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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.
Drift Diffusion Video Demonstration
24 Jun 2014 | Animations | Contributor(s): Saumitra Raj Mehrotra, Lynn Zentner, Joseph M. Cychosz
This video shows the use of the Drift-Diffusion Lab to simulate drift and diffusion carrier mechanisms in a semiconductor. The examples demonstrated will be helpful to a first time user in...
Bandgap Optimizer for Spectral Splitting PV Systems
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09 Jun 2014 | Tools | Contributor(s): kevon clint charles, Jeff Gray
simulate the optimum performance of a multi-junction solar cell
PAMELA (Pseudospectral Analysis Method with Exchange & Local Approximations)
29 May 2014 | Downloads | Contributor(s): Bryan M. Wong
PAMELA (Pseudospectral Analysis Method with Exchange & Local Approximations): calculates electronic energies, densities, wavefunctions, and band-bending diagrams for core-shell nanowires within a...
Simulation and Admittance Analysis for Advanced Metal-Insulator-Semiconductor Characterization
27 Feb 2014 | Tools | Contributor(s): Alex Grede
Non-parabolic DOS simulation of III-V MISCAPs with impurity ionization effects and ability to view components of channel capacitance.
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...
Magnetic Tunnel Junction Lab
11 Feb 2014 | Tools | Contributor(s): Samiran Ganguly, Deepanjan Datta, Chen Shang, Sankarsh Ramadas, Sayeef Salahuddin, Supriyo Datta
Calculate Resistance, Tunneling Magneto Resistance, Spin Torques, and Switching characteristics of a Magnetic Tunnel Junction
06 Feb 2014 | Tools | Contributor(s): Martin Hunt, Lei Cao, Alejandro Strachan, Marisol Koslowski
A phase field approach to plastic deformation in nano crystalline materials
Efficiency Enhancement for Nanoelectronic Transport Simulations
02 Feb 2014 | Papers | Contributor(s): Jun Huang
PhD thesis of Jun Huang
Continual technology innovations make it possible to fabricate electronic devices on the order of 10nm. In this nanoscale regime, quantum physics becomes critically...
ECE 612 Lecture 9: Subthreshold Conduction
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.
Uniaxial and Biaxial Stress Strain Calculator for Semiconductors
17 Jan 2014 | Tools | Contributor(s): Jamie Teherani
Simulate stress or strain along user-defined Miller directions for arbitrary stress/strain configurations.
Linearized Boltzmann transport calculator for thermoelectric materials
04 Nov 2013 | Tools | Contributor(s): Je-Hyeong Bahk, Robert Benjamin Post, Kevin Margatan, Zhixi Bian, Ali Shakouri
Simulation tool to calculate thermoelectric transport properties of bulk materials based on their multiple nonparabolic band structure information using the linearized Boltzmann transport equation
Model and Algorithm Prototyping Platform
30 Oct 2013 | Tools | Contributor(s): Jaijeet Roychowdhury, Tianshi Wang
Thermoelectric Power Generator System Optimization and Cost Analysis
24 Oct 2013 | Tools | Contributor(s): Kaz Yazawa, Kevin Margatan, Je-Hyeong Bahk, Ali Shakouri
Simulate cost and efficiency trade-off of a thermoelectric device as a function of material properties and heat transfer coefficients
18 Sep 2013 | Tools | Contributor(s): Kyle Conrad, Jesse Maassen, Mark Lundstrom
This tool calculates the distribution of modes, the electronic thermoelectric transport coefficients, and the lattice thermal transport properties from band structure information.
Intro to MOS-Capacitor Tool
23 Jul 2013 | Tools | Contributor(s): Emmanuel Jose Ochoa, Stella Quinones
Understanding the effect of silicon doping, oxide (SiO2) thickness, gate type (n+poly/p+poly), and semiconductor type (n-type/p-type) on the flatband voltage, threshold voltage, surface potential...
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...
Thin-Film and Multi-Element Thermoelectric Devices Simulator
29 Jun 2013 | Tools | Contributor(s): Je-Hyeong Bahk, Megan Youngs, Zach Schaffter, Kazuaki Yazawa, Ali Shakouri
Tool to simulate both micro-scale thin-film thermoelectric devices and large-scale multi-element thermoelectric modules for cooling and power generation
Physics and Simulation of Nanoscale Electronic and Thermoelectric Devices
28 Jun 2013 | Papers | Contributor(s): raseong kim
For the past few decades, transistors have been continuously scaled. Dimensions are now at the nanoscale, and device performance has dramatically improved. Nanotechnology is also achieving...