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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.
ECE 656 Lecture 9: Thermoelectric Effects - Charge Flow
23 Sep 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark Lundstrom
Charge transport in a temperature gradient
ECE 656 Lecture 6: Near-Equilibrium Transport in the Bulk
20 Sep 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark Lundstrom
ECE 656 Lecture 5: Modes and Transmission
16 Sep 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark Lundstrom
ECE 656 Lecture 7: Resistance - Ballistic to Diffusive
2D ballistic resistors
2D diffusive resistors
Optimum Morphology and Performance Gains of Organic Solar Cells
09 Sep 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Biswajit ray, Muhammad Alam
Morphology of light absorbing layer is known to dictate the power conversion efficiency of organic photovoltaic (OPV) cell. The innovation of bulk heterojunction (BHJ) led to significant...
ECE 656 Lecture 4: General Model for Transport
07 Sep 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark Lundstrom
ECE 656 Lecture 3: Density of States
Density of states
ECE 656 Lecture 2: Sums in k-Space/Integrals in Energy Space
Density of states in k-space
Working in energy space
Solar Cells Lecture 4: What is Different about Thin-Film Solar Cells?
29 Aug 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Muhammad A. Alam
Thin film solar cells promise acceptable efficiency at low cost. This
tutorial examines the device physics of thin-film solar cells, which
generally require a different type of analysis...
Solar Cells Lecture 5: Organic Photovoltaics
Organic solar cells make use of low-cost organic polymers for
photovoltaics. Although these solar cells may appear to be quite
different from solar cells made with conventional,...
Spin Transport and Topological Insulators I
29 Aug 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Supriyo Datta
A major development of the last two decades, the physical and
conceptual integration of what used to be two distinct unrelated
fields, namely spintronics and magnetics.
ECE 656 Lecture 1: Introduction to Carrier Transport
26 Aug 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark Lundstrom
Spin Transport and Topological Insulators II
19 Aug 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Supriyo Datta
Lecture 10: Case study-Near-equilibrium Transport in Graphene
19 Aug 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark Lundstrom
Near-equilibrium transport in graphene as an example of how to apply the concepts in lectures 1-8.
Solar Cells Lecture 1: Introduction to Photovoltaics
An introduction to solar cells covering the basics of PN junctions,
optical absorption, and IV characteristics. Key technology options and economic considers are briefly presented.
Solar Cells Lecture 2: Physics of Crystalline Solar Cells
Solar cell performance is determined by generation and recombination of electron-hole pairs. This tutorial focussing on recombination losses in crystalline silicon solar cells under...
Lecture 7: The Boltzmann Transport Equation
17 Aug 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark Lundstrom
Semi-classical carrier transport is traditionally described by the
Boltzmann Transport Equation (BTE). In this lecture, we present the
BTE, show how it is solved, and relate it to the Landauer...
Lecture 9: Introduction to Phonon Transport
This lecture is an introduction to phonon transport. Key similarities and differences between electron and phonon transport are discussed.
How to Make High Quality Plots in MATLAB
17 Aug 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mehdi Salmani Jelodar
This presentation is a tutorial for plotting higher quality figures by Matlab. Basic elements of plots are introduced and the way to manipulate these elements by coding is explained. Tow methods...
Lecture 5: Thermoelectric Effects - Mathematics
16 Aug 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark Lundstrom
Beginning with the general model for transport, we mathematically derive
expressions for the four thermoelectric transport coefficients:
(i) Electrical conductivity,
(ii) Seebeck coefficient...