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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.
MEMS Piezoelectric Vibrational Energy Harvesting Lab
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16 Jun 2014 | Tools | 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
Bulk Heterojunction Morphology Generator
11 Feb 2013 | Tools | Contributor(s): Michael C. Heiber
This tool creates nanoscale bulk heterojunction morphologies for use with organic photovoltaics simulations
1-D Phonon BTE Solver
28 Jul 2014 | Tools | Contributor(s): Joseph Adrian Sudibyo, Amr Mohammed, Ali Shakouri
Simulate heat transport by solving one dimensional Boltzmann transport equation.
Bandgap Optimizer for Spectral Splitting PV Systems
23 Aug 2013 | Tools | Contributor(s): kevon clint charles, Jeff Gray
simulate the optimum performance of a multi-junction solar cell
Simulation and Admittance Analysis for Advanced Metal-Insulator-Semiconductor Characterization
23 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.
Magnetic Tunnel Junction Lab
23 Sep 2013 | 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
02 Aug 2013 | Tools | Contributor(s): Martin Hunt, Lei Cao, Alejandro Strachan, Marisol Koslowski
A phase field approach to plastic deformation in nano crystalline materials
Uniaxial and Biaxial Stress Strain Calculator for Semiconductors
16 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
11 Jul 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
29 Sep 2013 | Tools | Contributor(s): Jaijeet Roychowdhury, Tianshi Wang
Thermoelectric Power Generator System Optimization and Cost Analysis
26 Sep 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
17 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
09 Jan 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...
Thin-Film and Multi-Element Thermoelectric Devices Simulator
17 Jul 2012 | 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
TEM Lattice Calculator
17 May 2013 | Tools | Contributor(s): Jamie Teherani
Calculate the lattice constant as a function of position from a TEM through Fourier analysis.
Exciton Dynamics Simulator
31 Dec 2012 | Tools | Contributor(s): Michael Heiber
Simulates the exciton dynamics in organic photovolatic devices
Exciton Annihilation Simulator
12 Dec 2012 | Tools | Contributor(s): Michael Heiber
Simulates exciton-exciton annihilation behavior of polymer semiconductors measured by pump-probe spectroscopy
Energies and Lifetimes with Complex-Scaling
02 Apr 2012 | Tools | Contributor(s): Daniel Lee Whitenack, Adam Wasserman
Calculate the resonance energies and lifetimes of a user-defined potential with a uniform complex-scaling transformation.
Graphene Raman Imaging and Spectroscopy Processing v1.2
06 Feb 2012 | Tools | Contributor(s): matias gabriel babenco, Li Tao, Deji Akinwande
Raman spectroscopy processing for Graphene growth characterization
Passive Filter Circuits
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12 Jul 2012 | Tools | Contributor(s): Rhea Khanna, Ogaga Daniel Odele, Krishna P. C. Madhavan, Aung Kyi San
Simulation of first and second order Passive Filter circuits.