Tags: nanoelectronics

Description

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.

Series (1-20 of 42)

  1. Ballistic Nanotransistors - Learning Module

    07 Dec 2005 | | Contributor(s):: Mark Lundstrom

    This resource is an introduction to the theory ballistic nanotransistors. No transistor is fully ballistic, but analyzing nanotransistors by neglecting scattering processes provides new insights into the performance and limits of nanoscale MOSFETs. The materials presented below introduces the...

  2. Bandstructure of Carbon Nanotubes and Nanoribbons

    14 Jun 2007 | | Contributor(s):: James K Fodor, Seokmin Hong, Jing Guo

    This learning module introduces users to the Carbon-Nano Bands simulation tool, which simulates the bandstructure of Carbon Nanotubes (CNTs) and Nanoribbons (CNRs). To gives users a strong background in bandstructure, the module starts with sections that introduce bandstructure basics. To this...

  3. Computational Electronics HW Set

    24 Jul 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Dragica Vasileska, Gerhard Klimeck

  4. Device Options and Trade-offs for 5 nm CMOS Technology Seminar Series

    05 Oct 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Mark Lundstrom

    Today's CMOS technology is so-called 14-nm technology.  10 nm technology development is well underway, and 7 nm has begun. It will soon be time to select a technology for the 5 nm node. To help understand the device options, what each on promises, what the challenges and trade-offs are,...

  5. ECE 495N Teaching Materials: Homeworks and Exams (Fall 2007)

    29 Oct 2007 | | Contributor(s):: Supriyo Datta, Saptarshi Das

    Homework assignments and handouts for Fall 07 Fundamentals of Nanoelectronics.

  6. ECE 495N Teaching Materials: Homeworks and Exams (Fall 2008)

    07 Jul 2009 | | Contributor(s):: Supriyo Datta

    Teaching materials for ECE 495N "Fundamentals of Nanoelectronics".

  7. ECE 659 Teaching Materials: Homeworks and Exams (Spring 2009)

    24 Jun 2009 | | Contributor(s):: Supriyo Datta

    Teaching materials for ECE 659 "Quantum Transport: Atom to Transistor".

  8. From Semi-Classical to Quantum Transport Modeling

    10 Aug 2009 | | Contributor(s):: Dragica Vasileska

    This set of powerpoint slides series provides insight on what are the tools available for modeling devices that behave either classically or quantum-mechanically. An in-depth description is provided to the approaches with emphasis on the advantages and disadvantages of each approach. Conclusions...

  9. Introduction to Carbon Nanotube Electronics

    12 Oct 2005 | | Contributor(s):: Susan Sinnott

    Carbon nanotubes (CNT) have interesting, structure-dependent electronic properties. In particular, CNTs can be a metallic or semiconducting depending on the way in which the carbon atoms are arranged in the CNT walls. The purpose of this learning module is to familiarize students with the basic...

  10. Introduction to CNTbands

    28 Jun 2007 | | Contributor(s):: James K Fodor, Jing Guo

    This learning module introduces nanoHUB users to the CNTbands simulator. A brief introduction to CNTbands is presented, followed by voiced presentations featuring the simulator in action. Upon completion of this module, users should be able to use this simulator to gain valuable insight into the...

  11. Introduction to FETToy

    03 Jul 2007 | | Contributor(s):: James K Fodor, Jing Guo

    This learning module introduces nanoHUB users to the FETToy simulator. A brief introduction to FETToy is presented, followed by voiced presentations featuring the simulator in action. Upon completion of this module, users should be able to use this simulator to gain valuable insight into the...

  12. Introduction to Molecular Conduction

    21 Jul 2005 | | Contributor(s):: Ferdows Zahid, Magnus Paulsson, Avik Ghosh, Supriyo Datta

    A scanning probe microscope brushes the tips of molecules rising up from a gold substrate. After making contact, the probe measures a very strange current-voltage relationship--linear portions separated by flat spots or sharp increases. Definitely not Ohm's law. Is the experiment correct?...

  13. Introduction to nanoMOS

    02 Jul 2007 | | Contributor(s):: James K Fodor, Jing Guo

    This learning module introduces nanoHUB users to the nanoMOS simulator. A brief introduction to nanoMOS is presented, followed by voiced presentations featuring the simulator in action. Upon completion of this module, users should be able to use this simulator to gain valuable insight into the...

  14. Introduction to Schred

    28 Jun 2007 | | Contributor(s):: James K Fodor, Jing Guo

    This learning module introduces nanoHUB users to the Schred simulator. A brief introduction to Schred is presented, followed by voiced presentations featuring the simulator in action. Upon completion of this module, users should be able to use this simulator to gain valuable insight into the...

  15. Modeling Single and Dual-Gate Capacitors using SCHRED

    31 Mar 2006 | | Contributor(s):: Dragica Vasileska

    SCHRED stands for self-consistent solver of the 1D Poisson and 1D effective mass Schrodinger equation as applied to modeling single gate or dual-gate capacitors. The program incorporates many features such as choice of degenerate and non-degenerate statistics for semiclassical charge...

  16. Nanoelectronics and Modeling at the Nanoscale

    30 Jun 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Dragica Vasileska, Gerhard Klimeck

    Nanoelectronics refers to the use of nanotechnology on electronic components, especially transistors. Although the term nanotechnology is generally defined as utilizing technology less than 100 nm in size, nanoelectronics sometimes refers to transistor devices that are so small that inter-atomic...

  17. Nanotechnology 101 Lecture Series

    25 Aug 2004 |

    Welcome to Nanotechnology 101, a series of lectures designed to provide an undergraduate-level introduction to nanotechnology. In contrast, the Nanotechnology 501 series offers lectures for the graduate-level and professional audiences.

  18. Nanotechnology 501 Lecture Series

    22 Feb 2005 | | Contributor(s):: Gerhard Klimeck (editor), Mark Lundstrom (editor), Joseph M. Cychosz (editor)

    Welcome to Nanotechnology 501, a series of lectures designed to provide an introduction to nanotechnology. This series is similar to our popular lecture series Nanotechnology 101, but it is directed at the graduate students and professionals.

  19. NCN at Northwestern: Student Leadership Council Seminars

    05 Nov 2006 | | Contributor(s):: NCN at Northwestern University

    This series is organized by NCN students at Northwestern University.Speakers are invited by the Student Leadership Council to visitNorthwestern to interact with students and faculty, and to presenta research seminar on their research in Computational Nanotechnology.Significant interaction with...

  20. NCN Nanoelectronics: Courses

    28 Nov 2007 |