Vasileska, Gerhard Klimeck
This exercise helps the student better understand various types of crystal lattices, in particular diamond and zinc-blende and also helps in better understanding of the miller indicies. The results to some of these problems can be easily arrived at by using the crystal viewer...
Exercise: MATLAB Tool Construction for Degenerate/Nondegenerate Semiconductors That Includes Partial Ionization of the Dopants
This exercise teaches the students how to calculate Ec-Ef from charge neutrality for general Fermi-Dirac statistics and compensated semiconductors. As such it then allows the student to calculate temperature dependence of the electron and hole densities as well as the position of the Fermi...
How Quantum-Mechanical Space-Quantization is Implemented in Schred, Drift-Diffusion (SILVACO ATLAS) and Particle-Based Device Simulators (Quamc2D)
27 Jul 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Dragica Vasileska
This brief presentation outlines how one can implement quantum-mechanical space quantization effects exactly (using Schred) and approximately in drift-diffusion (using SILVACO), as well as particle-based device simulators (using Quamc2D).
Stationary Perturbation Theory: an Exercise for PCPBT
28 Jul 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Dragica Vasileska, Gerhard Klimeck
This exercise allows us to test the first and second order stationary perturbation theory and explain mathematically the shift in the energies due to a small perturbation in a quantum well.www.eas.asu.edu/~vasileskNSF
Tunneling Through Triangular Barrier: an Exercise for PCPBT
23 Jul 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Dragica Vasileska, Gerhard Klimeck
This exercise teaches the users that a very good result can be obtained when the triangular barrier is approximated with 11 segment piece-wise constant potential barrier steps.www.eas.asu.edu/~vasileskNSF
Exercise: Basic Operation of n-Channel SOI Device
This exercise teaches the students the basic operation of n-channel SOI devices.NSF
Quantum Mechanics: Hydrogen Atom
09 Jul 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Dragica Vasileska, Gerhard Klimeck
The solution of the Schrödinger equation (wave equations) for the hydrogen atom uses the fact that the Coulomb potential produced by the nucleus is isotropic (it is radially symmetric in space and only depends on the distance to the nucleus). Although the resulting energy eigenfunctions (the...