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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.
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.
2010 MNTL UIUC Symposium Lecture 1 - Milton Feng at 60 : The Metamorphosis of the Transistor into a Laser
09 Aug 2010 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Nick Holonyak, Jr
Nick Holonyak, Jr. (born November 3, 1928, in Zeigler, Illinois)
invented the first visible LED in 1962 while working as a consulting
scientist at a General Electric Company laboratory in...
2010 MNTL UIUC Symposium Lecture 2 - Optoelectronics
09 Aug 2010 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Russell D. Dupuis
Russell D. Dupuis earned all of his academic degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He received his bachelor’s degree with “Highest Honors-Bronze Tablet” in 1970. He...
2010 MNTL UIUC Symposium Lecture 3 - Large Scale InP Photonic Integrated Circuits
24 Aug 2010 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Frederick A. Kish, Jr.
Frederick A. Kish, Jr., Ph.D. is Vice President, PIC Development and Manufacturing for Infinera Corporation. From November 1999 to May 2001, Dr. Kish served as R&D and Manufacturing Development...
2010 MNTL UIUC Symposium Lecture 4 - MicroElectronics
09 Aug 2010 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Shyh-Chiang Shen
Dr. Shen received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering at the National Taiwan University in 1993 and 1995, respectively. He earned his Ph.D. in electrical engineering at the...
2010 MNTL UIUC Symposium Lecture 5 - Device Scaling
24 Aug 2010 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Peter Apostolakis
2011 NCN Summer School: Welcome and Introduction
20 Jul 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark Lundstrom
“Electronics from the Bottom Up” is an educational initiative designed to bring a new perspective to the field of nano device engineering. It is co-sponsored by the Intel Foundation and the...
A 3D Quantum Simulation of Silicon Nanowire Field-Effect Transistors
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17 Jan 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mincheol Shin
As the device size of the conventional planar metal oxide semiconductor field effect transistor
(MOSFET) shrinks into the deep sub micron regime, the device performance significantly...
A Personal Quest for Information
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19 Feb 2004 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Vwani P. Roychowdhury
This talk will report results and conclusions from my personal investigations into several different disciplines, carried out with the unifying intent of uncovering some of the fundamental...
A Physical Model for Non-Ohmic Shunt Conduction and Metastability in Amorphous Silicon Solar Cells
16 Aug 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Sourabh Dongaonkar, Souvik Mahapatra, Karthik Yogendra, Muhammad Alam
In this talk we develop a coherent physics based understanding of the shunt leakage problem in a-Si:H cells, and discuss its implications on cell and module level.
Sourabh Dongaonkar is with...
A Primer on Quantum Computing
18 Oct 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): David D. Nolte
Quantum computers would represent an exponential increase in computing
power...if they can be built. This tutorial describes the theoretical
background to quantum computing, its potential for...
A Primer on Semiconductor Device Simulation
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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...
A Top-Down Introduction to the NEGF Approach
14 Jun 2004 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark Lundstrom
A Tutorial for Nanoelectronics Simulation Tools
03 Jul 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): James K Fodor, Jing Guo
This learning module introduces nanoHUB users to some of the available simulators. The simulators discussed are FETToy, nanoMOS, Schred, CNTbands, and QDot Lab. For each simulator, a brief...
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
Amine Linked Single Molecule Circuits: Systematic Measurements & Understanding
02 Jul 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark S Hybertsen
Formation and function of well-defined linkages between organic molecules and metallic electrodes has been a key issue in the field of molecular electronics. We recently discovered that the...
An Electrical Engineering Perspective on Molecular Electronics
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26 Oct 2005 | Online Presentations | 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...
An Experimentalists’ Perspective
19 Dec 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Arunava Majumdar
This presentation was one of 13 presentations in the one-day forum,
"Excellence in Computer Simulation," which brought together a broad
set of experts to reflect on the future of...
Application of the nanoHUB tools in the Classroom
28 Jul 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Dragica Vasileska
This online presentation describes the application of the nanoHUB tools in the classroom.
Atomistic Alloy Disorder in Nanostructures
26 Feb 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Gerhard Klimeck
Electronic structure and quantum transport simulations are typically performed in perfectly ordered semiconductor structures. Bands and modes are defined resulting in quantized conduction and...