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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.
Molecular Exploration Tool
01 Aug 2014 | | Contributor(s):: Xueying Wang, nicolas onofrio, Alejandro Strachan, David M Guzman
The tool can display the molecule structures and run Lammps simulations.
Amorphous Semiconductor Transport Simulator
08 Nov 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Kevin Stewart
Estimate the carrier mobility in an amorphous semiconductor for thin-film transistor applications.
Lorentzian fitting tool for phonon spectral energy density and general use
20 Oct 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Tianli Feng, Xiulin Ruan
Fit a general data set (or specially the phonon spectral energy density) as a Lorentzian function to obtain the peak position (or phonon frequency) and full width at half maximum (or relaxation time).
VALint: the NEEDS Verilog-A Checker (BETA)
21 Jan 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Xufeng Wang, Geoffrey Coram, Colin McAndrew
Verilog-A lint and pretty printer created by NEEDS
ab initio simulations with ORCA
28 Jul 2015 | | Contributor(s):: nicolas onofrio, Alejandro Strachan
ab initio and density functional theory calculations dedicated to molecular systems
DFT Material Properties Simulator
21 Jul 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Gustavo Javier, Usama Kamran, David M Guzman, Alejandro Strachan, Peilin Liao
Compute electronic and mechanical properties of materials from DFT calculations with 1-Click
μplasma for Modified Paschen Curve Calculator
23 Jun 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Kudzo Samuel Ahegbebu, Alina Alexeenko, Siva Sashank Tholeti
Computes breakdown voltage and ionization enhanced Fowler Nordheim current density in microgaps.
System of Systems Analytic Workbench Toolset
23 Mar 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Daniel A Delaurentis, Karen Marais, Navindran Davendralingam, Cesare Guariniello, Payuna Uday, Zhemei Fang, Demetrios Katsaduros, Rakshit Chandrahasa
This is a toolset including different methods to support system of systems development and analysis.
Combined Microstructure and Heat Transfer Modeling of Carbon Nanotube Thermal Interface Materials
22 Jul 2014 | | Contributor(s):: Yide Wang, Sridhar Sadasivam, Timothy S Fisher
Simulate mechanical and thermal performance of CNT thermal interface materials.
Multiscale Modeling of Thermoelectric Cooler
17 Dec 2014 | | Contributor(s):: Allison Anne Campbell, Mohammad Zunaidur Rashid, afsana sharmin, Shaikh S. Ahmed
This tool simulates a practical thermoelectric cooler unit with atomistic models
Nanoscale Solid-State Lighting Device Simulator
18 May 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Shaikh S. Ahmed, Vinay Uday Chimalgi, Katina Mattingly, krishna kumari Yalavarthi, Rezaul Karim Nishat
Simulates the electronic and optical properties of nanoscale solid-state lighting devices in III-N material systems
Quantum Point Contact
18 May 2006 | | Contributor(s):: Richard Akis, Shaikh S. Ahmed, Mohammad Zunaidur Rashid, Richard Akis
Simulates the conductance and associated wavefunctions of Quantum Point Contacts.
Creep deformation in RF-MEMS
15 Jan 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Marisol Koslowski, Alejandro Strachan, Gabriela Venturini, Diego Fernando Cifuentes Pardo, Guillermo Andres Roman
Simulates creep deformation in fixed - fixed beam MEMS model
Time-dependent gate oxide breakdown Lab
04 Mar 2014 | | Contributor(s):: Xin Jin, Muhammad Ashraful Alam, Muhammad Masuduzzaman, Sang Hoon Shin, Sambit Palit
Simulate Time-dependent gate oxide breakdown
A Blind Fish in a River with a Waterfall
23 Mar 2010 | | Contributor(s):: Muhammad Alam, Sajia Sadeque
Prototype for a reliability problem defined as Stochastic Process with a Threshold
MEMS Piezoelectric Vibrational Energy Harvesting Lab
16 Jun 2014 | | Contributor(s):: Jorge Mario Monsalve, German Felipe Giraldo, Alba Graciela Avila, Gerhard Klimeck
Simulate the harvested electrical power from mechanical vibrations using a piezoelectric cantilevered beam
Bulk Heterojunction Morphology Generator
11 Feb 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Michael C. Heiber
This tool creates nanoscale bulk heterojunction morphologies for use with organic photovoltaics simulations
1-D Phonon BTE Solver
28 Jul 2014 | | Contributor(s):: Joseph Adrian Sudibyo, Amr Mohammed, Ali Shakouri
Simulate heat transport by solving one dimensional Boltzmann transport equation.
Bandgap Optimizer for Spectral Splitting PV Systems
23 Aug 2013 | | Contributor(s):: kevon clint charles, Jeff Gray
simulate the optimum performance of a multi-junction solar cell
Simulation and Admittance Analysis for Advanced Metal-Insulator-Semiconductor Characterization
23 Feb 2014 | | Contributor(s):: Alex Grede
Non-parabolic DOS simulation of III-V MISCAPs with impurity ionization effects and ability to view components of channel capacitance.