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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.
Orthogonal Polynomials and Conductivity
30 Jun 2011 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Dragica Vasileska
This set of handwritten notes is part of the Semiconductor Transport class.
Transport in a weak magnetic field
Limitations of the BTE
High Field Transport
Monte Carlo and Path Integral Formulation
Single Particle and Ensemble Monte Carlo Method
Many-Body and Degeneracy Effects
What are the proper transport models at the nanoscale?
30 Jun 2011 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Dragica Vasileska, Gerhard Klimeck
This presentation is part of the series Nanoelectronics and Modeling at the Nanoscale
Review of Statistical Mechanics
This set of handwritten notes is part of the semiconductor transport class. It deals with the derivations of semiconductor statistics for bosons and fermions. It follows the approach of McKelvey.
Quantum Theory of Electrons in Periodic Latices
This set of handwritten notes is part of the semiconductor transport class. It describes the Bloch theorem, electrons in a crystal and the concept of effective mass.
This set of handwritten notes is part of the semiconductor transport class. It describes lattice vibrations.
Time-Dependent Perturbation Theory and Variable Matrix Element
This set of handwritten notes is part of the semiconductor transport class. It gives the derivation of the Fermi's Golden Rule.
Deformation Potential Scattering
This set of lecture notes is part of the semiconductor transport class. This particular lecture gives the scattering rates for deformation potential scattering.
Non-polar optical phonon scattering
These handwritten notes are part of the Semiconductor Transport class and describe non-polar optical phonon scattering.
Polar optical phonon scattering
These handwritten lecture notes are part of the semiconductor transport class and describe polar optical phonon scattering derivation.
This set of handwritten notes describes piezoelectric scattering and is part of the Semiconductor Transport class.
These handwritten notes describe intervalley scattering and are part of the Semiconductor Transport class.
These handwritten notes are part of the semiconductor transport Class and describe carrier-carrier scattering.