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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.
NanoMOS 2.5 Source Code Download
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22 Feb 2005 | Downloads | Contributor(s): Zhibin Ren, Sebastien Goasguen
NanoMOS is a 2-D simulator for thin body (less than 5 nm), fully depleted, double-gated n-MOSFETs. A choice of five transport models is available (drift-diffusion, classical ballistic, energy...
Nanotechnology 501 Lecture Series
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22 Feb 2005 | Series | Contributor(s): Gerhard Klimeck (editor), Mark Lundstrom (editor), Joseph M. Cychosz (editor)
Welcome to Nanotechnology 501, a series of lectures designed to provide an introduction to nanotechnology. This series is similar to our popular lecture series Nanotechnology 101, but it is...
Electrical Resistance: An Atomistic View
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16 Feb 2005 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Supriyo Datta
Huckel-IV on the nanoHub
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16 Feb 2005 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Magnus Paulsson, Ferdows Zahid, Supriyo Datta
Measuring Molecular Conductance: A Review of Experimental Approaches
16 Feb 2005 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Ron Reifenberger
Simulating Electronic Conduction Through the NanoHub
16 Feb 2005 | Presentation Materials | Contributor(s): Sebastien Goasguen
Simulating Electronic Conduction Through the nanoHUB
Probing Molecular Conduction with Scanning Probe Microscopy
15 Feb 2005 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark Hersam
This tutorial will provide an overview of scanning probe microscopy (SPM) and
its application towards problems in molecular conduction. In an effort to communicate
the power and limitations of...
Quantum Chemistry Part I
15 Feb 2005 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark A. Ratner
This tutorial will provide an overview of electronic structure calculations from a
chemist's perspective. This will include a review of the basic electronic structure
Understanding Molecular Conduction
15 Feb 2005 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Supriyo Datta
It is common to differentiate between two ways of building a nanodevice: a topdown approach where we start from something big and chisel out what we want and a
bottom-up approach where we start...
Curriculum on Nanotechnology
27 Jan 2005 | Courses
To exploit the opportunities that nanoscience is giving us, engineers will need to learn how to think about materials, devices, circuits, and systems in new ways. The NCN seeks to bring the new...
Exponential Challenges, Exponential Rewards - The Future of Moore's Law
14 Dec 2004 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Shekhar Borkar
Three exponentials have been the foundation of today's electronics, which are often taken for granted—namely transistor density, performance, and energy. Moore's Law captures the impact of...
NEMO 1-D: The First NEGF-based TCAD Tool and Network for Computational Nanotechnology
04 Nov 2004 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Gerhard Klimeck
Nanotechnology has received a lot of public attention since U.S. President Clinton announced the U.S.
National Nanotechnology Initiative. New approaches to applications in electronics,...
Nanotechnology 101 Lecture Series
13 Sep 2004 | Series
Welcome to Nanotechnology 101, a series of lectures designed to provide an undergraduate-level introduction to nanotechnology. In contrast, the Nanotechnology 501 series offers lectures for the...
Electronic Transport in Semiconductors (Introductory Lecture)
26 Aug 2004 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark Lundstrom
Welcome to the ECE 656 Introductory lecture. The objective of the course is to develop a clear, physical understanding of charge carrier transport in bulk semiconductors and in small semiconductor...
Process Variation: An Evalution of Carbon Nanotube Transistor Field Effect Transistors
16 Aug 2004 | Presentation Materials | Contributor(s): Sergio Urban, Alvin Lacson, Louis Bonhami
Process variation is the observed deviation of device parameters in mass production processes. As the critical dimensions of today's MOSFET's are continously decreasing, process variation is...
Modification of Si(111) Surfaces using Self - Assembled Monolayers (SAMs) for Electrochemical and AF
16 Aug 2004 | Presentation Materials | Contributor(s): Rosangelly Flores Pérez
Recent researchers in the electrical engineering field are using self-assembled monolayers techniques with aryldiazonium salts solutions to build nanoelectronic devices. This innovation can...
Hydrodynamic Separation of Micron-sized Particles through Magnetization
16 Aug 2004 | Presentation Materials | Contributor(s): Michael Benko
Many assays and lab-on-a-chip projects require the use of uniform magnetic particles. Creating magnetic particles of uniform size and magnetization is a difficult task. The next best alternative...
Visualization of CNT FET Electrical Field Lines
15 Aug 2004 | Presentation Materials | Contributor(s): Muriel Fort, Sameer Hamdan
With transistors decreasing to nanometric dimensions, limits of current processing technologies are being reached. Many physical obstacles still need to be overcome to replace earlier silicon...
Quantum Dots Visualization Software using Electron Wave Function
15 Aug 2004 | Presentation Materials | Contributor(s): Patrick Macnamara, Laurie St. Ange
The viewing of electron orbitals is a necessary element in the investigation of quantum dot structures as well as in their conceptualization. With an electron wave function superimposed over a...
Visualization of and Educational Tool for Quantum Dots
15 Aug 2004 | Presentation Materials | Contributor(s): Aaron Christensen, Adrian Rios
Quantum dots (QDs) are confined structures made of metals and semiconductors that are capable of containing free electrons.The ability to visualize these small devices is advantageous in...