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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.
Tunnel FET Compact Model
24 Aug 2016 | Tools | Contributor(s): Hesameddin Ilatikhameneh, Tarek Ahmed Ameen (editor), Fan Chen (editor), Ramon Salazar, Gerhard Klimeck, Joerg Appenzeller, Rajib Rahman
Model Tunnel FETs based on analytic modeling and WKB method
Model Selection Using Gaussian Mixture Models and Parallel Computing
27 Jul 2016 | Tools | Contributor(s): Tian Qiu, Yiyi Chen, Georgios Karagiannis, Guang Lin
Model Selection Using Gaussian Mixture Models
OOMMF: Object Oriented MicroMagnetic Framework
21 Jan 2016 | Tools | Contributor(s): Michael Joseph Donahue, Donald Gene Porter
A portable, extensible public domain program and associated tools for micromagnetic simulation
Spectral phonon relaxation time calculation tool by using normal mode analysis based on molecular dynamics
19 Jan 2016 | Tools | Contributor(s): Tianli Feng, Divya Chalise, Xiulin Ruan
Calculate the spectral phonon relaxation time in solids based on molecular dynamics.
nanoHUB Citations: Co-author Network Generator
14 Jan 2016 | Tools | Contributor(s): Hanjun Xian
Generate the co-author network based on all scholarly citations of nanoHUB
Advanced Thermoelectric Power Generation Simulator for Waste Heat Recovery and Energy Harvesting
11 Jan 2016 | Tools | Contributor(s): Je-Hyeong Bahk, Kevin Margatan, Kaz Yazawa, Ali Shakouri
Tool to simulate thermoelectric power generation device/system with temperature-dependent material properties for waste heat recovery and wearable energy harvesting
MIF generator for OOMMF
18 Dec 2015 | Tools | Contributor(s): Zachary Yu, Jung Jin Park, Tanya Faltens, Rafatul Faria, Supriyo Datta
Provide highly-customized input model file for OOMMF
Molecular Exploration Tool
10 Dec 2015 | Tools | Contributor(s): Xueying Wang, nicolas onofrio, Alejandro Strachan, David M Guzman
The tool can display the molecule structures and run Lammps simulations.
Amorphous Semiconductor Transport Simulator
16 Nov 2015 | Tools | Contributor(s): Kevin Stewart
Estimate the carrier mobility in an amorphous semiconductor for thin-film transistor applications.
Lorentzian fitting tool for phonon spectral energy density and general use
26 Oct 2015 | Tools | Contributor(s): Tianli Feng, Xiulin Ruan
Fit a general data set (or specially the phonon spectral energy density) as a Lorentzian function to obtain the peak position (or phonon frequency) and full width at half maximum (or relaxation time).
VALint: the NEEDS Verilog-A Checker (BETA)
10 Sep 2015 | Tools | Contributor(s): Xufeng Wang, Geoffrey Coram, Colin McAndrew
Verilog-A lint and pretty printer created by NEEDS
ab initio simulations with ORCA
27 Aug 2015 | Tools | Contributor(s): nicolas onofrio, Alejandro Strachan
ab initio and density functional theory calculations dedicated to molecular systems
DFT Material Properties Simulator
10 Aug 2015 | Tools | Contributor(s): Gustavo Javier, Usama Kamran, David M Guzman, Alejandro Strachan, Peilin Liao
Compute electronic and mechanical properties of materials from DFT calculations with 1-Click
μplasma for Modified Paschen Curve Calculator
03 Jul 2015 | Tools | Contributor(s): Kudzo Samuel Ahegbebu, Alina Alexeenko, Siva Sashank Tholeti
Computes breakdown voltage and ionization enhanced Fowler Nordheim current density in microgaps.
System of Systems Analytic Workbench Toolset
01 Jul 2015 | Tools | Contributor(s): Daniel A Delaurentis, Karen Marais, Navindran Davendralingam, Cesare Guariniello, Payuna Uday, Zhemei Fang, Demetrios Katsaduros, Rakshit Chandrahasa
This is a toolset including different methods to support system of systems development and analysis.
Combined Microstructure and Heat Transfer Modeling of Carbon Nanotube Thermal Interface Materials
14 Apr 2015 | Tools | Contributor(s): Yide Wang, Sridhar Sadasivam, Timothy S Fisher
Simulate mechanical and thermal performance of CNT thermal interface materials.
Multiscale Modeling of Thermoelectric Cooler
20 Mar 2015 | Tools | 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
03 Feb 2015 | Tools | 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
02 Feb 2015 | Tools | 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
21 Jan 2015 | Tools | Contributor(s): Marisol Koslowski, Alejandro Strachan, Gabriela Venturini, Diego Fernando Cifuentes Pardo, Guillermo Andres Roman
Simulates creep deformation in fixed - fixed beam MEMS model