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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.
Nanowire: First-Time User Guide
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05 May 2008 | | 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 | | 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 of these provide self-consistent solutions to the Poisson and drift-diffusion equation.At the nanometer...
Exploring CMOS-Nano Hybrid Technology in Three Dimensions
31 Mar 2008 | | 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 breakthroughs. The CMOS-nano hybrid IC can be efficiently fabricated using the 3D integration approach. This talk...
31 Mar 2008 | | 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 | | 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 structures the behavior of carriers and their interaction with their environment need to be fundamentally...
What Promises do Nanotubes and Nanowires Hold for Future Nanoelectronics Applications?
18 Feb 2008 | | 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 ignored – the common approach applied to predict properties of bulk-type three-dimensional (3D) materials....
Ferroelectric BaTiO3 Nanowires: Synthesis, Properties, and Device Applications
12 Feb 2008 | | 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 ferroelectric memories, and sensors. Domain structure is the most important property of ferroelectric...
Multiphase Gallium Nitride Nanowires and Nanocircuits
04 Feb 2008 | | 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 multiphase zinc-blende/wurtzite gallium nitride nanowires. Orientation relation-ships within the...
Exploring Physical and Chemical control of molecular conductance: A computational study
31 Jan 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Barry D. Dunietz
Can numerical “experiments” INSPIRE physical experiments?
20 Dec 2007 | | 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 computational science and engineering.
An Experimentalists’ Perspective
19 Dec 2007 | | Contributor(s):: Arunava Majumdar
Animations of magnetic QCA operation
21 Oct 2007 | | 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, Paolo A. GarginiMore detailed description to follow.
Introduction of MEMS Activity at Nano/Micro System Engineering Lab., Kyoto University
15 Sep 2007 | | 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, optics and biotechnology. These micro/nano systems are expected to be novel machines, which will...
MCW07 Modeling Charging-based Switching in Molecular Transport Junctions
23 Aug 2007 | | Contributor(s):: Sina Yeganeh, , Mark Ratner
We will discuss several proposed explanations for the switching and negative differential resistance behavior seen in some molecular junctions. It is shown that a proposed polaron model is successful in predicting both hysteresis and NDR behavior, and the model is elaborated with image charge...
Orbital Mediated Tunneling in a New Unimolecular Rectifier
25 May 2007 | | Contributor(s):: Robert Metzger, NCN at Northwestern University
In 1997 we showed that hexadecylquinolinium tricyanoquinodimethanide is a unimolecular rectifier, by scanning tunneling microscopy and also as a Langmuir-Blodgett (LB) monolayer, sandwiched between Al electrodes. We have now seen rectification in a new molecule: this rectification can be...
Multi-gate Nanowire FET
18 May 2007 | | Contributor(s):: Mincheol Shin
3D simulator for silicon nanowire field effect transistors with multiple gates
Electron Emission from Nanoscale Carbon Materials
15 May 2007 | | Contributor(s):: Timothy S Fisher
Prior studies on electron emission show possibly beneficial effects ofnanoscale phenomena on energy-conversion characteristics. For example,recent work has shown that the electric field around a nanoscale fieldemission device can increase the average energy of emitted electrons. Weconsider here...
BNC Annual Research Symposium: Nanoscale Energy Conversion
23 Apr 2007 | | Contributor(s):: Timothy S Fisher
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 upcoming year.
CMOS-Nano Hybrid Technology: a nanoFPGA-related study
04 Apr 2007 | | Contributor(s):: Wei Wang
Dr. Wei Wang received his PhD degree in 2002 from Concordia University, Montreal, QC, Canada, in Electrical and Computer Engineering. From 2002 to 2004, he was an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada....
Is Seeing Believing? How to Think Visually and Analyze with Both Your Eyes and Brain
26 Mar 2007 | | Contributor(s)::
This presentation will cover the basic techniques, and some of the available tools, for visualization, and will explain how to avoid miscommunicating information from visualizations.