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.
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
17 Jun 2005 | | Contributor(s):: Kyeongjae Cho
Easy-to-use interface for designing and analyzing electronic properties of different nano materials
08 Jun 2005 | | Contributor(s):: Magnus Paulsson, Ferdows Zahid, Supriyo Datta, Michael McLennan
Computes current-voltage (I-V) characteristics and conductance spectrum (G-V) of a molecule sandwiched between two metallic contacts
15 May 2005 | | Contributor(s):: Connor S. Rafferty, kent smith, Yang Liu, Derrick Kearney, Steven Clark
Framework for solving systems of partial differential equations (PDEs) in time and 1, 2, or 3 space dimensions