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A nanowire is a nanostructure, with the diameter of the order of a nanometer. Alternatively, nanowires can be defined as structures that have a thickness or diameter constrained to tens of nanometers or less and an unconstrained length. At these scales, quantum mechanical effects are important.
Learn more about quantum dots from the many resources on this site, listed below. More information on Nanowires can be found here.
OMEN Nanowire: solve the challenge
05 Feb 2011 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): SungGeun Kim
This document includes a challenging problems for OMEN Nanowire users. It challenges users to establish a nanowire transistor structure such that it satisfy the ITRS 2010 requirements.
Electron Density in a Nanowire
30 Jan 2011 | Animations | Contributor(s): Gerhard Klimeck, Saumitra Raj Mehrotra
Electron Density in a circular Silicon nanowire transistor.
OMEN Nanowire Homework Problems
24 Jan 2011 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): SungGeun Kim
OMEN Nanowire homework problems: anyone who has gone through the first-time user guide of OMEN Nanowire and done the examples in the guide should be able to run simulations in these homework...
Atomistic Modeling and Simulation Tools for Nanoelectronics and their Deployment on nanoHUB.org
16 Dec 2010 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Gerhard Klimeck
At the nanometer scale the concepts of device and material meet and a new device is a new material and vice versa. While atomistic device representations are novel to device physicists, the...
Limits of Thermal Processes and their Implications on Efficient Energy Utilization
27 Oct 2010 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Arunava Majumdar
About 90 percent of the world’s energy use involves thermal processes – thermal engines to generate mechanical power; heating and cooling in buildings; heating involved in manufacturing of...
Thermoelectric effects in semiconductor nanostructures: Role of electron and lattice properties
06 Oct 2010 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Abhijeet Paul, Gerhard Klimeck
This presentation covers some aspects of present development in the field of thermoelectricity and focuses particularly on the silicon nanowires as potential thermoelectric materials. The...
NanoV: Nanowire-based VLSI Design
08 Sep 2010 | Downloads | Contributor(s): muzaffer simsir
In the coming decade, CMOS technology is expected to approach its scaling limitations. Among the proposed nanotechnologies, nanowires have the edge in the size of circuits and logic arrays that...
Nanoelectronic Modeling Lecture 35: Alloy Disorder in Nanowires
05 Aug 2010 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Gerhard Klimeck, Timothy Boykin, Neerav Kharche, Mathieu Luisier, Neophytos Neophytou
This presentation discusses the consequences of Alloy Disorder in unstrained strained AlGaAs nanowires
Relationship between dispersion relationship and transmission in perfectly ordered...
Threshold voltage in a nanowire MOSFET
22 Apr 2010 | Animations | Contributor(s): Saumitra Raj Mehrotra, SungGeun Kim, Gerhard Klimeck
Threshold voltage in a metal oxide semiconductor field-effect transistor (better known as a MOSFET) is usually defined as the gate voltage at which an inversion layer forms at the interface...
Nanotechnology Animation Gallery
22 Apr 2010 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Saumitra Raj Mehrotra, Gerhard Klimeck
Animations and visualization are generated with various nanoHUB.org tools to enable insight into nanotechnology and nanoscience. Click on image for detailed description and larger image download....
ECET 499N Lecture 10: Nanomaterials
12 Apr 2010 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Helen McNally
Notes on Scattering and Mobility in 1D, 2D, and 3D
06 Nov 2009 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Dmitri Nikonov, Md. Sayed Hasan, George Bourianoff
Derivation of the phonon-limited mobility is reviewed for electrons in bulk (3D) or
quantum confined (2D and 1D) semiconductor structures. Analytical estimates are made
that show the mobility in...
Metal Oxide Nanowires as Gas Sensing Elements: from Basic Research to Real World Applications
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21 Sep 2009 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Andrei Kolmakov
Quasi 1-D metal oxide single crystal chemiresistors are close to occupy their specific niche in the real world of solid state sensorics. Potentially, the major advantage of this kind of sensors...
Illinois ECE 598EP Lecture 8 - Hot Chips: Thermal Conductivity of Solids
24 Jun 2009 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Eric Pop, Omar N Sobh
Thermal Conductivity of Solids
Kinetic Theory of Energy Transport
Simple Kinetic Theory Assumptions
Phonon MFP and Scattering Time
Silicon Film Thermal Conductivity
Band Structure Lab: First-Time User Guide
15 Jun 2009 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Abhijeet Paul, Benjamin P Haley, Gerhard Klimeck
This document provides useful information about Band Structure Lab. First-time users will find basic ideas about the physics behind the tool such as band formation, the Hamiltonian description,...
Band Structure Lab Demonstration: Bulk Strain
12 Jun 2009 | Animations | Contributor(s): Gerhard Klimeck
This video shows an electronic structure calculation of bulk Si using Band Structure Lab. Several powerful features of this tool are demonstrated.
OMEN Nanowire Demonstration: Nanowire Simulation and Analysis
11 Jun 2009 | Animations | Contributor(s): Gerhard Klimeck, Benjamin P Haley
This video shows the simulation and analysis of a nanowire using OMEN Nanowire. Several powerful analytic features of this tool are demonstrated.
KP Nanowire/UTB FET
13 Apr 2009 | Tools | Contributor(s): Mincheol Shin
Simulate Nanowire/UTB FETs Using KP method
OMEN Nanowire: First-Time User Guide
23 Feb 2009 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): SungGeun Kim, Benjamin P Haley, Mathieu Luisier, Saumitra Raj Mehrotra, Gerhard Klimeck
This is the first-time user guide for OMEN Nanowire. In addition to showing how the tool operates, it briefly explains what the OMEN Nanowire is, what it can do, and the input and output...
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15 Dec 2008 | Tools | Contributor(s): SungGeun Kim, Mathieu Luisier, Benjamin P Haley, Abhijeet Paul, Saumitra Raj Mehrotra, Gerhard Klimeck, Hesameddin Ilatikhameneh
Full-band 3D quantum transport simulation in nanowire structure