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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.
Illinois Tools: MOCA
4.0 out of 5 stars
28 Mar 2007 | Tools | Contributor(s): Mohamed Mohamed, Umberto Ravaioli, Nahil Sobh, derrick kearney
A 2D Full-band Monte Carlo (MOCA) Simulation of SOI Device Structures
16 Mar 2007 | Tools | Contributor(s): Arash Hazeghi, Tejas Krishnamohan, H.-S. Philip Wong
Simulate Carbon Nanotube field Effect transistor with Schottky Barriers
Carbon Nanotubes Interconnect Analyzer (CNIA)
5.0 out of 5 stars
14 Mar 2007 | Tools | Contributor(s): Sansiri Tanachutiwat, Wei Wang
Analyze performances of carbon nanotube bundle interconnects
23 Feb 2007 | Tools | Contributor(s): Shaikh S. Ahmed, Dragica Vasileska
Quantum-corrected Monte-Carlo transport simulator for two-dimensional MOSFET devices.
0.0 out of 5 stars
21 Feb 2007 | Tools | Contributor(s): Heng Li, Alexander Gavrilenko
Calculation of the allowed and forbidden states in a periodic potential
3.0 out of 5 stars
09 Feb 2007 | Tools | Contributor(s): Neophytos Neophytou, Shaikh S. Ahmed, Eric Polizzi, Gerhard Klimeck, Mark Lundstrom
Simulates ballistic transport properties in 3D Carbon NanoTube Field Effect Transistor (CNTFET) devices
09 Feb 2007 | Tools | Contributor(s): Wei Zhao, Yu Cao
Predictive model files for future transistor technologies.
2.0 out of 5 stars
17 Jan 2007 | Tools | Contributor(s): Satish Kumar, Man Prakash Gupta, Ninad Pimparkar, Jayathi Murthy, Muhammad Alam
A simulation tool for Thin films transistors based on network of nanotubes or nanowires
4.5 out of 5 stars
14 Dec 2006 | Tools | Contributor(s): Gyungseon Seol, Youngki Yoon, James K Fodor, Jing Guo, Akira Matsudaira, Diego Kienle, Gengchiau Liang, Gerhard Klimeck, Mark Lundstrom, Ahmed Ibrahim Saeed
This tool simulates E-k and DOS of CNTs and graphene nanoribbons.
31 Oct 2006 | Tools | Contributor(s): M. E. Klausmeier-Brown, C. M. Maziar, P. E. Dodd, M. A. Stettler, Xufeng Wang, Gerhard Klimeck
Improved program consists of DEMON and SDEMON
Process Lab: Defect-coupled diffusion
31 Oct 2006 | Tools | Contributor(s): Shuqing (Victor) Cao, Yang Liu, Peter Griffin
This tool simulates dopant diffusion coupled with point defects.
Process Lab: Concentration-Dependent Diffusion
This modules simulates both the standard diffusion and concentration-dependent diffusion.
19 Oct 2006 | Tools | Contributor(s): Shuqing (Victor) Cao, Yang Liu, Peter Griffin
Integrated Circuit Fabrication Process Simulation
Process Lab: Oxidation Flux
This module simulates the oxidation flux.
Modeling Interface-defect Generation (MIG)
28 Aug 2006 | Tools | Contributor(s): Ahmad Ehteshamul Islam, Haldun Kufluoglu, Muhammad A. Alam
Analyzes device reliability based on NBTI
nano-Materials Simulation Toolkit
09 Aug 2006 | Tools | Contributor(s): Alejandro Strachan, Amritanshu Palaria, Ya Zhou, Janam Jhaveri
Molecular Dynamics simulations of nano-materials
16 Jun 2006 | Tools | Contributor(s): Gang Li, Zhi Tang, Huijuan Zhao, Narayan Aluru
Compute the strain effects on the thermal properties of bulk crystalline silicon
16 Jun 2006 | Tools | Contributor(s): Gang Li, Yang Xu, Narayan Aluru
Compute the charge density distribution and potential variation inside a MOS structure by using a coarse-grained tight binding model
01 Jun 2006 | Tools | Contributor(s): Marcelo Alejandro Kuroda, Salvador Barraza-Lopez, J. P. Leburton
Calculates the phonon band structure of carbon nanotubes using the force constant method.
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