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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.
1-D Phonon BTE Solver
28 Jul 2014 | | Contributor(s):: Joseph Adrian Sudibyo, Amr Mohammed, Ali Shakouri
Simulate heat transport by solving one dimensional Boltzmann transport equation.
1D Heterostructure Tool
04 Aug 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Arun Goud Akkala, Sebastian Steiger, Jean Michel D Sellier, Sunhee Lee, Michael Povolotskyi, Tillmann Christoph Kubis, Hong-Hyun Park, Samarth Agarwal, Gerhard Klimeck, James Fonseca, Archana Tankasala, Kuang-Chung Wang, Chin-Yi Chen, Fan Chen
Poisson-Schrödinger Solver for 1D Heterostructures
A Blind Fish in a River with a Waterfall
23 Mar 2010 | | Contributor(s):: Muhammad Alam, Sajia Sadeque
Prototype for a reliability problem defined as Stochastic Process with a Threshold
a TCAD Lab
29 Oct 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Gerhard Klimeck, Dragica Vasileska
An Assembly of TCAD tools for circuit, device, and process simulation
ab initio simulations with ORCA
28 Jul 2015 | | Contributor(s):: nicolas onofrio, Alejandro Strachan
ab initio and density functional theory calculations dedicated to molecular systems
ABACUS - Assembly of Basic Applications for Coordinated Understanding of Semiconductors
16 Jul 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Xufeng Wang, Dragica Vasileska, Gerhard Klimeck
One-stop-shop for teaching semiconductor device education
13 May 2004 | | Contributor(s):: Amritanshu Palaria, Xufeng Wang, Benjamin P Haley, Matteo Mannino, Gerhard Klimeck
Run the community code ABINIT for electronic structure calculations under density functional theory through a convenient graphical user interface
17 Aug 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Dragica Vasileska, Gerhard Klimeck, Xufeng Wang, Stephen M. Goodnick
This tool is used for the Advanced Computational Electronics Tool Based Curricula
01 May 2007 | | Contributor(s):: Jeff Gray, Michael McLennan
Simulates 1D heterostructures, including solar cells
Advanced Thermoelectric Power Generation Simulator for Waste Heat Recovery and Energy Harvesting
30 Jun 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Je-Hyeong Bahk, Kevin Margatan, Kaz Yazawa, Ali Shakouri
Tool to simulate thermoelectric power generation device/system with temperature-dependent material properties for waste heat recovery and wearable energy harvesting
Amorphous Semiconductor Transport Simulator
08 Nov 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Kevin Stewart
Estimate the carrier mobility in an amorphous semiconductor for thin-film transistor applications.
Amorphous Silicon Generator
21 Oct 2010 | | Contributor(s):: Eric Carl Johlin, Lucas Wagner, Jeffrey C Grossman, Justin Riley, David Strubbe, Vardhan Solanki
Analytic Spin Precession Simulator
13 Aug 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Jing Xu, Ian Appelbaum
Simulate spin precession effect in pure silicon
ANGEL - A Nonequilibrium Green Function Solver for LEDs
18 Jan 2010 | | Contributor(s):: sebastian steiger
An MPI-parallelized implementation of 1-D NEGF for heterostructures. Includes off-diagonal scattering. Effective mass band structure for electrons and holes. The online tool only provides basic NEGF functionality without scattering.
AQME - Advancing Quantum Mechanics for Engineers
12 Aug 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Gerhard Klimeck, Xufeng Wang, Dragica Vasileska
One-stop-shop for teaching quantum mechanics for engineers
Archimedes, GNU Monte Carlo simulator
29 May 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Jean Michel D Sellier
GNU Monte Carlo simulation of 2D semiconductor devices, III-V materials
Assembly for Nanotechnology Survey Courses
05 Nov 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Gerhard Klimeck, Dragica Vasileska
Educational Tools for Classroom and Homework use to introduce nanotechnology concepts
Atomistic Green's Function Method 1-D Atomic Chain Simulation
16 Apr 2007 | | Contributor(s):: Zhen Huang, Wei Zhang, Timothy S Fisher, Sridhar Sadasivam
Calculation of Thermal Conductance of an Atomic Chain
Band Structure Lab
19 May 2006 | | Contributor(s):: Samik Mukherjee, Kai Miao, Abhijeet Paul, Neophytos Neophytou, Raseong Kim, Junzhe Geng, Michael Povolotskyi, Tillmann Christoph Kubis, Arvind Ajoy, Bozidar Novakovic, James Fonseca, Hesameddin Ilatikhameneh, Sebastian Steiger, Michael McLennan, Mark Lundstrom, Gerhard Klimeck
Computes the electronic and phonon structure of various materials in the spatial configuration of bulk , quantum wells, and wires
Bandgap Optimizer for Spectral Splitting PV Systems
23 Aug 2013 | | Contributor(s):: kevon clint charles, Jeff Gray
simulate the optimum performance of a multi-junction solar cell