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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.
Micro-Mechanics Simulation Tool: Thin film
06 Jul 2009 | Tools | Contributor(s): Sowmya Ramarapu, Soumava Bera, Lei Cao, Marisol Koslowski, Lei Lei, Efosa Ogiesoba, Andrew Robison, Ruixuan Ren, Nikolaus Utomo, Yuesong Xie
This tool simulates a threading dislocation evolving in a passivated thin film
EPR - ESR
15 May 2009 | Tools | Contributor(s): Baudilio Tejerina, Joshua Telser
This program calculates the powder pattern EPR spectra of a 2-spin electronic system.
KP Nanowire/UTB FET
13 Apr 2009 | Tools | Contributor(s): Mincheol Shin
Simulate Nanowire/UTB FETs Using KP method
Archimedes, GNU Monte Carlo simulator
01 Apr 2009 | Tools | Contributor(s): Jean Michel D Sellier
GNU Monte Carlo simulation of 2D semiconductor devices, III-V materials
Random laser dynamics
31 Mar 2009 | Tools | Contributor(s): Alexander Gavrilenko, Mohammad Mayy, Taina D. Matos
Simulation of random laser dynamics
Thermoelectric Power Factor Calculator for Superlattices
08 Jan 2009 | Tools | Contributor(s): Terence Musho, Greg Walker
Quantum Simulation of the Seebeck Coefficient and Electrical Conductivity in 1D Superlattice Structures using Non-Equilibrium Green's Functions
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
25 Nov 2008 | Tools | Contributor(s): Dragica Vasileska, Gerhard Klimeck, Saumitra Raj Mehrotra
This tool gives insight into the basic operation of MESFET devices
Assembly for Nanotechnology Survey Courses
06 Nov 2008 | Tools | Contributor(s): Gerhard Klimeck, Dragica Vasileska
Educational Tools for Classroom and Homework use to introduce nanotechnology concepts
a TCAD Lab
31 Oct 2008 | Tools | Contributor(s): Gerhard Klimeck, Dragica Vasileska
An Assembly of TCAD tools for circuit, device, and process simulation
Thermoelectric Power Factor Calculator for Nanocrystalline Composites
21 Oct 2008 | Tools | Contributor(s): Terence Musho, Greg Walker
Quantum Simulation of the Seebeck Coefficient and Electrical Conductivity in a 2D Nanocrystalline Composite Structure using Non-Equilibrium Green's Functions
17 Oct 2008 | Tools | Contributor(s): Gianluca Fiori, Giuseppe Iannaccone
3D Poisson/NEGF solver for the simulation of Graphene Nanoribbon, Carbon nanotubes and Silicon Nanowire Transistors.
Effect of Doping on Semiconductors
16 Sep 2008 | Tools | Contributor(s): Umberto Ravaioli, Nahil Sobh, Mohamed Mohamed
effects of doping in bulk silicon.
1D Heterostructure Tool
04 Sep 2008 | Tools | Contributor(s): Arun Goud Akkala, Sebastian Steiger, Jean Michel D Sellier, Sunhee Lee, Michael Povolotskyi, Tillmann Christoph Kubis, Hong-Hyun Park, Samarth Agarwal, Gerhard Klimeck, James Fonseca, Archana Tankasala, Kuang-Chung Wang, Chin-Yi Chen, Fan Chen
Poisson-Schrödinger Solver for 1D Heterostructures
Introduction to Solid State Electronic Devices Classes Tools
27 Aug 2008 | Tools | Contributor(s): Mohamed Mohamed, Nahil Sobh, Kyeong-hyun Park
Tools to complement Illinois Solid State Electronic Devices Classes
25 Aug 2008 | Tools | Contributor(s): Dragica Vasileska, Gerhard Klimeck, Xufeng Wang, Stephen M. Goodnick
This tool is used for the Advanced Computational Electronics Tool Based Curricula
AQME - Advancing Quantum Mechanics for Engineers
21 Aug 2008 | Tools | Contributor(s): Gerhard Klimeck, Xufeng Wang, Dragica Vasileska
One-stop-shop for teaching quantum mechanics for engineers
Illinois Tools: NP Junction: Short-Base Depletion Approximation
21 Aug 2008 | Tools | Contributor(s): Nahil Sobh, Mohamed Mohamed
Illinois Tools: NP Junction: Long-Base Depletion Approximation
Bound States Calculation Lab
21 Aug 2008 | Tools | Contributor(s): Dragica Vasileska, Gerhard Klimeck, Xufeng Wang
Calculates bound states for square, parabolic, triangular and V-shaped potential energy profile