
Semiconductor Interfaces at the Nanoscale
17 Oct 2005   Contributor(s):: David Janes
The trend in downscaling of electronic devices and the need to add functionalities such as sensing and nonvolatile memory to existing circuitry dictate that new approaches be developed for device structures and fabrication technologies. Various device technologies are being investigated,...

Einstein/Bohr Debate and Quantum Computing
10 May 2005 
This presentation deals with the Einstein/Bohr Debate and Quantum Computing.

Plasmonic Nanophotonics: Coupling Light to Nanostructure via Plasmons
03 Oct 2005   Contributor(s):: Vladimir M. Shalaev
The photon is the ultimate unit of information because it packages data in a signal of zero mass and has unmatched speed. The power of light is driving the photonicrevolution, and information technologies, which were formerly entirely electronic, are increasingly enlisting light to communicate...

On the Reliability of MicroElectronic Devices: An Introductory Lecture on Negative Bias Temperature Instability
28 Sep 2005   Contributor(s):: Muhammad A. Alam
In 1930s Bell Labs scientists chose to focus on Siand Ge, rather than better known semiconductors like Ag2S and Cu2S, mostly because of their reliable performance. Their choice was rewarded with the invention of bipolar transistors several years later. In 1960s, scientists at Fairchild worked...

Modeling and Simulation of SubMicron Thermal Transport
26 Sep 2005   Contributor(s):: Jayathi Murthy
In recent years, there has been increasing interest in understanding thermal phenomena at the submicron scale. Applications include the thermal performance of microelectronic devices, thermoelectric energy conversion, ultrafast laser machining and many others. It is now accepted that...

Quantum Dots
21 Jul 2005   Contributor(s):: Gerhard Klimeck
Quantum Dots are manmade artificial atoms that confine electrons to a small space. As such, they have atomiclike behavior and enable the study of quantum mechanical effects on a length scale that is around 100 times larger than the pure atomic scale. Quantum dots offer application...

Parallel Computing for Realistic Nanoelectronic Simulations
12 Sep 2005   Contributor(s):: Gerhard Klimeck
Typical modeling and simulation efforts directed towards the understanding of electron transport at the nanometer scale utilize single workstations as computational engines. Growing understanding of the involved physics and the need to model realistically extended devices increases the...

Introduction to BioMEMS and Bionanotechnology
27 Jul 2005   Contributor(s):: Rashid Bashir
BioMEMS and Bionanotechnology have the potential to make significant impact in a wide range of fields and applications. This lecture series introduces the basic concepts and topics underlying the interdisciplinary areas of BioMEMS and Bionanotechnology. Advances in this field require the...

Review of Several Quantum Solvers and Applications
11 Jun 2004   Contributor(s):: Umberto Ravaioli
Review of Several Quantum Solvers and Applications

Numerical Aspects of NEGF: The Recursive Green Function Algorithm
14 Jun 2004   Contributor(s):: Gerhard Klimeck
Numerical Aspects of NEGF: The Recursive Green Function Algorithm

Computational Methods for NEMS
16 Jun 2004   Contributor(s):: Narayan Aluru
Computational Methods for NEMS

Nanofluidics
15 Jun 2004   Contributor(s):: Susan Sinnott
Nanofluidics

Sensing Technology Needs in LongTerm Human Space Exploration
27 Jul 2005 
The sensing technologies are mainly derived from three broad areas, namely, absorbance, fluorescence and electrochemical. The development of a sensing system with unique requirements for space applications in these areas will be addressed. The application of these sensing systems in Tissue...

The Bardeen Transfer Hamiltonian Approach to Tunneling and its Application to STM/Carbon Nanotubes
05 May 2004   Contributor(s):: Peter M. Albrecht, Kyle Adam Ritter, Laura B. Ruppalt
This presentation covers the Bardeen Transfer Hamiltonian approach to tunneling and its application to STM/carbon nanotubes.

Nanotechnology: Silicon Technology, Biomolecules and Quantum Computing
13 May 2005 
Nanotechnology: Silicon Technology, Biomolecules and Quantum Computing

Resonant Tunneling of Electrons: Application of Electromagnetic Concepts to Quantum Mechanic Phenomena
14 Apr 2005   Contributor(s):: Greg Huff, Kevin Hietpas

Moore's Law Forever?
13 Jul 2005   Contributor(s):: Mark Lundstrom
This talk covers the big technological changes in the 20th and 21st century that were correctly predicted by Gordon Moore in 1965. Moore's Law states that the number of transistors on a silicon chip doubles every technology generation. In 1960s terms that meant every 12 months and currently this...

Nanomaterials: Quantum Dots, Nanowires and Nanotubes
15 Jul 2005 
What is a quantum dot? What is a nanowire? What is a nanotube? Why are these interesting and what are their potential applications? How are they made? This presentation is intended to begin to answer these questions while introducing some fundamental concepts such as waveparticle duality,...

Nanodevices: A Bottomup View
13 Jun 2005   Contributor(s):: Supriyo Datta
It is common to differentiate between two ways of building a nanodevice: a topdown approach where we start from something big and chisel out what we want and a bottomup approach where we start from something small like atoms or molecules and assemble what we want.

Public Speaking for Scientists and Engineers
26 May 2005 
Presented as part of the 2005 NCN Student Leadership workshop. Original presentation made at the CNS Career Advancement Program for Engineers and Scientists (CNS CAPES)