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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.
2012 NCN@Purdue Summer School: Electronics from the Bottom Up
20 Jul 2012 | Workshops
The 2012 Summer School will feature a series of lectures on electron transport in Nanotransistors, combined with lectures and hands-on tutorials using the NEMO5 nanoelectronic modeling software....
2003 Summer Institute Wokshop on Molecular Conduction
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14 Apr 2004 | Workshops
The tutorials supplied below were part of the Molecular Conduction Workshop held at Purdue University in July of 2003.
2004 Computational Materials Science Summer School
29 Aug 2005 | Workshops
This short course will explore a range of computational approaches relevant for nanotechnology.
2008 NCN@Purdue Summer School: Electronics from the Bottom Up
26 Aug 2008 | Workshops | Contributor(s): Muhammad A. Alam, Supriyo Datta, Mark Lundstrom
Electronics from the Bottom Up is designed to promote the bottom-up perspective by beginning at the nanoscale, and working up to the micro and macroscale of devices and systems. For electronic...
2009 NCN@Purdue Summer School: Electronics from the Bottom Up
22 Sep 2009 | Workshops | Contributor(s): Supriyo Datta, Mark Lundstrom, Muhammad A. Alam, Joerg Appenzeller
The school will consist of two lectures in the morning on the Nanostructured Electronic Devices: Percolation and Reliability and an afternoon lecture on Graphene Physics and Devices. A hands on...
2010 NCN@Purdue Summer School: Electronics from the Bottom Up
18 Jan 2011 | Workshops
Electronics from the Bottom Up seeks to bring a new perspective to electronic devices – one that is designed to help realize the opportunities that nanotechnology presents.
2011 NCN@Purdue Summer School: Electronics from the Bottom Up
20 Jul 2011 | Workshops
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Additional Tutorials on Selected Topics in Nanotechnology
29 Mar 2011 | Workshops | Contributor(s): Gerhard Klimeck, Umesh V. Waghmare, Timothy S Fisher, N. S. Vidhyadhiraja
Select tutorials in nanotechnology, a part of the
2010 NCN@Purdue Summer School: Electronics from the Bottom Up.
Birck Nanotechnology Center Annual Research Review: 2009
02 Dec 2009 | Workshops | Contributor(s): Timothy D. Sands
The Third Annual Birck Nanotechnology Center Research Symposium was held on April 6, 2009 in Purdue's Discovery Park. Along with poster presentations by graduate students and postdoctoral...
Mini-Workshop on Carbon-Nanotube FETs
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13 May 2003 | Workshops
This informal one-day workshop was intended to discuss theory, modeling, and simulation for CNT-electronics, specifically FETs. The objective was to kick off an NSF-funded project on the modeling...
NCN Student Workshop 2005
28 Apr 2005 | Workshops
The first NCN Student Workshop was held April 6-7, 2005. This workshop was designed to give students in the program a background about NCN activities, and to hear from them how NCN can better...
NEEDS Workshop on Compact Modeling
19 Jun 2013 | Workshops | Contributor(s): Mark Lundstrom, Jaijeet Roychowdhury
Advanced in research promise a new era of electronics – one that harnesses the capabilities of
Organic Photovoltaics: Experiment and Theory
31 Jan 2011 | Workshops | Contributor(s): Biwu Ma, Eric Isaacs, Jeffrey B. Neaton
This workshop at the 2010 Users' Meeting of the Molecular Foundry and the National Center for Electron Microscopy, both DOE-funded Research Centers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory,...