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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.
ECE 453 Lecture 35: Transmission
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17 May 2005 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Supriyo Datta
ECE 453 Lecture 37: Wavefunction versus Green's Function
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Reference Chapter 9.1
ECE 453 Lecture 38: Ohm's Law
Reference Chapter 9.4
ECE 453 Lecture 39: Coulomb Blockade
Reference Chapter 3.4
ECE 453 Lecture 3: Quantum of Conductance
Reference Chapters 1.3, 111
ECE 453 Lecture 40: Summary
ECE 453 Lecture 4: Charging Effects 1
Reference Chapter 1.4
ECE 453 Lecture 5: Charging Effects 2
Reference Chapters 1.2 & 1.4
ECE 453 Lecture 6: Charging Effect, Towards Ohm's Law
Reference Chapters 1.4, 1.5 & 1.6
ECE 453 Lecture 7: Hydrogen Atom
Reference Chapter 2.1
ECE 453 Lecture 8: Schrödinger Equation 1
ECE 453 Lecture 9: Schrödinger Equation 2
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15 May 2005 | Tools | Contributor(s): Connor S. Rafferty, kent smith, Yang Liu, Derrick Kearney, Steven Clark
Framework for solving systems of partial differential equations (PDEs) in time and 1, 2, or 3 space dimensions
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...
Nanotechnology-Enabled Direct Energy Conversion
05 Apr 2005 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Gang Chen
Energy transport in nanostructures differs significantly from macrostructures because of classical and quantum size effects on energy carriers such as on phonons, electrons, photons, and...
Quantum Transport: Atom to Transistor - Questions & Answers
23 Mar 2005 | Presentation Materials | Contributor(s): Supriyo Datta
Welcome to the Question and Answer page for the online class Quantum Transport: Atom to Transistor.
Feasibility of Molecular Manufacturing
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15 Mar 2005 | Animations | Contributor(s): EPICS LSPM Team
Martin and Laura have an interesting debate about the feasibility of Molecular Manufacturing. Can molecular assemblers be developed to create new materials, new devices, and even macroscopic...
MATLAB Scripts for "Quantum Transport: Atom to Transistor"
15 Mar 2005 | Downloads | Contributor(s): Supriyo Datta
Tinker with quantum transport models! Download the MATLAB scripts used to demonstrate the physics described in Supriyo Datta's book Quantum Transport: Atom to Transistor. These simple models are...
Nanomanufacturing: Top-Down and Bottom-Up
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Martin presents an overview of nanomanufacturing techniques, explaining the difference between top-down and bottom-up approaches.
Scanning Probe Microscopes
Laura explains how scanning probe microscopes can be used to create images of small devices, molecules, and even atoms! A large-scale version of the scanning probe microscope is built out of...