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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.
Many Body Effects on Optical Properties of Graphene
13 Oct 2016 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Subhasis Ghosh
Graphene, a two-dimensional (2D) material shows remarkable optical and electronic properties, such as a linear energy dispersion, chirality and half-integer quantum Hall effect....
Auger Generation as an Intrinsic Limit to Tunneling Field-Effect Transistor Performance
22 Sep 2016 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Jamie Teherani
Many in the microelectronics field view tunneling field-effect transistors (TFETs) as society’s best hope for achieving a > 10× power reduction for electronic devices; however,...
A Short Overview of the NEEDS Initiative
06 Jun 2016 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark Lundstrom
The talk is a brief overview of the program that discusses the rationale, status, and plans for NEEDS.
Atomistic Modeling of Nano Devices: From Qubits to Transistors
13 Apr 2016 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Rajib Rahman
In this talk, I will describe such a framework that can capture complex interactions ranging from exchange and spin-orbit-valley coupling in spin qubits to non-equilibrium charge transport in...
Adventures with Oxide Interfaces: Electronics, Magnetism, Memory, Energy and Biology
25 Feb 2016 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): T. Venky Venkatesan
In this talk I share a personal close up view of the evolution of this field and where I see it going. I will cover polar/non-polar oxide interface conductivity, defect induced magnetism, FE...
RF Solid-State Vibrating Transistors
15 Feb 2014 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Dana Weinstein
In this talk, I will discuss the Resonant Body Transistor (RBT), which can be integrated into a standard CMOS process. The first hybrid RF MEMS-CMOS resonators in Si at the transistor level of...
ECE 612 Lecture 9: Subthreshold Conduction
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25 Jan 2014 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark Lundstrom
Please view ECE 612 Lecture 12: Subthreshold Conduction from the 2006 teaching.
ECE 612 Lecture 10: Threshold Voltage and MOSFET Capacitances
Please view ECE 612 Lecture 13: Threshold Voltage and MOSFET Capacitances from the 2006 teaching.
Tunnel FETs - Device Physics and Realizations
10 Jul 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Joachim Knoch
Here, the operating principles of TFETs will be discussed in detail and experimental realizations as well as simulation results will be presented. In particular, the role of the injecting source...
The Road Ahead for Carbon Nanotube Transistors
09 Jul 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Aaron Franklin
In this talk, recent advancements in the nanotube transistor field will be reviewed, showing why CNTFETs are worth considering now more than ever. Then, the material- and device-related challenges...
Introduction to Compact Models and Circuit Simulation
21 Jun 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Jaijeet Roychowdhury
With NEEDS introduction by Mark Lundstrom. This talk contains a brief introduction to Verilog-A and suggests some initial guidelines for writing Verilog-A versions of NEEDS models.
Introduction to Compact Models and Circuit Simulation
19 Jun 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Tianshi Wang, Jaijeet Roychowdhury
The presentation is a gentle introduction to compact models, basic circuit simulation concepts, and flows for developing compact models. The roadmap for the NEEDS-SPICE platform, being developed...
Guidelines for Writing NEEDS-certified Verilog-A Compact Models
This talk contains a brief introduction to Verilog-A and suggests some initial guidelines for writing Verilog-A versions of NEEDS models. For more about the history of Verilog-A and additional...
19 Jun 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark Lundstrom
NEEDS is an initiative supported by the National Science Foundation and the Semiconductor Research Corporation with a mission to develop the critical missing link needed to transform...
Verilog-A: Present Status and Guidelines
19 Jun 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Geoffrey Coram
Verilog-A is the standard language for compact model development and implementation.
This talk provides some background on the rationale for and development of Verilog-A,
summarizes the current...
ECE 695A Lecture 37: Radiation Induced Damage – An overview
20 Apr 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Muhammad Alam
Introduction and short history of radiation damage
Radiation damage in various types of components
Sources of radiation
A basic calculation and simulation...
ECE 695A Lecture 37R: Review Questions
Why is SOI more radiation hard compared to bulk devices? What do you feel about radiation hardness of FINFET?
What type of radiation issues could arise for thin-body...
ECE 695A Lecture 33: Model Selection/Goodness of Fit
18 Apr 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Muhammad Alam
The problem of matching data with theoretical distribution
Parameter extractions: Moments, linear regression, maximum likelihood
Goodness of fit: Residual, Pearson, Cox,...
ECE 695A Lecture 33R: Review Questions
With higher number of model parameters, you can always get a good fit – why should you minimize the number of parameters
Least square method is a subset of maximum...
ECE 695A Lecture 32R: Review Questions
17 Apr 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Muhammad Alam
Why do people use Normal, log-normal, Weibull distributions when they do not know the exact physical distribution?
What is the problem of using empirical distributions?...