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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.
NEMO5 Tutorial 2: Input and Output
18 Jul 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Michael Povolotskyi
NEMO5 Tutorial 4D: NEMO5 Python Solvers
17 Jul 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Daniel F Mejia
This tutorial presents a brief introduction to PythonSolvers, a way to expand NEMO5 functionality using Python. Basic principles and a walk through are presented.
NEMO5 Tutorial 5A: Devi ce Simulation - Quantum Dots
17 Jul 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Jean Michel D Sellier
This presentation introduces the capabilities of NEMO5 to simulate quantum dots.
NEMO5 Tutorial 3: Models
This tutorial presents the models implemented in NEMO5. A description on how the solvers interact with each other is reported along with the options of the various solvers. An example on how to...
NEMO5 Overview Presentation
17 Jul 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Tillmann Christoph Kubis, Michael Povolotskyi, Jean Michel D Sellier, James Fonseca, Gerhard Klimeck
This presentation gives an overview of the current functionality of NEMO5.
Mobility and Resistivity Tool
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15 Jun 2012 | Tools | Contributor(s): Ivan Santos, Stephanie Michelle Sanchez, Stella Quinones
Understand how doping affects mobility and resistivity.
13 Jun 2012 | Tools | Contributor(s): Stephanie Michelle Sanchez, Ivan Santos, Stella Quinones
Calculate the carrier concentration for a semiconductor material as a function of doping and temperature.
In Search of a Better MEMS-Switch: An Elementary theory of how nanostructured dielectrics may soften landing, increase travel range, and decrease energy dissipation
06 Jun 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Muhammad Alam
In this talk, I will discuss an elementary theory of the role of nanostructured electrodes in addressing some of the challenges from a fundamentally different perspective. The goal is to start a...
05 Jun 2012 | Downloads | Contributor(s): James Fonseca
Uploaded June 5, 2012
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24 Apr 2012 | Tools | Contributor(s): Robert Benjamin Post, Stella Quinones
Calculate and observe the relationship between current, voltage, resistance, and power.
Minority Carrier Diffusion Equation (MCDE) Tool
26 Apr 2012 | Tools | Contributor(s): Ivan Santos, Stella Quinones
Apply the Minority Carrier Diffusion Equation (MCDE) to model excess carrier concentration as a function of time or distance.
Illinois Nano EP Seminar Series Fall 2011: Current Status of Coherent Large-Scale InP Photonic Integrated Circuits
02 May 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Frederick A. Kish, Jr.
The current state-of-the-art for large-scale lnP photonic integrated circuits (PICs) is reviewed with a focus on the devices and technologies that are driving the commercial scaling of these...
11 Apr 2012 | Tools | Contributor(s): Ivan Santos, Stella Quinones
Understand N-Type and P-Type Semiconductor Doping.
28 Feb 2012 | Tools | Contributor(s): Emmanuel Jose Ochoa, Stella Quinones
Understand how to calculate the equivalent impedance of circuit elements combined in parallel and/or series, and understand equivalent impedance calculations in rectangular and polar form.
Series and Parallel
17 Feb 2012 | Tools | Contributor(s): Emmanuel Jose Ochoa, Stella Quinones
Examine the resistance, R, inductance, L, or capacitance, C, of multiple elements in series or in parallel.
17 Apr 2012 | Tools | Contributor(s): Robert Benjamin Post, Stella Quinones
Convert from Delta to Wye configuration for resistances, and vice versa.
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28 Feb 2012 | Tools | Contributor(s): Stella Quinones, Robert Benjamin Post
Visualize and understand the complex numbers represented in both rectangular and polar coordinates.
10 Feb 2012 | Tools | Contributor(s): Emmanuel Jose Ochoa, Stella Quinones
Understand the correct procedure for measuring voltage (V) and current (I), and observe the dependence between the interchange of the leads and the sign of the numerical reading.
Understand the dependence of resistance, R, inductance, L, and capacitance, C, on physical dimensions and material properties.