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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.
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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
Northwestern University Initiative for Teaching Nanoscience
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20 Aug 2008 | Tools | Contributor(s): Baudilio Tejerina
This package allows users to study and analyze of molecular properties using various electronic structure methods.
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14 May 2012 | Tools | Contributor(s): Robert Benjamin Post, Stella Quinones
Calculate and observe the relationship between current, voltage, resistance, and power.
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15 Dec 2008 | Tools | Contributor(s): SungGeun Kim, Mathieu Luisier, Benjamin P Haley, Abhijeet Paul, Saumitra Raj Mehrotra, Gerhard Klimeck, Hesameddin Ilatikhameneh
Full-band 3D quantum transport simulation in nanowire structure
On-Chip Thermoelectric Cooling Tool
29 Mar 2011 | Tools | Contributor(s): Shuaib Salamat, David Alberto Saenz
Simulates an embedded spot peltier cooler on a chip 1D thermal profile.
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
28 Oct 2016 | Tools | Contributor(s): Benjamin P Haley, Dan Karls, Alejandro Strachan, Ryan S Elliott, Ellad B Tadmor
Query the OpenKIM repository for names of interatomic Models for simulating selected materials
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
Passive Filter Circuits
31 Jul 2012 | Tools | Contributor(s): Rhea Khanna, Ogaga Daniel Odele, Krishna P. C. Madhavan, Aung Kyi San
Simulation of first and second order Passive Filter circuits.
Path Integral Monte Carlo
15 Jan 2008 | Tools | Contributor(s): John Shumway, Matthew Gilbert
21 Feb 2007 | Tools | Contributor(s): Heng Li, Alexander Gavrilenko
Calculation of the allowed and forbidden states in a periodic potential
Periodic Potential Lab
28 Jan 2008 | Tools | Contributor(s): Abhijeet Paul, Junzhe Geng, Gerhard Klimeck
Solve the time independent schrodinger eqn. for arbitrary periodic potentials
PETE : Purdue Emerging Technology Evaluator
27 Jun 2007 | Tools | Contributor(s): Arijit Raychowdhury, Charles Augustine, Yunfei Gao, Mark Lundstrom, Kaushik Roy
Estimate circuit level performance and power of novel devices
20 Apr 2012 | Tools | Contributor(s): Stella Quinones, Robert Benjamin Post
Visualize and understand the complex numbers represented in both rectangular and polar coordinates.
Piece-Wise Constant Potential Barriers Tool
08 Aug 2008 | Tools | Contributor(s): Xufeng Wang, Samarth Agarwal, Gerhard Klimeck, Dragica Vasileska, Mathieu Luisier, Jean Michel D Sellier
Transmission and the reflection coefficient of a five, seven, nine, eleven and 2n-segment piece-wise constant potential energy profile
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.
Probabilistic Spin Logic Simulator
26 Apr 2017 | Tools | Contributor(s): Brian Sutton, Kerem Yunus Camsari, Rafatul Faria, Supriyo Datta
Simulation environment and tutorial for Probabilistic Spin Logic (PSL)
Process Lab: Concentration-Dependent Diffusion
31 Oct 2006 | Tools | Contributor(s): Shuqing (Victor) Cao, Yang Liu, Peter Griffin
This modules simulates both the standard diffusion and concentration-dependent diffusion.
Process Lab: Defect-coupled diffusion
This tool simulates dopant diffusion coupled with point defects.
Process Lab: Oxidation Flux
19 Oct 2006 | Tools | Contributor(s): Shuqing (Victor) Cao, Yang Liu, Peter Griffin
This module simulates the oxidation flux.