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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 695A Lecture 8: Phenomenological Observations for NBTI
01 Feb 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Muhammad Alam
Time, voltage, temperature dependencies
ECE 695A Lecture 8R: Review Questions
What is the distinction between BTI and NBTI phenomena?
What does it mean that a process is thermally activated?
What is the difference between parametric failure and catastrophic failure?...
ECE 695A Lecture 5: Amorphous Material/Interfaces
29 Jan 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Muhammad Alam
Amorphous vs. crystalline materials
Defect-free amorphous material
Origin of defects (Maxwell’s relation)
ECE 695A Lecture 7: Trapping in Pre-existing Traps
Pre-existing vs. stress-induced traps
Voltage-shift in pre-existing bulk/interface traps
Random Telegraph Noise, 1/f noise
ECE 695A Lecture 7A: Appendix - Theory of Stochastic Distribution
Supplemental information for Lecture 7: Trapping in Pre-existing Traps
ECE 695A Lecture 7R: Review Questions
Why are there more types of defects in crystals than in amorphous material?
From the perspective of Maxwell’s relation, how does H reduce defect density?
Why is HfO2 so...
ECE 695A Lecture 3: Reliability as a Threshold Problem
17 Jan 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Muhammad Alam
Reliability as a Threshold Problem: Empirical vs. Physical Models
‘Blind Fish in a Waterfall’ as a prototype for Accelerated Testing/Statistical distribution
Four elements of...
ECE 695A Lecture 4: Structures and Defects in Crystals
Defect-free crystal structures
Defects in crystals
ECE 695A Lecture 2: A Brief History of Reliability and Types of Reliability Models
16 Jan 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Muhammad Alam
Reliability as a General Phenomena
A Brief History of Reliability
Approaches to Reliability Physics
ECE 695A Lecture 1: Reliability of Nanoelectronic Devices
11 Jan 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Muhammad Alam
Evolving Landscape of Electronics
Performance, Variability, and Reliability
Classification of Reliability
Excited State Spectroscopy of a Quantum Dot Molecule
11 Jan 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Muhammad Usman
Atomistic electronic structure calculations are performed to study the coherent inter-dot couplings of the electronic states in a single InGaAs quantum dot molecule. The experimentally observed...
The Single-Atom Transistor: How It Was Created and What It May Mean for the Future
21 Dec 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Gerhard Klimeck
Professor Gerhard Klimeck will be coming to speak on his research with single atom transistors.
Engineering Disorder in Opto-Electronics
05 Dec 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Jacob B. Khurgin
GaN is a wide bandgap material which can on one hand withstand high power and high temperature operating conditions, and on the other hand has high saturation velocity needed for high frequency...
Thermoelectric Energy Conversion: Transport, Materials, and Systems
05 Dec 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Gang Chen
his talk will start with an introduction to thermoelectric effects, and move on to discuss ways to understand and engineer electron and phonon transport in thermoelectric materials to improve the...
ECE 606 Lecture 25: Modern MOSFETs
03 Dec 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Gerhard Klimeck
Uniform Methodology of Benchmarking Beyond-CMOS Devices
31 Oct 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Dmitri Nikonov
Multiple logic devices are presently under study within the Nanoelectronic Research Initiative (NRI) to carry the development of integrated circuits beyond the CMOS roadmap. Structure and...
nanoHUB-U NT Nanoscale Transistors: Scientific Overview
03 Aug 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark Lundstrom
For details see http://nanohub.org/u
Nanoscale Transistors has been refined and condensed into a five-week online course that develops a unified framework for understanding essentials of...
Ultra-stable nanoparticles of (CdSe)n and their unique properties
02 Aug 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Atsuo Kasuya
Nanoparticles exhibit unique materials functions not realizable in the bulk solid, leading useful practical applications. Recent progresses in synthesis show possibility of producing them down to...
NEMO5 Tutorial 4C: Graphene Nanostructures
20 Jul 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Junzhe Geng
All-Spin Logic Devices
19 Jul 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Behtash Behinaein
We propose a spintronic device that uses spin at every
stage of its operation: input and output information are
represented by the magnetization of nanomagnets which