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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.
Modeling Interface-defect Generation (MIG)
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18 Jul 2006 | Tools | Contributor(s): Ahmad Ehteshamul Islam, Haldun Kufluoglu, Muhammad A. Alam
Analyzes device reliability based on NBTI
nano-Materials Simulation Toolkit
08 Aug 2006 | Tools | Contributor(s): Alejandro Strachan, Amritanshu Palaria, Ya Zhou, Janam Jhaveri
Molecular Dynamics simulations of nano-materials
16 Jun 2006 | Tools | Contributor(s): Gang Li, Zhi Tang, Huijuan Zhao, Narayan Aluru
Compute the strain effects on the thermal properties of bulk crystalline silicon
15 Jun 2006 | Tools | Contributor(s): Gang Li, Yang Xu, Narayan Aluru
Compute the charge density distribution and potential variation inside a MOS structure by using a coarse-grained tight binding model
30 May 2006 | Tools | Contributor(s): Marcelo Alejandro Kuroda, Salvador Barraza-Lopez, J. P. Leburton
Calculates the phonon band structure of carbon nanotubes using the force constant method.
19 May 2006 | Tools | Contributor(s): Hong-Hyun Park, Lang Zeng, Matthew Buresh, Siqi Wang, Gerhard Klimeck, Saumitra Raj Mehrotra, Clemens Heitzinger, Benjamin P Haley
Simulate 3D nanowire transport in the effective mass approximation with phonon scattering and 3D Poisson self-consistent solution
Band Structure Lab
19 May 2006 | Tools | Contributor(s): Samik Mukherjee, Abhijeet Paul, Neophytos Neophytou, Raseong Kim, Junzhe Geng, Michael Povolotskyi, Tillmann Christoph Kubis, Arvind Ajoy, Bozidar Novakovic, Sebastian Steiger, Michael McLennan, Mark Lundstrom, Gerhard Klimeck
Computes the electronic structure of various materials in the spatial configuration of bulk (infinitely periodic), quantum wells (confined in one dimension, infinitely periodic in 2 dimensions), and …
06 Apr 2006 | Tools | Contributor(s): Akira Matsudaira, Saumitra Raj Mehrotra, Shaikh S. Ahmed, Gerhard Klimeck, Dragica Vasileska
Capacitance of a MOS device
30 Mar 2006 | Tools | Contributor(s): Shaikh S. Ahmed, Saumitra Raj Mehrotra, Matteo Mannino, Gerhard Klimeck, Dragica Vasileska, Xufeng Wang, Himadri Pal, Gloria Wahyu Budiman
Simulates the current-voltage characteristics for bulk, SOI, and double-gate Field Effect Transistors (FETs)
14 Feb 2006 | Tools | Contributor(s): Baudilio Tejerina
Quantum Chemsitry Lab: Ab Initio and DFT molecular and electronic structure calculations of small molecules
30 Mar 2006 | Tools | Contributor(s): Dragica Vasileska, Shaikh S. Ahmed, Matteo Mannino, Gerhard Klimeck, Gokula Kannan, Mark Lundstrom, Akira Matsudaira, Junzhe Geng
SCHRED simulation software calculates the envelope wavefunctions and the corresponding bound-state energies in a typical MOS, SOS and a typical SOI structure.
12 Jan 2006 | Tools | Contributor(s): Mark R. Pinto, kent smith, Muhammad A. Alam, Steven Clark, Xufeng Wang, Gerhard Klimeck, Dragica Vasileska
2D/3D devices under steady state, transient conditions or AC small-signal analysis
Quantum Dot Lab
12 Nov 2005 | Tools | Contributor(s): Gerhard Klimeck, Lars Bjaalie, Sebastian Steiger, David Ebert, Tillmann Christoph Kubis, Matteo Mannino, Michael McLennan, Hong-Hyun Park, Michael Povolotskyi
Compute the eigenstates of a particle in a box of various shapes including domes and pyramids.
Resonant Tunneling Diode Simulator
10 Oct 2005 | Tools | Contributor(s): Michael McLennan
Simulate 1D resonant tunneling devices and other heterostructures via ballistic quantum transport
PN Junction Lab
12 Sep 2005 | Tools | Contributor(s): Dragica Vasileska, Matteo Mannino, Michael McLennan, Xufeng Wang, Gerhard Klimeck, Saumitra Raj Mehrotra, Benjamin P Haley
This tool enables users to explore and teach the basic concepts of P-N junction devices.
09 Sep 2005 | Tools | Contributor(s): Jing Guo, Akira Matsudaira
Computes E(k) and the density-of-states (DOS) vs. energy for a carbon nanotube
14 Aug 2005 | Tools | Contributor(s): Michael McLennan
General-purpose circuit simulation program for nonlinear dc, nonlinear transient, and linear ac analysis
17 Jun 2005 | Tools | Contributor(s): K. J. Cho
Easy-to-use interface for designing and analyzing electronic properties of different nano materials
08 Jun 2005 | Tools | Contributor(s): Magnus Paulsson, Ferdows Zahid, Supriyo Datta, Michael McLennan
Computes current-voltage (I-V) characteristics and conductance spectrum (G-V) of a molecule sandwiched between two metallic contacts
15 May 2005 | Tools | Contributor(s): Connor S. Rafferty, kent smith, Yang Liu, Derrick Kearney, Steven Clark
Framework for solving systems of partial differential equations (PDEs) in time and 1, 2, or 3 space dimensions
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