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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.
NanoMOS 3.0: First-Time User Guide
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06 Jun 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Kurtis Cantley, Mark Lundstrom
This tutorial is an introduction to the nanoMOS simulation tool for new users. Descriptions of input and output parameters are included, along with new features associated with the Rappture...
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05 Jun 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Dragica Vasileska
Solid-State Theory and Semiconductor Transport Fundamentals
Choice of the Distribution Function
Empirical Pseudopotential Method Description
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Simplified Band-Structure Model
Introduction to Computational Electronics
What Is Computational Electronics and Why Do We Need It?
Logic Devices and Circuits on Carbon Nanotubes
23 May 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Joerg Appenzeller
Over the last years carbon nanotubes (CNs) have attracted an increasing interest as building blocks for nano-electronics applications. Due to their unique properties enabling e.g. ballistic...
ECE 659 Lecture 34: Non-Coherent Transport: Why does an Atom Emit Light?
23 May 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Supriyo Datta
Reference Chapter 10.1
ECE 659 Lecture 4: Charging/Coulomb Blockade
22 May 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Supriyo Datta
Reference Chapter 1.4 and 1.5
ECE 659 Lecture 3: The Quantum of Conductance
Reference Chapter 1.3
ECE 659 Lecture 1: Energy Level Diagram
16 May 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Supriyo Datta
Switching Energy in CMOS Logic: How far are we from physical limit?
24 Apr 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Saibal Mukhopadhyay
Aggressive scaling of CMOS devices in technology generation has resulted in exponential growth in device performance, integration density and computing power. However, the power dissipated by a...
Nanoscale Transistors: Advanced VLSI Devices (Introductory Lecture)
20 Apr 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark Lundstrom
Welcome to the ECE 612 Introductory/Overview lecture. This course examines the device physics of advanced transistors and the process, device, circuit, and systems considerations that enter into...
11 Apr 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): R. Fabian Pease
Nanotechnology comprises the techniques for making things small (<100 nm)
— i.e., nanopatterning — and the resulting applications, ranging from the results of
Metal Oxide Nanowires: Synthesis, Characterization and Device Applications
17 Mar 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Jia Grace Lu
Various metal oxide nanowires, such as ZnO, SnO2, Fe2O3, In2O3 and Ga2O3, have been synthesized by chemical vapor deposition method. Their structures and properties are
characterized by TEM,...
Molecular Transport Structures: Elastic Scattering, Vibronic Effects and Beyond
13 Feb 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark A. Ratner, Abraham Nitzan, Misha Galperin
Current experimental efforts are clarifying quite beautifully the nature of charge transport in so-called molecular junctions, in which a single molecule provides the channel for current flow...
Making the Tiniest and Fastest Transistor using Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD)
13 Feb 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): peide ye
Atomic layer deposition (ALD) is an emerging nanotechnology enables the deposit of ultrathin films, one atomic layer by one atomic layer. ALD provides a powerful, new capability to grow or regrow...
A Primer on Semiconductor Device Simulation
23 Jan 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark Lundstrom
Computer simulation is now an essential tool for the research and development of semiconductor processes and devices, but to use a simulation
tool intelligently, one must know what's "under the...