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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.
Nanoscale Transistors Lecture 1: The Most Important Invention of the 20th Century?
19 Jul 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark Lundstrom
In Search of a Better MEMS-Switch: An Elementary theory of how nanostructured dielectrics may soften landing, increase travel range, and decrease energy dissipation
06 Jun 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Muhammad Alam
In this talk, I will discuss an elementary theory of the role of nanostructured electrodes in addressing some of the challenges from a fundamentally different perspective. The goal is to start a...
Theory and characterization of random defect formation and its implication in variability of nanoscale transistors
30 Sep 2011 | Papers | Contributor(s): Ahmad Ehteshamul Islam
Over the last 50 years, carrier transport has been the central research topic in the semiconductor area. The outcome was a dramatic improvement in the performance of a transistor, which is one of...
Near-Equilibrium Transport: Fundamentals and Applications
28 Jul 2011 | Courses | Contributor(s): Mark Lundstrom
Engineers and scientists working on electronic materials and devices
need a working knowledge of "near-equilibrium" (also called "linear"
or "low-field") transport. The term "working knowledge"...
Lecture 1: Introduction to Near-equilibrium Transport
20 Jul 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark Lundstrom
A short overview of the topics to be discussed in the following nine
lectures in this short course on near-equilibrium transport.
MOSFET Lab Exercise: Series Resistance and Transistor Breakdown
13 Jul 2011 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Dragica Vasileska, Gerhard Klimeck
This exercise is supposed to teach the students the role of the source and drain resistance on device output characteristics. The second portion of the assignment is supposed to train students how...
The History of Semiconductor Heterostructures Research: From Early Double Heterostructure Concept to Modern Quantum Dot Structures
11 Jul 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Zhores I. Alferov
It would be very difficult today to imagine solid-state physics without semiconductor heterostructures. Semiconductor heterostructures and especially double heterostructures, including quantum...
The Elusive Spin Transistor
11 Apr 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Supriyo Datta
This presentation is a short introductory tutorial on spin-transistors.
Control of Spin Precession in a Datta-Das Transistor Structure
11 Apr 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Hyun Cheol Koo
Transistors Switch onto Spin
Using the spin of an electron in addition to, or instead of, the charge properties is believed to have many benefits in terms of speed, power-cost, and integration...
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
Electron Density in a Nanowire
30 Jan 2011 | Animations | Contributor(s): Gerhard Klimeck, Saumitra Raj Mehrotra
Electron Density in a circular Silicon nanowire transistor.
Tunneling in an Nanometer-Scaled Transistor
25 Jan 2011 | Animations | Contributor(s): Gerhard Klimeck, Mathieu Luisier, Neerav Kharche, George A. Howlett, Insoo Woo, David Ebert
Electrons tunneling through the gate of an ultra-scaled transistor.
2010 NCN@Purdue Summer School: Electronics from the Bottom Up
18 Jan 2011 | Workshops
Electronics from the Bottom Up seeks to bring a new perspective to electronic devices – one that is designed to help realize the opportunities that nanotechnology presents.
Nanoelectronic Devices, With an Introduction to Spintronics
09 Sep 2010 | Courses | 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...
Nanoelectronic Modeling Lecture 41: Full-Band and Atomistic Simulation of Realistic 40nm InAs HEMT
05 Aug 2010 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Gerhard Klimeck, Neerav Kharche, Neophytos Neophytou, Mathieu Luisier
This presentation demonstrates the OMEN capabilities to perform a multi-scale simulation of advanced InAs-based high mobility transistors.
2010 Honorary Symposium for Professor Milton Feng at The Micro and Nano Technology Laboratory UIUC
23 Jul 2010 | Series | Contributor(s): Rashid Bashir, Andreas Cangellaris, Omar N Sobh
Symposium honoring Professor Milton Feng on his 60th birthday.
Analytical and Numerical Solution of the Double Barrier Problem
28 Jun 2010 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Gerhard Klimeck, Parijat Sengupta, Dragica Vasileska
Tunneling is fully quantum-mechanical effect that does not have classical analog. Tunneling has revolutionized surface science by its utilization in scanning tunneling microscopes. In some device...
WALLA Lecture: Electronics, Microelectronics and Nanoelectronics
06 May 2010 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark Lundstrom
The 21st century is the age of nanoelectronics and will be transformed by increasingly powerful electronic products. At the same time, new applications that apply nanoelectronics to challenges in...
Illinois ECE 440 Solid State Electronic Devices, Lecture 30: Intro MOS Transistor
02 Mar 2010 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Eric Pop