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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.
Bandstructure in Nanoelectronics
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01 Nov 2005 | | Contributor(s):: Gerhard Klimeck
This presentation will highlight, for nanoelectronic device examples, how the effective mass approximation breaks down and why the quantum mechanical nature of the atomically resolved material needs to be included in the device modeling. Atomistic bandstructure effects in resonant tunneling...
An Electrical Engineering Perspective on Molecular Electronics
26 Oct 2005 | | Contributor(s):: Mark Lundstrom
After forty years of advances in integrated circuit technology, microelectronics is undergoing a transformation to nanoelectronics. Modern day MOSFETs now have channel lengths that are less than 50 nm long, and billion transistor logic chips have arrived. Moore's Law continues, but the end of...
Simple Theory of the Ballistic MOSFET
11 Oct 2005 | | Contributor(s):: Mark Lundstrom
Silicon nanoelectronics has become silicon nanoelectronics, but we still analyze, design, and think about MOSFETs in more or less in the same way that we did 30 years ago. In this talk, I will describe a simple analysis of the ballistic MOSFET. No MOSFET is truly ballistic, but approaching this...
Semiconductor Interfaces at the Nanoscale
17 Oct 2005 | | Contributor(s):: David Janes
The trend in downscaling of electronic devices and the need to add functionalities such as sensing and nonvolatile memory to existing circuitry dictate that new approaches be developed for device structures and fabrication technologies. Various device technologies are being investigated,...
Einstein/Bohr Debate and Quantum Computing
10 May 2005 | | Contributor(s):: Karl Hess
This presentation deals with the Einstein/Bohr Debate and Quantum Computing.
ECE 453 Lecture 31: Broadening
12 Nov 2004 | | Contributor(s):: Supriyo Datta
Reference Chapter 8.1
ECE 453 Lecture 32: Broadening and Lifetime
15 Nov 2004 | | Contributor(s):: Supriyo Datta
ECE 453 Lecture 33: Local Density of States
19 Nov 2004 | | Contributor(s):: Supriyo Datta
Reference Chapter 8.2
ECE 453 Lecture 36: Coherent Transport
01 Dec 2004 | | Contributor(s):: Supriyo Datta
Reference Chapter 9.1
On the Reliability of Micro-Electronic Devices: An Introductory Lecture on Negative Bias Temperature Instability
28 Sep 2005 | | Contributor(s):: Muhammad A. Alam
In 1930s Bell Labs scientists chose to focus on Siand Ge, rather than better known semiconductors like Ag2S and Cu2S, mostly because of their reliable performance. Their choice was rewarded with the invention of bipolar transistors several years later. In 1960s, scientists at Fairchild worked...
Modeling and Simulation of Sub-Micron Thermal Transport
26 Sep 2005 | | Contributor(s):: Jayathi Murthy
In recent years, there has been increasing interest in understanding thermal phenomena at the sub-micron scale. Applications include the thermal performance of microelectronic devices, thermo-electric energy conversion, ultra-fast laser machining and many others. It is now accepted that Fourier's...
21 Jul 2005 | | Contributor(s):: Gerhard Klimeck
Quantum Dots are man-made artificial atoms that confine electrons to a small space. As such, they have atomic-like behavior and enable the study of quantum mechanical effects on a length scale that is around 100 times larger than the pure atomic scale. Quantum dots offer application opportunities...
Towards Molecular Electronic Circuitry: Selective Deposition of Metals on Patterned ...
28 Jul 2005 | | Contributor(s):: Amy Walker
We have developed a robust method by which to construct complex two- and three- dimensional structures based on controlling interfacial chemistry. This work has important applications in molecular/organic electronics, sensing, and other technologies. Our method is extensible to many different...
Synthetic and Processing Strategies to New Molecular and Polymeric...
28 Jul 2005 | | Contributor(s):: Antonio Facchetti, Tobin Marks
Recent achievements in the design and synthesis of new arene/heteroaromatic oligomers/molecules functionalized with a variety of phenacyl, alkylcarbonyl, and perfluoroalkylcarbonyl will be presented. These organic semiconductors exhibit low-lying LUMOs allowing efficient electron...
Probing Silicon-Based Molecular Electronics with Scanning Tunneling Microscopy
29 Jul 2005 | | Contributor(s):: Mark Hersam
In recent years, substantial progress has occurred in the field of molecular electronics . In this paper, charge transport through molecule-semiconductor junctions is probed with ultra-high vacuum (UHV) scanning tunneling microscopy (STM). The presence of the semiconductor band gap enables new...
Measurement of Single Molecule Conductance using STM-Based Break Junctions
28 Jul 2005 | | Contributor(s):: Nongjian Tao
We have measured single molecule conductance using a combined STM- and conducting AFM-based break junction method. The method works in aqueous solutions, which is suitable for biologically relevant molecules such as DNA and peptides, and also allows us to control electron transport through redox...
DNA Charge Motion: Regimes and Behaviors
28 Jul 2005 | | Contributor(s):: Mark Ratner
Because DNA is a quasi-one-dimensional species, and because each base is a pi-type chromphore, it was long ago suggested that DNA could conduct electricity. This has become a widely investigated area, and remains of interest for fundamental science and for applications. We will discuss a very...
Review of Several Quantum Solvers and Applications
11 Jun 2004 | | Contributor(s):: Umberto Ravaioli
Review of Several Quantum Solvers and Applications
The Bardeen Transfer Hamiltonian Approach to Tunneling and its Application to STM/Carbon Nanotubes
05 May 2004 | | Contributor(s):: Peter M. Albrecht, Kyle Adam Ritter, Laura B. Ruppalt
This presentation covers the Bardeen Transfer Hamiltonian approach to tunneling and its application to STM/carbon nanotubes.
Resonant Tunneling of Electrons: Application of Electromagnetic Concepts to Quantum Mechanic Phenomena
14 Apr 2005 | | Contributor(s):: Greg Huff, Kevin Hietpas