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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.'
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20 May 2011 | Tools | Contributor(s): Eric Pop, Feifei Lian
Simulate the electrical and thermal properties of a graphene field-effect transistor.
FD integral calculator
13 Jun 2011 | Tools | Contributor(s): Xingshu Sun, Mark Lundstrom, raseong kim
Calculate the Fermi-Dirac integral given the fermi energy and the order of integral
Brillouin Zone Viewer
25 Jan 2011 | Tools | Contributor(s): Arun Goud Akkala, Sebastian Steiger, Hong-Hyun Park, Yosef Borga, Tillmann Christoph Kubis, Michael Povolotskyi, Gerhard Klimeck
Visualize Brillouin zones of different crystals and different unit cells
On-Chip Thermoelectric Cooling Tool
29 Mar 2011 | Tools | Contributor(s): Shuaib Salamat, David Alberto Saenz
Simulates a peltier cooler embedded on a chip casing and it's thermal profile.
28 Feb 2011 | Tools | Contributor(s): Jiantong Li
A Monte Carlo simulator to study percolation characteristics of two-dimensional stick systems
14 Feb 2006 | Tools | Contributor(s): Anisur Rahman, Jing Wang, Jing Guo, Md. Sayed Hasan, Yang Liu, Akira Matsudaira, Shaikh S. Ahmed, Supriyo Datta, Mark Lundstrom
Calculate the ballistic I-V characteristics for conventional MOSFETs, Nanowire MOSFETs and Carbon NanoTube MOSFETs
Crack Propagation Lab
06 Dec 2010 | Tools | Contributor(s): Markus Buehler, Justin Riley, Joo-Hyoung Lee, Jeffrey C Grossman
Models supersonic crack propagation in a 2D triangular lattice
27 Sep 2009 | Tools | Contributor(s): Alexander S McLeod, Peter Doak, Sahar Sharifzadeh, Jeffrey B. Neaton
This is an educational tool that illustrates the calculation of the electronic structure of materials using many-body perturbation theory within the GW approximation
Simulator for a T-stub transistor in a magnetic field
12 Mar 2010 | Tools | Contributor(s): Massimo Macucci
Simulates transport and shot noise in a t-stub transistor in the presence of a magnetic field
Nanostructured Optoelectronics Toolbox
19 Oct 2009 | Tools | Contributor(s): Ian Michael Rousseau, Jeffrey C Grossman, Vladimir Bulovic, Polina Anikeeva
Examine charge and exciton transport in nanostructured optoelectonic devices
Graphene Switch Box
01 Apr 2009 | Tools | Contributor(s): Sansiri Tanachutiwat, wei wang
Graphene Switch Box for FPGA Interconnects
Thermoelectric Generator Module with Convective Heat Transfer
14 Jun 2010 | Tools | Contributor(s): Yuefeng Wang, Guoheng Chen, Michael McLennan, Timothy S Fisher, Timothy D. Sands
Electrical power density and efficiency of a thermoelectric generator with convective heat transfer on hot side and cold side is calculated.
Model for Far From Equilibrium Transport in CNT/GNR FETs
30 Nov 2009 | Tools | Contributor(s): Paolo Michetti, Giuseppe Iannaccone
Simulation of CNT/GNR FETs including inelastic scattering via virtual probes approach and accounting for the presence of possible Schottky barrier contacts.
ANGEL - A Nonequilibrium Green Function Solver for LEDs
18 Jan 2010 | Tools | Contributor(s): sebastian steiger
An MPI-parallelized implementation of 1-D NEGF for heterostructures. Includes off-diagonal scattering. Effective mass band structure for electrons and holes. The online tool only provides basic …
Carbon Nanotube Relay
CNT NEMS as mechanical relay for memory applications
26 Apr 2009 | Tools | Contributor(s): Yang Zhao, Albert Liao, Eric Pop
Simulate field effect carrier mobility in back-gated CNTFET devices at low field
Valence Shell Electron Pair Repulsion simulator
06 Dec 2009 | Tools | Contributor(s): Baudilio Tejerina
This tool calculates the optimal distribution of particles subject to a Coulombic potential on the surface of a sphere.
Illinois Tools: Basic Bulk Silicon Transport Data at 300K
27 Oct 2009 | Tools | Contributor(s): Kyeong-hyun Park, Mohamed Mohamed, Nahil Sobh
Calculations of doped bulk silicon transport data
Memristor Simulation Tool
05 Oct 2009 | Tools | Contributor(s): Yuan Shen, Sansiri Tanachutiwat, Wei Wang
Simulate resistance change of a Voltage-controlled Memristor
MIT Tools for Energy Conversion and Storage
13 Sep 2009 | Tools | Contributor(s): Jeffrey C Grossman, Joo-Hyoung Lee, Varadharajan Srinivasan, Alexander S McLeod, Lucas Wagner
Atomic-Scale Simulation Tools to Explore Energy Conversion and Storage Materials
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