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The non-equilibrium Greens function (NEGF) formalism provides a powerful conceptual and computational framework for treating quantum transport in nanodevices. It goes beyond the Landauer approach for ballistic, non-interacting electronics to include inelastic scattering and strong correlation effects at an atomistic level.
Check out Supriyo Datta's NEGF page for more information, or browse through the various resources listed below.
Resonant Tunneling Diode Simulation with NEGF: First-Time User Guide
01 Jun 2009 | | Contributor(s):: Samarth Agarwal, Gerhard Klimeck
This first-time user guide for Resonant Tunneling Diode Simulation with NEGF provides some fundamental concepts regarding RTDs along with details on how device geometry and simulation parameters influence current and charge distribution inside the device.NCN@Purdue
ECE 659 Lecture 42: Summing Up
04 May 2009 | | Contributor(s):: Supriyo Datta
ECE 659 Lecture 38.0: Correlations and Entanglement
This lecture is from the series of lecturesNanoelectronics and the Meaning of Resistance.
ECE 659 Lecture 36: Law of Equilibrium
01 May 2009 | | Contributor(s):: Supriyo Datta
ECE 659 Lecture 18: NEGF Equations
03 Mar 2009 | | Contributor(s):: Supriyo Datta
Thermoelectric Power Factor Calculator for Superlattices
18 Oct 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Terence Musho, Greg Walker
Quantum Simulation of the Seebeck Coefficient and Electrical Conductivity in 1D Superlattice Structures using Non-Equilibrium Green's Functions
02 Sep 2008 | | Contributor(s):: SungGeun Kim, Mathieu Luisier, Benjamin P Haley, Abhijeet Paul, Saumitra Raj Mehrotra, Gerhard Klimeck, Hesameddin Ilatikhameneh
Full-band 3D quantum transport simulation in nanowire structure
ECE 495N Lecture 34: NEGF Continued I
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10 Dec 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Supriyo Datta
ECE 495N Lecture 35: NEGF Continued II
ECE 495N Lecture 33: Non-Equilibrium Green's Function (NEGF) Method
04 Dec 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Supriyo Datta
24 Jul 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Gianluca Fiori, Giuseppe Iannaccone
3D Poisson/NEGF solver for the simulation of Graphene Nanoribbon, Carbon nanotubes and Silicon Nanowire Transistors.
Quantum and Thermal Effects in Nanoscale Devices
18 Sep 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Dragica Vasileska
To investigate lattice heating within a Monte Carlo device simulation framework, we simultaneously solve the Boltzmann transport equation for the electrons, the 2D Poisson equation to get the self-consistent fields and the hydrodynamic equations for acoustic and optical phonons. The phonon...
Nanoelectronics and the meaning of resistance: Course Handout and Exercises
02 Sep 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Supriyo Datta
Handout with reference list, MATLAB scripts and exercise problems.
Lecture 4A: Energy Exchange and Maxwell's Demon
Objective: To incorporate distributed energy exchange processes into the previous models from lectures 1 through 3 which are based on a "Landauer-like picture" where the Joule heating associated with current flow occurs entirely in the two contacts.Although there is experimental evidence that...
Introduction: Nanoelectronics and the meaning of resistance
20 Aug 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Supriyo Datta
This lecture provides a brief overview of the five-day short course whose purpose is to introduce a unified viewpoint for a wide variety of nanoscale electronic devices of great interest for all kinds of applications including switching, energy conversion and sensing. Our objective, however, is...
Lecture 2A: Quantum Transport
Objective: To extend the simple model from Lectures 1 into the full-fledged Non-equilibrium Green’s Function (NEGF) – Landauer model by introducing a spatial grid of N points and turning numbers like into (NxN) matrices like , with incoherent scattering introduced through . This model will be...
Lecture 2B: Quantum Transport
Lecture 3A: Spin Transport
Objective: To extend the model from Lectures 1 and 2 to include electron spin. Every electron is an elementary “magnet” with two states having opposite magnetic moments. Usually this has no major effect on device operation except to increase the conductance by a factor of two.But it is now...
Lecture 3B: Spin Transport
Lecture 4B: Energy Exchange and Maxwell’s Demon
Objective: To incorporate distributed energy exchange processes into the previous models from lectures 1 through 3 which are based on a “Landauer-like picture” where the Joule heating associated with current flow occurs entirely in the two contacts.Although there is experimental evidence that...