NEEDS Seminar Series

By Mark Lundstrom1; NEEDS Node2

1. Purdue University 2. Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN



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NEEDS is an initiative supported by the National Science Foundation and the Semiconductor Research Corporation with a mission to develop the critical missing link needed to transform nanoelectronic materials and device research into electronic systems – physics-based compact models for nano-devices that are accurate, robust, fast, and suitable for use by technology-developers and designers in SPICE-based, design environments.

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In This Series

  1. From Lilienfeld to Landauer: Understanding the nanoscale transistor

    30 Apr 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark Lundstrom

    The talk is organized around the so-called Virtual Source model of the MOSFET and will show how the traditional view of the MOSFET (which dates from the 1960’s) can be adapted to today’s nanoscale transistors in a physically insightful and simple way. The talk aims to show that understanding the...

  2. Tunnel FETs - Device Physics and Realizations

    10 Jul 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Joachim Knoch

    Here, the operating principles of TFETs will be discussed in detail and experimental realizations as well as simulation results will be presented. In particular, the role of the injecting source contact will be elaborated on.

  3. The Road Ahead for Carbon Nanotube Transistors

    09 Jul 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Aaron Franklin

    In this talk, recent advancements in the nanotube transistor field will be reviewed, showing why CNTFETs are worth considering now more than ever. Then, the material- and device-related challenges to realizing a nanotube-driven digital technology will be covered.

  4. Microelectronics in Transition

    18 Oct 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Dennis Buss

    For the past 40 years, the semiconductor industry has been dominated by Moore’s Law scaling of CMOS. However, CMOS scaling will end in this decade. The Era of Moore’s Law scaling will give way to the Era of Accelerated Technology Innovation (ATI).

  5. Analysis of Techniques for Measuring Carrier Recombination Lifetime

    27 Nov 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Richard Keith Ahrenkiel

    Rapid, accurate and contactless measurement of the recombination lifetime is a very important activity in photovoltaics. The excess carrier lifetime (Δn(t)) is the most critical and variable parameter in the development of photovoltaic materials. Device performance can be accurately...

  6. Auger Generation as an Intrinsic Limit to Tunneling Field-Effect Transistor Performance

    22 Sep 2016 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Jamie Teherani

    Many in the microelectronics field view tunneling field-effect transistors (TFETs) as society’s best hope for achieving a > 10× power reduction for electronic devices; however, despite a decade of considerable worldwide research, experimental TFET results have significantly...

  7. Flat Photonics Using High Contrast Metastructures

    27 Feb 2017 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Constance J. Chang-Hasnain

    A new class of planar optics has emerged using near-wavelength structures with a large refractive index contrast with its surroundings, known as high contrast metastructures (HCM). Many extraordinary properties can be designed top-down based for integrated optics on a silicon substrate. Using a...

  8. The Berkeley Model and Algorithm Prototyping Platform

    08 Mar 2017 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Jaijeet Roychowdhury

    Berkeley MAPP is a MATLAB-based framework for quickly prototyping device compact models and simulation algorithms. MAPP’s internal code structuring, which differs markedly from that of Berkeley SPICE and related simulators, allows users to add new devices with only minimal knowledge of...