ACUTE is a tool-based curricula designed to introduce interested scientists from Academia and Industry in advanced simulation methods needed for proper modeling of state-of-the-art nanoscale devices.
ACUTE—Assembly for Computational Electronics
This nanoHUB “topic page” provides an easy access to selected nanoHUB educational material on computational electronics that is openly accessible.
We invite users to participate in...
ACUTE - Process Simulation Assignment
28 Jul 2011 | Contributor(s):: Dragica Vasileska, Gerhard Klimeck
This assignment teaches the students the ion implantation process.
ACUTE - PN Diode Modeling
08 Jul 2011 | Contributor(s):: Dragica Vasileska, Gerhard Klimeck
In this assignment, starting from an equilibrium Poisson equation solver for pn-diode, students are required to develop a complete 1D drift-diffusion simulator using the lecture materials provided as part of the ACUTE tool-based curricula.
ACUTE - Bandstructure Assignment
07 Jul 2011 | Contributor(s):: Dragica Vasileska, Gerhard Klimeck
This is assignment that is part of the ACUTE tool-based curricula that guides the students step by step how to implement an empirical pseudopotential method for the bandstructure calculation.
PN Junction Lab: First-Time User Guide
13 Jun 2009 | | Contributor(s):: Saumitra Raj Mehrotra, Benjamin P Haley
This first-time user guide provides introductory material to PN Junction Lab on nanoHUB. The introduction to PN junctions is followed by a tour of the Rappture interface, which notes key inputs and typical outputs. We discuss the default simulation (what happens if you don't change any inputs,...
PN Junction Lab Demonstration: Asymmetric PN Junctions
11 Jun 2009 | | Contributor(s):: Gerhard Klimeck, Benjamin P Haley
This video shows the simulation and analysis of a several PN junctions using PN Junction Lab, which is powered by PADRE. Several powerful analytic features of this tool are demonstrated.
Is dual gate device structure better from a thermal perspective?
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01 Sep 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Dragica Vasileska, Stephen M. Goodnick
This presentation illustrates several points. First, it is shown that in nanoscale devices there is less degradation due to heating effects due to non-stationary nature of the carrier transport (velocity overshoot) in the device, which, in turn, makes less probable the interaction with phonons....
17 Aug 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Dragica Vasileska, Gerhard Klimeck, Xufeng Wang, Stephen M. Goodnick
This tool is used for the Advanced Computational Electronics Tool Based Curricula
Cosine Bands: an Exercise for PCPBT
21 Aug 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Gerhard Klimeck, Dragica Vasileska
This exercise demonstrates the formation of cosine bands as we increase the number of wells in the n-well structure.
Homework Assignment for Bulk Monte Carlo Lab: Velocity vs. Field for Arbitrary Crystallographic Orientations
21 Aug 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Dragica Vasileska, Gerhard Klimeck
User needs to calculate and compare to experiment the velocity field characteristics for electrons in Si for different crystalographic directions and 77K and 300K temperatures.
Homework Assignment for Bulk Monte Carlo Lab: Temperature Dependence of the Low Field Mobility for  Orientation
User needs to calculate and compare with experiments the temperature dependence of the low-field electron mobility in Si.
Homework Assignment for Bulk Monte Carlo Lab: Arbitrary Crystallographic Direction
20 Aug 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Dragica Vasileska, Gerhard Klimeck
This exercise teaches the users how the average carrier velocity, average carrier energy and vally occupation change with the application of the electric field in arbitrary crystalographic direction
Bulk Monte Carlo Lab:Scattering Rates for Parabolic vs. Non-Parabolic Bands: an Exercise
This exercise helps the students learn the importance of the non-parabolic band approximation for large carrier energies.
Uniform versus delta doping in 1D heterostructures: an Exercise
15 Aug 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Dragica Vasileska, Gerhard Klimeck
This exercise is designed to demonstrate that delta doping leads to larger sheet electron density in the channel and it also allows for better control of the charge density in the channel region of High Electron Mobility Transistors (HEMTs).
Parallel Conduction Channel: an Exercise for 1D Heterostructure Lab
This exercise uses the 1-D Heterostructure Lab, which demonstrates that adding more dopants in the buffer layer becomes ineffective after certain critical doping density. Beyond this critical doping density, additional dopants practically fill in the parallel conduction channel that sits in the...
Piece-Wise Constant Potential Barriers Tool
30 Jun 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Xufeng Wang, Samarth Agarwal, Gerhard Klimeck, Dragica Vasileska, Mathieu Luisier, Jean Michel D Sellier
Transmission and the reflection coefficient of a five, seven, nine, eleven and 2n-segment piece-wise constant potential energy profile
Bulk Band Structure: a Simulation Exercise
03 Aug 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Dragica Vasileska, Gerhard Klimeck
This simulation exercise teaches the students about band structure of indirect and direct bandgap materials, the optical gaps, the concept of the effective mass and the influence of spin-orbit coupling on the valence bandstructure. NSF
BJT - Simulation Exercise
This simulation exercise teaches the students the operation of BJT transistor, what is current gain and how one extracts current gain from the Gummel plot. It also provides output device characteristics from which students have to extract the Early voltage. Furthermore, it makes the students...
How Quantum-Mechanical Space-Quantization is Implemented in Schred, Drift-Diffusion (SILVACO ATLAS) and Particle-Based Device Simulators (Quamc2D)
27 Jul 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Dragica Vasileska
This brief presentation outlines how one can implement quantum-mechanical space quantization effects exactly (using Schred) and approximately in drift-diffusion (using SILVACO), as well as particle-based device simulators (using Quamc2D).
Stationary Perturbation Theory: an Exercise for PCPBT
28 Jul 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Dragica Vasileska, Gerhard Klimeck
This exercise allows us to test the first and second order stationary perturbation theory and explain mathematically the shift in the energies due to a small perturbation in a quantum well. www.eas.asu.edu/~vasilesk NSF