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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.
SPICE Subcircuit Generator for Spintronic Nonmagnetic Metallic Channel Components
11 Oct 2017 | Contributor(s):: Onur Dincer, Azad Naeemi
Generates SPICE subcircuit netlist for electronic and spintronic transport in nanoscale nonmagnetic metallic channels
14 Aug 2005 | | Contributor(s):: Michael McLennan
General-purpose circuit simulation program for nonlinear dc, nonlinear transient, and linear ac analysis
Spin Coupled Quantum Dots
09 Jul 2008 | | Contributor(s):: John Shumway, Matthew Gilbert
Path integral calculation of exchange coupling of spins in neighboring quantum dots.
Spin Transport Modeling Tool
21 Aug 2017 | | Contributor(s):: Onur Dincer, Azad Naeemi
Calculates spin transport parameters in nanoscale metallic interconnects.
28 Feb 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Jiantong Li
A Monte Carlo simulator to study percolation characteristics of two-dimensional stick systems
15 Jun 2007 | | Contributor(s):: Joe Ringgenberg, Joydeep Bhattacharjee, Jeffrey B. Neaton, Jeffrey C Grossman, Eric Schwegler
Explore the influence of strain on first-principles bandstructures of semiconductors.
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.
TEM Lattice Calculator
13 Mar 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Jamie Teherani
Calculate the lattice constant as a function of position from a TEM through Fourier analysis.
Theoretical Electron Density Visualizer
01 Jul 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Baudilio Tejerina
TEDVis calculates and displays 3D maps of molecular ED and its derivatives from the wave function.
Thermoelectric Generator Module with Convective Heat Transfer
14 Jun 2010 | | Contributor(s):: Yuefeng Wang, Guoheng Chen, Michael McLennan, Timothy S Fisher,
Electrical power density and efficiency of a thermoelectric generator with convective heat transfer on hot side and cold side is calculated.
Thermoelectric Power Factor Calculator for Nanocrystalline Composites
18 Oct 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Terence Musho, Greg Walker
Quantum Simulation of the Seebeck Coefficient and Electrical Conductivity in a 2D Nanocrystalline Composite Structure using Non-Equilibrium Green's Functions
Thermoelectric Power Factor Calculator for Superlattices
Quantum Simulation of the Seebeck Coefficient and Electrical Conductivity in 1D Superlattice Structures using Non-Equilibrium Green's Functions
Thermoelectric Power Generator System Optimization and Cost Analysis
26 Sep 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Kaz Yazawa, Kevin Margatan, Je-Hyeong Bahk, Ali Shakouri
Simulate cost and efficiency trade-off of a thermoelectric device as a function of material properties and heat transfer coefficients
Thin-Film and Multi-Element Thermoelectric Devices Simulator
17 Jul 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Je-Hyeong Bahk, Megan Youngs, Zach Schaffter, Kazuaki Yazawa, Ali Shakouri
Tool to simulate both micro-scale thin-film thermoelectric devices and large-scale multi-element thermoelectric modules for cooling and power generation
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
TRANSpull: computes pulling coupled to transport properties of single molecules.
27 Jul 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Jason Hutcheson, Ignacio Franco, Renaud Nicolas, Marcelo Carignano, Mark Ratner, George C. Schatz
Calculates the electronic transport properties of single molecules as they are mechanically elongated.
28 Sep 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Ricardo Carvalho de Melos
A RTN behavior Simulation Tool
Truncated Levy model for TDTR
22 Nov 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Amr Mohammed, Ali Shakouri
Simulate the transient thermal response of materials probed using optical pump probe experiment (TDTR)
30 Apr 2007 | | Contributor(s):: Steven Clark
TSUPREM-4 is a computer program for simulating the processing steps used in the manufacture of silicon integrated circuits and discrete devices.
Tunnel FET Compact Model
11 Mar 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Hesameddin Ilatikhameneh, Tarek Ahmed Ameen (editor), Fan Chen (editor), Ramon Salazar, Gerhard Klimeck, Joerg Appenzeller, Rajib Rahman
Model Tunnel FETs based on analytic modeling and WKB method