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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.
Nanomaterial Mechanics Explorer
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30 Jun 2015 | Tools | Contributor(s): Michael N Sakano, shuhui tang, Alexis Belessiotis, Mitchell Anthony Wood, Sam Reeve, Kiettipong Banlusan, Alejandro Strachan
Simulate dislocation dynamics, crack propagation, nanowire tensile tests, and phase transitions
3D Topological Insulator Nanowire NEGF Simulation on GPU
28 May 2015 | Downloads | Contributor(s): Gaurav Gupta
This code developed in C and CUDA simulates the carrier transport in three-dimensional (3D) topological insulator (TI) nanowire, with Bi2Se3 as exemplar material, with or...
Optical Properties of Single Coaxial Nanowires
06 May 2014 | Tools | Contributor(s): Sarath Ramadurgam, Tzu-ging Lin, Katherine Elizabeth Hansen, Chen Yang
Computes various optical properties of a single nanowire with up to 2 shell layers using Mie-formalism
PAMELA (Pseudospectral Analysis Method with Exchange & Local Approximations)
29 May 2014 | Downloads | Contributor(s): Bryan M. Wong
PAMELA (Pseudospectral Analysis Method with Exchange & Local Approximations): calculates electronic energies, densities, wavefunctions, and band-bending diagrams for core-shell nanowires within a...
Efficiency Enhancement for Nanoelectronic Transport Simulations
02 Feb 2014 | Papers | Contributor(s): Jun Huang
PhD thesis of Jun Huang
Continual technology innovations make it possible to fabricate electronic devices on the order of 10nm. In this nanoscale regime, quantum physics becomes critically...
Quantum and Atomistic Effects in Nanoelectronic Transport Devices
28 Jun 2013 | Papers | Contributor(s): Neophytos Neophytou
As devices scale towards atomistic sizes, researches in silicon electronic device technology are investigating alternative structures and materials. As predicted by the International Roadmap for...
Device Physics and Simulation of Silicon Nanowire Transistors
28 Jun 2013 | Papers | Contributor(s): Jing Wang
As the conventional silicon metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistor (MOSFET) approaches its scaling limits, many novel device structures are being extensively explored. Among them, the...
Landauer Approach to Thermoelectrics
23 Jun 2013 | Papers | Contributor(s): Changwook Jeong
Many efforts have been made to search for materials that maximize the thermoelectric (TE) figure of merit, ZT, but for decades, the improvement has been limited because of the interdependent...
[Illinois] CNST 2012: III-V Semiconductor Nanowire Arraybased Transistors
02 Jun 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Xiuling Li
[Illinois] Bio-sensing Summer Series 2010: Biomimetic Cilia Sensor Arrays Using Electrochemically Synthesized Magnetic Nanowires
07 Feb 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Beth Stadler
[Illinois] BioNanotechnology Seminar Series Fall 2012: Label-Free Electronic Detection of Cancer Biomarkers Using Silicon Nanowire Arrays
18 Dec 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Brian Dorvel
Improving the performance and lowering the analyte detection limits of optical and electronic biosensors is essential for advancing wide ranging applications in diagnostics and drug discovery. One...
[Illinois] Nano EP Series: Thermoelectrics of Roughened Silicon Nanowire Arrays
12 Dec 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Jyothi Sadhu
"Thermoelectrics of Roughened Silicon Nanowire Arrays"
The possibility of using silicon as a thermoelectric material for waste heat recovery is technologically significant due to silicon's...
[Illinois] Nano EP Seminar Series: Thin-Film Nanocalorimetry of Lamellar Silver Alkanethiolate Crystals
26 Nov 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Lito de la Rama
"Thin-Film Nanocalorimetry of Lamellar Silver Alkanethiolate Crystals"
Materials exhibit unique thermodynamic properties at the nanoscale.The study of size-dependent phenomena is critical in our...
A CNTFET-Based Nanowired Induction Two-Way Transducers
05 Sep 2012 | Papers | Contributor(s): Rostyslav Sklyar
A complex of the induction magnetic field two-way nanotransducers of the different physical values for both the external and implantable interfaces in a wide range of arrays are summarized....
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,...
CHM 696 Lecture 14: Semiconductor Nanoparticles, Nanorods, and Nanowires: Properties and Applications I
02 Jun 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Alexander Wei
CHM 696 Lecture 15: Semiconductor Nanoparticles, Nanorods, and Nanowires: Properties and Applications II
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...
Tutorial 4b: Introduction to the NEMO3D Tool - Electronic Structure and Transport in 3D
29 Mar 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Gerhard Klimeck
Electronic Structure and Transport in 3D - Quantum Dots, Nanowires and Ultra-Thin Body Transistors
28 Feb 2011 | Tools | Contributor(s): Jiantong Li
A Monte Carlo simulator to study percolation characteristics of two-dimensional stick systems