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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.
Combined Microstructure and Heat Transfer Modeling of Carbon Nanotube Thermal Interface Materials
22 Jul 2014 | | Contributor(s):: Yide Wang, Sridhar Sadasivam, Timothy S Fisher
Simulate mechanical and thermal performance of CNT thermal interface materials.
Multiscale Modeling of Thermoelectric Cooler
17 Dec 2014 | | Contributor(s):: Allison Anne Campbell, Mohammad Zunaidur Rashid, afsana sharmin, Shaikh S. Ahmed
This tool simulates a practical thermoelectric cooler unit with atomistic models
Nanoscale Solid-State Lighting Device Simulator
18 May 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Shaikh S. Ahmed, Vinay Uday Chimalgi, Katina Mattingly, krishna kumari Yalavarthi
Simulates the electronic and optical properties of nanoscale solid-state lighting devices in III-N material systems
Quantum Point Contact
18 May 2006 | | Contributor(s):: Richard Akis, Shaikh S. Ahmed, Mohammad Zunaidur Rashid, Richard Akis
Simulates the conductance and associated wavefunctions of Quantum Point Contacts.
Creep deformation in RF-MEMS
15 Jan 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Marisol Koslowski, Alejandro Strachan, Gabriela Venturini, Diego Fernando Cifuentes Pardo, Guillermo Andres Roman
Simulates creep deformation in fixed - fixed beam MEMS model
Time-dependent gate oxide breakdown Lab
04 Mar 2014 | | Contributor(s):: Xin Jin, Muhammad Ashraful Alam, Muhammad Masuduzzaman, Sang Hoon Shin, Sambit Palit
Simulate Time-dependent gate oxide breakdown
A Blind Fish in a River with a Waterfall
23 Mar 2010 | | Contributor(s):: Muhammad Alam, Sajia Sadeque
Prototype for a reliability problem defined as Stochastic Process with a Threshold
MEMS Piezoelectric Vibrational Energy Harvesting Lab
16 Jun 2014 | | Contributor(s):: Jorge Mario Monsalve, German Felipe Giraldo, Alba Graciela Avila, Gerhard Klimeck
Simulate the harvested electrical power from mechanical vibrations using a piezoelectric cantilevered beam
Bulk Heterojunction Morphology Generator
11 Feb 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Michael C. Heiber
This tool creates nanoscale bulk heterojunction morphologies for use with organic photovoltaics simulations
1-D Phonon BTE Solver
28 Jul 2014 | | Contributor(s):: Joseph Adrian Sudibyo, Amr Mohammed, Ali Shakouri
Simulate heat transport by solving one dimensional Boltzmann transport equation.
Bandgap Optimizer for Spectral Splitting PV Systems
23 Aug 2013 | | Contributor(s):: kevon clint charles, Jeff Gray
simulate the optimum performance of a multi-junction solar cell
Simulation and Admittance Analysis for Advanced Metal-Insulator-Semiconductor Characterization
23 Feb 2014 | | Contributor(s):: Alex Grede
Non-parabolic DOS simulation of III-V MISCAPs with impurity ionization effects and ability to view components of channel capacitance.
Magnetic Tunnel Junction Lab
23 Sep 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Samiran Ganguly, Deepanjan Datta, Chen Shang, Sankarsh Ramadas, Sayeef Salahuddin, Supriyo Datta
Calculate Resistance, Tunneling Magneto Resistance, Spin Torques, and Switching characteristics of a Magnetic Tunnel Junction
02 Aug 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Martin Hunt, Lei Cao, Alejandro Strachan, Marisol Koslowski
A phase field approach to plastic deformation in nano crystalline materials
Uniaxial and Biaxial Stress Strain Calculator for Semiconductors
16 Jan 2014 | | Contributor(s):: Jamie Teherani
Simulate stress or strain along user-defined Miller directions for arbitrary stress/strain configurations.
Linearized Boltzmann transport calculator for thermoelectric materials
11 Jul 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Je-Hyeong Bahk, Robert Benjamin Post, Kevin Margatan, Zhixi Bian, Ali Shakouri
Simulation tool to calculate thermoelectric transport properties of bulk materials based on their multiple nonparabolic band structure information using the linearized Boltzmann transport equation
Model and Algorithm Prototyping Platform
29 Sep 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Jaijeet Roychowdhury, Tianshi Wang
Model and Algorithm Prototyping Platform
Thermoelectric Power Generator System Optimization and Cost Analysis
26 Sep 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Kaz Yazawa, Kevin Margatan, Je-Hyeong Bahk, Ali Shakouri
Simulate cost and efficiency trade-off of a thermoelectric device as a function of material properties and heat transfer coefficients
17 Sep 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Kyle Conrad, Jesse Maassen, Mark Lundstrom
This tool calculates the distribution of modes, the electronic thermoelectric transport coefficients, and the lattice thermal transport properties from band structure information.
Intro to MOS-Capacitor Tool
09 Jan 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Emmanuel Jose Ochoa, Stella Quinones
Understanding the effect of silicon doping, oxide (SiO2) thickness, gate type (n+poly/p+poly), and semiconductor type (n-type/p-type) on the flatband voltage, threshold voltage, surface potential and oxide voltage of a MOS-Capacitor.