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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.
A Comparative Study of nanoHUB Tools for the Simulation of Carbon-based FETs
03 Sep 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Jose M. de la Rosa
This work compares the different tools available in nanoHUB for the electrical simulation of carbon- based field-effect transistors made up of either carbon nanotubes (CNTs) or graphene. ...
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
Variation-Aware Nanosystem Design Kit (NDK)
30 Jul 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Gage Hills
Carbon nanotube field-effect transistors (CNFETs) are promising candidates for building energy-efficient digital systems at highly scaled technology nodes. However, carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are inherently subject to variations that reduce circuit yield, increase susceptibility to noise, and...
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.
Along for the Ride: Reflections on the Past, Present, and Future of Nanoelectronics
25 Jun 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Mark Lundstrom
A Crash Course in Nanophotonic Simulations
18 Jun 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Peter Bermel
This seminar will cover rapid, scalable computational methods used in simulating optical reflection,transmission, and absorption in complex structures. After a brief survey of the tools available, the S4 simulation tool will be demonstrated in detail.
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Failures in Photovoltaic Modules
16 Apr 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Peter Bermel
In this talk, I will discuss some of the major sources of performance degradation for common glass-encapsulated PV modules, including crystalline silicon and thin films. The greatest reliability challenges have occurred in the latter, with recent studies showing that thin-film modules operating...
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.
Atomistic Simulations of Materials Chemistry: From Nanoelectronics to Energetics
06 Apr 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Alejandro Strachan
Presentation slides with embedded videos are available for download. Please see the Support Docs tab.
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