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Learn about the fundamentals of nanoelectronics in a set of broadly accessible short courses.  Selected semester courses in the nanoHUB-U format are also available at nanoHUB-U.


NEEDS Workshops

NCN-NEEDS Summer Schools

Annual summer schools address nanoelectronics from science to circuits and systems. (2015 Summer School on Uncertainty Quantification is now available.)

NEEDS UC Berkeley Workshop

This workshop presented a tutorial introduction to the Matlab-based compact model development platform being developed at UC Berkeley.

How to Write, Develop and Implement a Real Compact Model

Compact models must get the physics right, work reliably over bias, geometry, and temperature, interact properly with the circuit simulators in which they are implemented, run efficiently, and follow impeccable software development practices. This workshop will be a detailed deep-dive into an industrial strength Verilog-A code for the R3 model for JFETs, diffused resistors, and polysilicon resistors. Do not think that a “resistor” is a trivially simple device to model: real resistors are affected by depletion pinching, velocity saturation, and self-heating, and to properly account for all of these effects, while ensuring no unphysical model behavior, is not trivial. But it is not as complex as a complete MOS or bipolar transistor model – so is ideal as a training vehicle for compact modeling.


NEEDS Seminar Series

Seminar series on a variety of topics in nanotechnology – from materials to compact models to circuits, systems, and applications.

Device Options and Trade-offs for 5 nm CMOS Technology Seminar Series (2015)

NEEDS Seminars

Seminars on a variety of topics in nanotechnology – from materials to compact models to circuits, systems, and applications.

NEEDS Introduction

Non-Equilibrium Green's Function (NEGF): A Different Perspective  & (IWCE paper) (Datta)

High-Frequency Carbon Nanotube Transistors: Fabrication, Characterization, and Compact Modeling (Claus)

High-Frequency Carbon Nanotube Transistors: A Multi-Scale Simulation Framework (Claus)

Statistical SPICE Modeling Using Backward Propagation of Variance (BPV) (McAndrew)

Impedance Spectroscopy Methods Applied to Thermoelectric Materials and Devices (García-Cañadas)

The Berkeley Model Development Environment: A MATLAB-based Platform for Modeling and Analyzing Nanoscale Devices and Circuits

The MVS Nanotransistor Model: A Primer (Lundstrom)

New Directions in MEMS for Wireless Harsh-Environment Sensors (Peroulis)

Implantable Networks of Wireless Nanoelectronic Devices (Irazoqui)

Design and Compact Modeling of CMOS-MEMS Resonant Body Transistors (Weinstein/Daniel/Bahr)

Transistor Scaling – The Age of Innovation (Mistry)

Sequencing a Genome by a Torrent of Ions – How an Old pH-Meter Got Its Groove Back (Alam)

Xyce – An Open Source SPICE Engine (Keiter)

Silicon MEMS + Photonic Systems (Bhave)

RF Solid-State Vibrating Transistors (Weinstein)

Microelectronics in Transition (Buss)

Tunnel FETs – Device Physics and Realizations (Knoch)

The Road Ahead for Carbon Nanotube Transistors (Franklin)

From Lilienfeld to Landauer – Understanding the nanoscale transistor (Lundstrom)

Forum on the Future of Electronics (Mark Lundstrom, Supriyo Datta, Gerhard Klimeck, Muhammad Alam, Timothy S Fisher)

Analysis of Techniques for Measuring Carrier Recombination Lifetime

SPICE Models for Magnetic Tunnel Junctions Based on Monodomain Approximation

Overview of Scanning Probe Microscopy (SPM)

The Role of Graphene in Semiconductor Technologies

Non-Local RSO Datta-Das Spin Transistor

Non-Local Inverse Spin Hall Effect Experiment

ModSpec/MDE Tutorial

ModSpec and the MVS Model

DAEAPI Wrapper


Related paper/thesis


Title Author(s)
Physics and Simulation of Nanoscale Electronic and Thermoelectric Devices Raseong Kim
Landauer Approach to Thermoelectrics Changwook Jeong
III-V Nanoscale MOSFETS: Physics, Modeling, and Design Yang Liu
Device Physics Studies of III-V and Silicon MOSFETS for Digital Logic Himadri Pal
Quantum and Atomistic Effects in Nanoelectronic Transport Devices Neophytos Neophytou
Inelastic Transport in Carbon Nanotube Electronic and Optoelectronic Devices Siyu Koswatta
Electron Phonon Interaction in Carbon Nanotube Devices Sayed Hasan
Exploring New Channel Materials for Nanoscale CMOS Anisur Rahman
Device Physics and Simulation of Silicon Nanowire Transistors Jing Wang
Carbon Nanotube Electronics: Modeling, Physics, and Applications Jing Guo
Modeling Quantum Transport in Nanoscale Transistors Ramesh Venugopal
Physics and Simulation of Quasi-Ballistic Transport in Nanoscale Transistors Jung-Hoon Rhew
Nanoscale MOSFETS: Physics, Simulation and Design Zhibin Ren
Two-Dimensional Scattering Matrix Simulations of Si MOSFET'S Carl R. Huster
Direct Solution of the Boltzmann Transport Equation in Nanoscale Si Devices Kausar Banoo
Computational and Experimental Study of Transport in Advanced Silicon Devices Farzin Assad


Other educational resources


Title Authors
Exams for Semiconductor Device Fundamentals Robert F. Pierret
Semiconductor Device Fundamentals Testbook Module A: Semiconductor Basics Robert F. Pierret
Semiconductor Device Fundamentals Testbook Module B: Diode Basics Robert F. Pierret
Semiconductor Device Fundamentals Testbook Module C: Transistor Basics Robert F. Pierret