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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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Illinois ECE598XL Semiconductor Nanotechnology
27 Jun 2011 | Courses | Contributor(s): Xiuling Li
Lectures and discussion on current topics of semiconductor nanotechnology building block formation, characterization and device applications. Group IV, III-V and II-VI semiconductor nanowires,...
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03 Nov 2008 | Courses | Contributor(s): Muhammad A. Alam
The electronic devices these days have become so small that the number of dopant atoms in the channel of a MOFET transistor, the number of oxide atoms in its gate dielectric, the number silicon-...
Tutorial 4: Far-From-Equilibrium Quantum Transport
29 Mar 2011 | Courses | Contributor(s): Gerhard Klimeck
These lectures focus on the application of the theories using the nanoelectronic modeling tools NEMO 1- D, NEMO 3-D, and OMEN to realistically extended devices. Topics to be covered are realistic...