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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.
nanoMATERIALS SeqQuest DFT
04 Feb 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Ravi Pramod Kumar Vedula, Greg Bechtol, Benjamin P Haley, Alejandro Strachan
DFT calculations of materials
17 Jan 2007 | | 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
02 Aug 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Martin Hunt, Lei Cao, Alejandro Strachan, Marisol Koslowski
A phase field approach to plastic deformation in nano crystalline materials
Nanoscale Solid-State Lighting Device Simulator
18 May 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Shaikh S. Ahmed, Vinay Uday Chimalgi, Katina Mattingly, krishna kumari Yalavarthi
Simulates the electronic and optical properties of nanoscale solid-state lighting devices in III-N material systems
Nanostructured Optoelectronics Toolbox
19 Oct 2009 | | Contributor(s):: Ian Michael Rousseau, Jeffrey C Grossman, Vladimir Bulovic, Polina Anikeeva
Examine charge and exciton transport in nanostructured optoelectonic devices
24 Jul 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Gianluca Fiori, Giuseppe Iannaccone
3D Poisson/NEGF solver for the simulation of Graphene Nanoribbon, Carbon nanotubes and Silicon Nanowire Transistors.
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
NCN Retrospective Metrics Report
03 May 2018 | | Contributor(s):: Dwight McKay
This tool and the associated new hub-analytics package replace the old NCN Annual Report with a easily modified, more self-service alternative geared to current and future reporting requirements.
Northwestern University Initiative for Teaching Nanoscience
12 Aug 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Baudilio Tejerina
This package allows users to study and analyze of molecular properties using various electronic structure methods.
24 Apr 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Robert Benjamin Post, Stella Quinones
Calculate and observe the relationship between current, voltage, resistance, and power.
02 Sep 2008 | | Contributor(s):: SungGeun Kim, Mathieu Luisier, Benjamin P Haley, Abhijeet Paul, Saumitra Raj Mehrotra, Gerhard Klimeck, Hesameddin Ilatikhameneh
Full-band 3D quantum transport simulation in nanowire structure
On-Chip Thermoelectric Cooling Tool
29 Mar 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Shuaib Salamat, David Alberto Saenz
Simulates an embedded spot peltier cooler on a chip 1D thermal profile.
OOMMF: Object Oriented MicroMagnetic Framework
21 Jan 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Michael Joseph Donahue, Donald Gene Porter
A portable, extensible public domain program and associated tools for micromagnetic simulation
09 Jun 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Dan Karls, Benjamin P Haley, Alejandro Strachan, Ryan S Elliott, Ellad B Tadmor
Run interatomic potentials from the OpenKIM Repository in LAMMPS
Optimized Workflow for Electronic and Thermoelectric Properties
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14 Aug 2017 | | Contributor(s):: Gustavo Javier, Austin Zadoks, David M Guzman, Alejandro Strachan
Uses Density Functional Theory (DFT) to extract electronic properties of materials and connects to the nanoHUB tool Landauer Transport Properties (LanTraP) for thermoelectric calculations.
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
Passive Filter Circuits
12 Jul 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Rhea Khanna, Ogaga Daniel Odele, Krishna P. C. Madhavan, Aung Kyi San
Simulation of first and second order Passive Filter circuits.
Path Integral Monte Carlo
13 Dec 2007 | | Contributor(s):: John Shumway, Matthew Gilbert
21 Feb 2007 | | Contributor(s):: Heng Li, Alexander Gavrilenko
Calculation of the allowed and forbidden states in a periodic potential
Periodic Potential Lab
19 Jan 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Abhijeet Paul, Junzhe Geng, Gerhard Klimeck
Solve the time independent schrodinger eqn. for arbitrary periodic potentials