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nanoHUB-U: Thermal Resistance in Electronic Devices

This short course gives an introduction to the fundamentals of device heating, to simple methods for estimating the device temperature during operation, and to temperature measurement methods. The four short lectures are just 15-25 min each, can be taken together or independently, and are designed to bring students and engineers up to speed quickly.

  1. nanoelectronics
  2. thermal resistance

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Course Description:

All nanoscale electronics -- such as transistors, interconnects, and memory -- heat up during operation and during measurement. This short course gives an introduction to the fundamentals of device heating, to simple methods for estimating the device temperature during operation, and to temperature measurement methods. The four short lectures are just 15-25 min each, can be taken together or independently, and are designed to bring students and engineers up to speed quickly. Further reading is provided with each lecture, and a set of practice exercises is suggested at the end.

Prerequisites:

Basic knowledge of semiconductor devices.

Course Outline:

Part 1: Basics of Joule Heating
Part 2: Heating in Devices & Circuits
Part 3: Thermal Resistance & Estimates
Part 4: Device Thermometry