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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.
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,...
Can we define unique effective masses in Si nanowires?
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06 Jul 2008 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Dragica Vasileska, Gerhard Klimeck
This exercise teaches the users that for small nanostructures the concept of the effective mass becomes vague and in order to properly describe nanostructures one has to take into account the...
MuGFET: First-Time User Guide
28 Apr 2008 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): SungGeun Kim, Sriraman Damodaran, Benjamin P Haley, Gerhard Klimeck
MuGFET is a simulation tool for nano-scale multi-gate FET structures.
This document provides instructions on how to use MuGFET.
MuGFET users can use also the PROPHET or the PADRE tool. Either...
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....
Nanowire: First-Time User Guide
05 May 2008 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Gerhard Klimeck, Saumitra Raj Mehrotra
Nanowire is a simulation tool for silicon nanowire FET's in the nanometer regime (diameter
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...
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...
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...
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.