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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.
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06 Feb 2014 | 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
17 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
04 Nov 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
30 Oct 2013 | Tools | Contributor(s): Jaijeet Roychowdhury, Tianshi Wang
Thermoelectric Power Generator System Optimization and Cost Analysis
24 Oct 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
18 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
23 Jul 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
29 Jun 2013 | 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
12 Apr 2013 | Tools | Contributor(s): Michael Heiber
Simulates the exciton dynamics in organic photovolatic devices
Exciton Annihilation Simulator
21 Jan 2013 | Tools | Contributor(s): Michael Heiber
Simulates exciton-exciton annihilation behavior of organic semiconductors measured by pump-probe spectroscopy
Energies and Lifetimes with Complex-Scaling
25 Oct 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
12 Aug 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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31 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.
Mobility and Resistivity Tool
26 Jun 2012 | Tools | Contributor(s): Ivan Santos, Stephanie Michelle Sanchez, Stella Quinones
Understand how doping affects mobility and resistivity.
21 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.
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14 May 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
11 May 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.
26 Apr 2012 | Tools | Contributor(s): Ivan Santos, Stella Quinones
Understand N-Type and P-Type Semiconductor Doping.
24 Apr 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.