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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.
Variation-Aware Nanosystem Design Kit (NDK)
30 Jul 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Gage Hills
Carbon nanotube field-effect transistors (CNFETs) are promising candidates for building energy-efficient digital systems at highly scaled technology nodes. However, carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are inherently subject to variations that reduce circuit yield, increase susceptibility to noise, and...
μplasma for Modified Paschen Curve Calculator
23 Jun 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Kudzo Samuel Ahegbebu, Alina Alexeenko, Siva Sashank Tholeti
Computes breakdown voltage and ionization enhanced Fowler Nordheim current density in microgaps.
System of Systems Analytic Workbench Toolset
23 Mar 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Daniel A Delaurentis, Karen Marais, Navindran Davendralingam, Cesare Guariniello, Payuna Uday, Zhemei Fang, Demetrios Katsaduros, Rakshit Chandrahasa
This is a toolset including different methods to support system of systems development and analysis.
Along for the Ride: Reflections on the Past, Present, and Future of Nanoelectronics
25 Jun 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Mark Lundstrom
A Crash Course in Nanophotonic Simulations
18 Jun 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Peter Bermel
This seminar will cover rapid, scalable computational methods used in simulating optical reflection,transmission, and absorption in complex structures. After a brief survey of the tools available, the S4 simulation tool will be demonstrated in detail.
Failures in Photovoltaic Modules
16 Apr 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Peter Bermel
In this talk, I will discuss some of the major sources of performance degradation for common glass-encapsulated PV modules, including crystalline silicon and thin films. The greatest reliability challenges have occurred in the latter, with recent studies showing that thin-film modules operating...
Combined Microstructure and Heat Transfer Modeling of Carbon Nanotube Thermal Interface Materials
22 Jul 2014 | | Contributor(s):: Yide Wang, Sridhar Sadasivam, Timothy S Fisher
Simulate mechanical and thermal performance of CNT thermal interface materials.
Atomistic Simulations of Materials Chemistry: From Nanoelectronics to Energetics
06 Apr 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Alejandro Strachan
Presentation slides with embedded videos are available for download. Please see the Support Docs tab.
Multiscale Modeling of Thermoelectric Cooler
17 Dec 2014 | | Contributor(s):: Allison Anne Campbell, Mohammad Zunaidur Rashid, afsana sharmin, Shaikh S. Ahmed
This tool simulates a practical thermoelectric cooler unit with atomistic models
The Ultimate Scaling Limit - A Deterministic Single Atom Transistor
10 Mar 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Gerhard Klimeck
A talk by Dr. Gerhard Klimeck, Director of nanoHUB.org, Purdue University, Founder of NEMOco, LLC @ the University of Michigan.
Thermoreflectance Imaging, Copper Via Reliability and Non- Local Thermal Transport
26 Feb 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Ali Shakouri
Symmetry, Dimension, and Spin: Understanding transport in 2D 'phosphorene'
02 Mar 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Ian Appelbaum
Despite its low atomic number and inversion symmetry, recent electronic measurements demonstrate that (group-IV) graphene has a greatly disappointing spin lifetime, corroborated by theory showing strong spin-flip scattering by flexural (out-of-plane) phonons. There exists a class of...
Unit Operations of Nanomanufacturing
19 Feb 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Roger T. Bonnecaze
Presented is an initial list of these unit operations and discuss the needs and opportunities for modeling and simulating them. We also present detailed results for unit operations and simulation tools for: 1) imprint lithography; 2) directed self-assembly of spherical and rectangular particles...
nanoHUB-U Fundamentals of Nanoelectronics A: Basic Concepts: Scientific Overview
20 Feb 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Supriyo Datta
This video is the Scientific Overview for the nanoHUB-U course "Fundamentals of Nanoelectronics Part A: Basic Concepts" by Supriyo Datta.
Nanoscale Solid-State Lighting Device Simulator
18 May 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Shaikh S. Ahmed, Vinay Uday Chimalgi, Katina Mattingly, krishna kumari Yalavarthi
Simulates the electronic and optical properties of nanoscale solid-state lighting devices in III-N material systems
Quantum Point Contact
18 May 2006 | | Contributor(s):: Richard Akis, Shaikh S. Ahmed, Mohammad Zunaidur Rashid, Richard Akis
Simulates the conductance and associated wavefunctions of Quantum Point Contacts.
Creep deformation in RF-MEMS
15 Jan 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Marisol Koslowski, Alejandro Strachan, Gabriela Venturini, Diego Fernando Cifuentes Pardo, Guillermo Andres Roman
Simulates creep deformation in fixed - fixed beam MEMS model
Time-dependent gate oxide breakdown Lab
04 Mar 2014 | | Contributor(s):: Xin Jin, Muhammad Ashraful Alam, Muhammad Masuduzzaman, Sang Hoon Shin, Sambit Palit
Simulate Time-dependent gate oxide breakdown
A Blind Fish in a River with a Waterfall
23 Mar 2010 | | Contributor(s):: Muhammad Alam, Sajia Sadeque
Prototype for a reliability problem defined as Stochastic Process with a Threshold
MEMS Piezoelectric Vibrational Energy Harvesting Lab
16 Jun 2014 | | Contributor(s):: Jorge Mario Monsalve, German Felipe Giraldo, Alba Graciela Avila, Gerhard Klimeck
Simulate the harvested electrical power from mechanical vibrations using a piezoelectric cantilevered beam