Tags: nanowires


A nanowire is a nanostructure, with the diameter of the order of a nanometer. Alternatively, nanowires can be defined as structures that have a thickness or diameter constrained to tens of nanometers or less and an unconstrained length. At these scales, quantum mechanical effects are important.

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  1. Electron Density in a Nanowire

    30 Jan 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Gerhard Klimeck, Saumitra Raj Mehrotra

    Electron Density in a circular Silicon nanowire transistor.

  2. Threshold voltage in a nanowire MOSFET

    22 Apr 2010 | | Contributor(s):: Saumitra Raj Mehrotra, SungGeun Kim, Gerhard Klimeck

    Threshold voltage in a metal oxide semiconductor field-effect transistor (better known as a MOSFET) is usually defined as the gate voltage at which an inversion layer forms at the interface between the insulating layer (oxide) and the substrate (body) of the transistor. A MOSFET is said to be...

  3. Band Structure Lab Demonstration: Bulk Strain

    12 Jun 2009 | | Contributor(s):: Gerhard Klimeck

    This video shows an electronic structure calculation of bulk Si using Band Structure Lab. Several powerful features of this tool are demonstrated.

  4. OMEN Nanowire Demonstration: Nanowire Simulation and Analysis

    11 Jun 2009 | | Contributor(s):: Gerhard Klimeck, Benjamin P Haley

    This video shows the simulation and analysis of a nanowire using OMEN Nanowire. Several powerful analytic features of this tool are demonstrated.