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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.
11 Jul 2011 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Dragica Vasileska
This set of slides describes Coulomb Scattering.
Alloy Disorder Scattering
This set of slides describes Alloy disorder scattering.
11 Jul 2011 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Dragica Vasileska, Gerhard Klimeck
This set of lecture notes describe crystalline structure and different types of crystal lattices.
This set of slides describes the reciprocal space.
This set of slides describes binding of inert gases and ionic crystals. The separate set of handwritten notes describes covalent binding.
Vibrations of the crystalline lattice are explained on the examples of monoatomic and diatomic lattice.
Phonon Thermal Properties
Phonon Thermal Properties are discussed in this set of slides.
Test for Bound States Calculation Lab
08 Jul 2011 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Dragica Vasileska, Gerhard Klimeck
This is a test for BSC Lab.
Solve a Challenge for the BSC Lab
This is a challenge problem for the BSC Lab.
ACUTE - PN Diode Modeling
In this assignment, starting from an equilibrium Poisson equation solver for pn-diode, students are required to develop a complete 1D drift-diffusion simulator using the lecture materials provided...
Modeling of MEMORIES with Silvaco
07 Jul 2011 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Dragica Vasileska
This set of lecture notes gives overview on MEMORIES and their classification and focuses on modeling of EEPROMs.
ACUTE - Bandstructure Assignment
07 Jul 2011 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Dragica Vasileska, Gerhard Klimeck
This is assignment that is part of the ACUTE tool-based curricula that guides the students step by step how to implement an empirical pseudopotential method for the bandstructure calculation.
Quantum Bound States Described
02 Jul 2011 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Dragica Vasileska
This write up describes basic concepts of closed systems and bound states calculations. Emphasis is placed on bound states calculation for infinite potential well, finite potential well,...
Confined Carriers - Acoustic Phonon Scattering
30 Jun 2011 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Dragica Vasileska
This set of handwritten notes is part of the Semiconductor Transport class.
Confined Carriers - Interface Roughness Scattering
Confined Carriers - Coulomb Scattering
Introduction to Boltzmann Transport Equation
Relaxation Time Approximation
Rode's Iterative Method