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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.
Learn more about quantum dots from the many resources on this site, listed below. More information on Nanowires can be found here.
Lecture 2: Thresholds, Islands, and Fractals
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04 Nov 2008 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Muhammad A. Alam
Three basic concepts of the percolation theory – namely, percolation threshold, cluster size distribution, and fractal dimension – are defined and methods to calculate them are illustrated via...
Lecture 1: Percolation in Electronic Devices
Even a casual review of modern electronics quickly convinces everyone that randomness of geometrical parameters must play a key role in understanding the transport properties. Despite the...
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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-...
ABACUS - Assembly of Basic Applications for Coordinated Understanding of Semiconductors
16 Jul 2008 | Tools | Contributor(s): Xufeng Wang, Dragica Vasileska, Gerhard Klimeck
One-stop-shop for teaching semiconductor device education
Can we define unique effective masses in Si nanowires?
06 Jul 2008 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Dragica Vasileska, Gerhard Klimeck
This exercise teaches the users that for small nanostructures the concept of the effective mass becomes vague and in order to properly describe nanostructures one has to take into account the...
Some Important Aspects of the Chemistry of Nanomaterials
01 Jul 2008 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): C.N.R. Rao
Keynote address for the launch of the Center for Analytical Instrumentation Development.
BNC Annual Research Review: Thin-Film Electronics using Nanowire Transistors
06 Jun 2008 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): David Janes
This presentation is part of a collection of presentations describing the projects, people, and capabilities enhanced by research performed in the Birck Center, and a look at plans for the...
Nanowire: First-Time User Guide
05 May 2008 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Gerhard Klimeck, Saumitra Raj Mehrotra
Nanowire is a simulation tool for silicon nanowire FET's in the nanometer regime (diameter
MuGFET: First-Time User Guide
28 Apr 2008 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): SungGeun Kim, Sriraman Damodaran, Benjamin P Haley, Gerhard Klimeck
MuGFET is a simulation tool for nano-scale multi-gate FET structures.
This document provides instructions on how to use MuGFET.
MuGFET users can use also the PROPHET or the PADRE tool. Either...
Exploring CMOS-Nano Hybrid Technology in Three Dimensions
31 Mar 2008 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Wei Wang
CMOS-nano hybrid technology incorporate the advantages of both traditional CMOS and novel nanowire/nanotube structures, which will enhance future IC performances and create long-term...
31 Mar 2008 | Tools | Contributor(s): Sanket S Mahajan, Ganesh Subbarayan, Xufeng Wang
Code to perform Molecular Dynamics (MD) Simulations
Nanoelectronic Modeling: Multimillion Atom Simulations, Transport, and HPC Scaling to 23,000 Processors
07 Mar 2008 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Gerhard Klimeck
Future field effect transistors will be on the same length scales as “esoteric” devices such as quantum dots,
nanowires, ultra-scaled quantum wells, and resonant tunneling diodes. In those...
What Promises do Nanotubes and Nanowires Hold for Future Nanoelectronics Applications?
18 Feb 2008 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Joerg Appenzeller
Various low-dimensional materials are currently explored for future electronics applications. The common ground
for all these structures is that the surface related impact can no longer be...
Ferroelectric BaTiO3 Nanowires: Synthesis, Properties, and Device Applications
12 Feb 2008 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Zhaoyu Wang
One dimensional ferroelectric nanowires have attracted much attention due to its interests in fundamental physics and potential applications in Nanoelectromechanical Systems (NEMS), non-volatile...
Multiphase Gallium Nitride Nanowires and Nanocircuits
04 Feb 2008 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Virginia M. Ayres
Catalyst-free vapor-solid nanowire growth, a newly described method for
the production of nanowires compatible with a wide variety of
semiconductor materials, has been used to produce novel...
Exploring Physical and Chemical control of molecular conductance: A computational study
31 Jan 2008 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Barry D. Dunietz
Can numerical “experiments” INSPIRE physical experiments?
20 Dec 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Supriyo Datta
This presentation was one of 13 presentations in the one-day forum,
"Excellence in Computer Simulation," which brought together a broad
set of experts to reflect on the future of...
An Experimentalists’ Perspective
19 Dec 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Arunava Majumdar
Animations of magnetic QCA operation
21 Oct 2007 | Downloads | Contributor(s): Dmitri Nikonov, George Bourianoff
Animations of an inverter and a majority gate operation for QCA logic for the paper
"Simulation of highly idealized, atomic scale MQCA logic circuits"
by Dmitri E. Nikonov, George I. Bourianoff,...
Introduction of MEMS Activity at Nano/Micro System Engineering Lab., Kyoto University
15 Sep 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Osamu Tabata
We are aiming at the realization of microsystems and nanosystems with novel and unique functions by integrating functional elements in different domains such as mechanics, electronics, chemistry,...