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A transistor is a semiconductor device used to amplify and switch electronic signals. It is made of a solid piece of semiconductor material, with at least three terminals for connection to an external circuit. A voltage or current applied to one pair of the transistor's terminals changes the current flowing through another pair of terminals. Because the controlled (output) power can be much more than the controlling (input) power, the transistor provides amplification of a signal.More information on Transistor can be found here.
ECE 495N: Fundamentals of Nanoelectronics
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28 Aug 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Supriyo Datta
Fall 2008This is a newly produced version of the course that wasformerly available.We would greatly appreciate your feedback regarding the new format and contents.Objective:To convey the basic concepts of nanoelectronics to electricalengineering students with no background in quantum mechanics...
ECE 606 Solid State Devices
10 Oct 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Gerhard Klimeck
ECE 606: Principles of Semiconductor Devices
12 Nov 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Muhammad A. Alam
In the last 50 years, solid state devices like transistors have evolved from an interesting laboratory experiment to a technology with applications in all aspects of modern life. Making transistors is a complex process that requires unprecedented collaboration among material scientists, solid...
ECE 612: Nanoscale Transistors (Fall 2008)
27 Aug 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Mark Lundstrom
Additional material related to the topics discussed in this course course is available at https://nanohub.org/courses/NT Fall 2008This course examines the device physics of advanced transistors and the process, device, circuit, and systems considerations that enter into the development...
ECE 659 Quantum Transport: Atom to Transistor
27 Jan 2009 | | Contributor(s):: Supriyo Datta
Spring 2009This is a newly produced version of the course that wasformerly available.We would greatly appreciate your feedback regarding the new format and contents.Traditionally atomistic approaches have been used to model materials in terms of average parameters like the mobility or the...
Nanoelectronic Devices, With an Introduction to Spintronics
09 Sep 2010 | | Contributor(s):: Supriyo Datta, Mark Lundstrom
Nanoelectronic devices are at the heart of today's powerful computers and are also of great interest for many emerging applications including energy conversion, sensing and alternative computing paradigms. Our objective, however, is not to discuss specific devices or...
Near-Equilibrium Transport: Fundamentals and Applications
28 Jul 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Mark Lundstrom
Engineers and scientists working on electronic materials and devicesneed a working knowledge of "near-equilibrium" (also called "linear"or "low-field") transport. The term "working knowledge" meansunderstanding how to use theory in practice. Measurements ofresistivity, conductivity, mobility,...
03 Nov 2008 | | 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- or metal crystals in nanocrystal Flash memory, the number of Nanowires in a flexible nanoNET...
Physics of Nanoscale MOSFETs
26 Aug 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Mark Lundstrom
Transistor scaling has pushed channel lengths to the nanometer regime where traditional approaches to MOSFET device physics are less and less suitable This short course describes a way of understanding MOSFETs that is much more suitable than traditional approaches when the channel lengths are of...
Tutorial 4: Far-From-Equilibrium Quantum Transport
29 Mar 2011 | | 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 resonant tunneling diodes, quantum dots, nanowires, and Ultra-Thin-Body Transistors.