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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.
Process Lab: Concentration-Dependent Diffusion
09 Oct 2006 | | Contributor(s):: Shuqing (Victor) Cao, yang liu, Peter Griffin
This modules simulates both the standard diffusion and concentration-dependent diffusion.
Integrated Circuit Fabrication Process Simulation
Process Lab: Oxidation Flux
This module simulates the oxidation flux.
Modeling Interface-defect Generation (MIG)
18 Jul 2006 | | Contributor(s):: Ahmad Ehteshamul Islam, HALDUN KUFLUOGLU, Muhammad A. Alam
Analyzes device reliability based on NBTI
nano-Materials Simulation Toolkit
08 Aug 2006 | | Contributor(s):: Alejandro Strachan, Amritanshu Palaria, Ya Zhou, Janam Jhaveri
Molecular Dynamics simulations of nano-materials
16 Jun 2006 | | Contributor(s):: , Zhi Tang, huijuan zhao, Narayan Aluru
Compute the strain effects on the thermal properties of bulk crystalline silicon
15 Jun 2006 | | 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
30 May 2006 | | Contributor(s):: Marcelo Kuroda, Salvador Barraza-Lopez,
Calculates the phonon band structure of carbon nanotubes using the force constant method.
19 May 2006 | | 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
Band Structure Lab
19 May 2006 | | Contributor(s):: Samik Mukherjee, Kai Miao, Abhijeet Paul, Neophytos Neophytou, Raseong Kim, Junzhe Geng, Michael Povolotskyi, Tillmann Christoph Kubis, Arvind Ajoy, Bozidar Novakovic, James Fonseca, Hesameddin Ilatikhameneh, Sebastian Steiger, Michael McLennan, Mark Lundstrom, Gerhard Klimeck
Computes the electronic and phonon structure of various materials in the spatial configuration of bulk , quantum wells, and wires
06 Apr 2006 | | Contributor(s):: Akira Matsudaira, Saumitra Raj Mehrotra, Shaikh S. Ahmed, Gerhard Klimeck, Dragica Vasileska
Capacitance of a MOS device
30 Mar 2006 | | Contributor(s):: Shaikh S. Ahmed, Saumitra Raj Mehrotra, SungGeun Kim, Matteo Mannino, Gerhard Klimeck, Dragica Vasileska, Xufeng Wang, Himadri Pal, Gloria Wahyu Budiman
Simulates the current-voltage characteristics for bulk, SOI, and double-gate Field Effect Transistors (FETs)
14 Feb 2006 | | Contributor(s):: Baudilio Tejerina
Quantum Chemsitry Lab: Ab Initio and DFT molecular and electronic structure calculations of small molecules
30 Mar 2006 | | Contributor(s):: Dragica Vasileska, Shaikh S. Ahmed, Gokula Kannan, Matteo Mannino, Gerhard Klimeck, Mark Lundstrom, Akira Matsudaira, Junzhe Geng
SCHRED simulation software calculates the envelope wavefunctions and the corresponding bound-state energies in a typical MOS, SOS and a typical SOI structure.
12 Jan 2006 | | 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
Quantum Dot Lab
12 Nov 2005 | | Contributor(s):: Prasad Sarangapani, James Fonseca, Daniel F Mejia, James Charles, Woody Gilbertson, Tarek Ahmed Ameen, Hesameddin Ilatikhameneh, Andrew Roché, Lars Bjaalie, Sebastian Steiger, David Ebert, Matteo Mannino, Hong-Hyun Park, Tillmann Christoph Kubis, Michael Povolotskyi, Michael McLennan, Gerhard Klimeck
Compute the eigenstates of a particle in a box of various shapes including domes, pyramids and multilayer structures.
Resonant Tunneling Diode Simulator
10 Oct 2005 | | Contributor(s):: Michael McLennan
Simulate 1D resonant tunneling devices and other heterostructures via ballistic quantum transport
PN Junction Lab
12 Sep 2005 | | 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.
09 Sep 2005 | | Contributor(s):: Jing Guo, Akira Matsudaira
Computes E(k) and the density-of-states (DOS) vs. energy for a carbon nanotube
14 Aug 2005 | | Contributor(s):: Michael McLennan
General-purpose circuit simulation program for nonlinear dc, nonlinear transient, and linear ac analysis