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Progress in technology has brought microelectronics to the nanoscale, but nanoelectronics is not yet a well-defined engineering discipline with a coherent, experimentally verified, theoretical framework. The NCN has a vision for a new, 'bottom-up' approach to electronics, which involves: understanding electronic conduction at the atomistic level; formulating new simulation techniques; developing a new generation of software tools; and bringing this new understanding and perspective into the classroom. We address problems in atomistic phenomena, quantum transport, percolative transport in inhomogeneous media, reliability, and the connection of nanoelectronics to new problems such as biology, medicine, and energy. We work closely with experimentalists to understand nanoscale phenomena and to explore new device concepts. In the course of this work, we produce open source software tools and educational resources that we share with the community through the nanoHUB.
This page is a starting point for nanoHUB users interested in nanoelectronics. It lists key resources developed by the NCN Nanoelectronics team. The nanoHUB contains many more resources for nanoelectronics, and they can be located with the nanoHUB search function. To find all nanoelectronics resources, search for 'nanoelectronics.' To find those contributed by the NCN nanoelectronics team, search for 'NCNnanoelectronics.'
More information on Nanoelectronics can be found here.
Real space first-principles semiempirical pseudopotentials for Fe/MgO/Fe
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03 Dec 2008 | Downloads | Contributor(s): Kirk H. Bevan
A set of semiempirical pseudopotentials for the atomistic modeling of Fe/MgO/Fe tunnel junctions. See the attached document for a full description of their derivation and the modeling...
Schred Tutorial Version 2.1
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23 Jun 2008 | Downloads | Contributor(s): Dragica Vasileska
This Schred tutorial [or User's Manual] is intended to help users of the Schred tool with the Rappture interface. Readers will find various examples for modeling single-gate and dual-gate...
Quantum Size Effects and the Need for Schred
In this paper, we provide a historical overview of the observation of quantum effects in both experimental and theoretical nanoscale devices. This overview puts into perspective the need for...
08 Jan 2008 | Downloads | Contributor(s): James Donald, Pallav Gupta
Reed-Muller Reversible Logic Synthesis tool (aka RELOS) is a tool for the synthesis of reversible functions based on positive-polarity Reed-Muller expressions. The second release of RMRLS a.k.a....
Reed-Muller Reversible Logic Synthesizer (RMRLS) 0.2
Reed-Muller Reversible Logic Synthesis tool (a.k.a. RELOS) is a tool for the synthesis of reversible functions based on positive-polarity Reed-Muller expressions. The second release of RMRLS...
Animations of magnetic QCA operation
11 Dec 2007 | Downloads | Contributor(s): Dmitri Nikonov, George Bourianoff
Animations of an inverter and a majority gate operation for QCA logic for the paper
"Simulation of highly idealized, atomic scale MQCA logic circuits"
by Dmitri E. Nikonov, George I. Bourianoff,...
ThrEshold Logic Synthesizer (TELS) and Majority Logic Synthezier (MALS)
15 Oct 2007 | Downloads | Contributor(s): Pallav Gupta
TELS and MALS are threshold and majority/minority logic synthesis tools that were developed by Rui Zhang and Pallav Gupta under the supervision of Prof. Niraj K. Jha of Princeton University. Dr....
Quantum Dot - synthesis routes
03 Apr 2007 | Downloads | Contributor(s): Saurabh Madaan
A brief survey of synthesis routes of quantum dots, with more emphasis on epitaxial and colloidal approaches.
MOSCNT: code for carbon nanotube transistor simulation
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15 Nov 2006 | Downloads | Contributor(s): Siyu Koswatta, Jing Guo, Dmitri Nikonov
Ballistic transport in carbon nanotube metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistors (CNT-MOSFETs) is simulated using the Non-equilibrium Green’s function formalism. A cylindrical...
recursive algorithm for NEGF in Matlab
13 Nov 2006 | Downloads | Contributor(s): Dmitri Nikonov, Siyu Koswatta
This zip-archive contains two Matlab functions for the recursive solution of the partial matrix inversion and partial 3-matrix multiplication used in the non-equilibrium Green’s function (NEGF)...
FETToy 2.0 Source Code Download
27 Oct 2005 | Downloads
FETToy 2.0 is a set of Matlab scripts that calculate the ballistic I-V characteristics for a conventional MOSFETs, Nanowire MOSFETs and Carbon NanoTube MOSFETs. For conventional MOSFETs, FETToy...
MATLAB Scripts for "Quantum Transport: Atom to Transistor"
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15 Mar 2005 | Downloads | Contributor(s): Supriyo Datta
Tinker with quantum transport models! Download the MATLAB scripts used to demonstrate the physics described in Supriyo Datta's book Quantum Transport: Atom to Transistor. These simple models are...
SEQUAL 2.1 Source Code Download
09 Mar 2005 | Downloads | Contributor(s): Michael McLennan
SEQUAL 2.1 is a device simulation program that computes Semiconductor Electrostatics by Quantum Analysis. Given a device, SEQUAL will compute the electron density and the current density using a...
Schred Source Code Download
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09 Mar 2005 | Downloads | Contributor(s): Dragica Vasileska, Zhibin Ren
Schred 2.0 calculates the envelope wavefunctions and the corresponding bound-state energies in a typical MOS (Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor) or SOS (Semiconductor-Oxide- Semiconductor) structure and a...
NanoMOS 2.5 Source Code Download
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22 Feb 2005 | Downloads | Contributor(s): Zhibin Ren, Sebastien Goasguen
NanoMOS is a 2-D simulator for thin body (less than 5 nm), fully depleted, double-gated n-MOSFETs. A choice of five transport models is available (drift-diffusion, classical ballistic, energy...