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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.
Linearized Boltzmann transport calculator for thermoelectric materials
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04 Nov 2013 | Tools | Contributor(s): Je-Hyeong Bahk, Robert Benjamin Post, Kevin Margatan, Zhixi Bian, Ali Shakouri
Simulation tool to calculate thermoelectric transport properties of bulk materials based on their multiple nonparabolic band structure information using the linearized Boltzmann transport equation
Model and Algorithm Prototyping Platform
30 Oct 2013 | Tools | Contributor(s): Jaijeet Roychowdhury, Tianshi Wang
Thermoelectric Power Generator System Optimization and Cost Analysis
24 Oct 2013 | Tools | 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
Tapas Kumar Maiti
Simon Peter Tsaoussis
Akshay Kumar Mahadev Arabhavi
18 Sep 2013 | Tools | Contributor(s): Kyle Conrad, Jesse Maassen, Mark Lundstrom
This tool calculates the distribution of modes, the electronic thermoelectric transport coefficients, and the lattice thermal transport properties from band structure information.
Intro to MOS-Capacitor Tool
23 Jul 2013 | Tools | Contributor(s): Emmanuel Jose Ochoa, Stella Quinones
Understanding the effect of silicon doping, oxide (SiO2) thickness, gate type (n+poly/p+poly), and semiconductor type (n-type/p-type) on the flatband voltage, threshold voltage, surface potential...
Tunnel FETs - Device Physics and Realizations
10 Jul 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Joachim Knoch
Here, the operating principles of TFETs will be discussed in detail and experimental realizations as well as simulation results will be presented. In particular, the role of the injecting source...
The Road Ahead for Carbon Nanotube Transistors
09 Jul 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Aaron Franklin
In this talk, recent advancements in the nanotube transistor field will be reviewed, showing why CNTFETs are worth considering now more than ever. Then, the material- and device-related challenges...
Thin-Film and Multi-Element Thermoelectric Devices Simulator
29 Jun 2013 | Tools | 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
Device Physics Studies of III-V and Silicon MOSFETS for Digital Logic
28 Jun 2013 | Papers | Contributor(s): Himadri Pal
III-V's are currently gaining a lot of attraction as possible MOSFET channel materials due to their high intrinsic mobility. Several challenges, however, need to be overcome before III-V's can...
III-V Nanoscale MOSFETS: Physics, Modeling, and Design
28 Jun 2013 | Papers | Contributor(s): Yang Liu
As predicted by the International Roadmap for Semiconductors (ITRS), power consumption has been the bottleneck for future silicon CMOS technology scaling. To circumvent this limit, researchers are...
Inelastic Transport in Carbon Nanotube Electronic and Optoelectronic Devices
28 Jun 2013 | Papers | Contributor(s): Siyu Koswatta
Discovered in the early 1990's, carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are found to have exceptional physical characteristics compared to conventional semiconductor materials, with much potential for devices...
Physics and Simulation of Nanoscale Electronic and Thermoelectric Devices
28 Jun 2013 | Papers | Contributor(s): raseong kim
For the past few decades, transistors have been continuously scaled. Dimensions are now at the nanoscale, and device performance has dramatically improved. Nanotechnology is also achieving...