
Tutorial 2: Thermal Transport Across Interfaces  Electrons
16 Aug 2011   Contributor(s):: Timothy S Fisher
Outline:Thermal boundary resistanceElectronic transportReal interfaces and measurementsCarbon nanotube interfaces

Tutorial 1: Thermal Transport Across Interfaces  Phonons
15 Aug 2011   Contributor(s):: Timothy S Fisher
Outline:Lattice vibrations and phononsThe vibrating stringInterfaces between dissimilar strings: acousticmismatchDiscrete masses and the vibrational eigenspectrumGeneral thermal transport theory

Lecture 2: General Model for Transport
28 Jul 2011   Contributor(s):: Mark Lundstrom
Datta's model of a nanodevice is introduced as a general way of describing nanodevices as well, as bulk metals and semiconductors.

Lecture 3: ResistanceBallistic to Diffusive
28 Jul 2011   Contributor(s):: Mark Lundstrom
The resistance of a ballistic conductor and concepts, such as the quantumcontact resistance, are introduced and discussed. The results are then generalized to treat transport all the way from the ballistic to diffusive regimes.

Lecture 4: Thermoelectric EffectsPhysical Approach
28 Jul 2011   Contributor(s):: Mark Lundstrom
The effect of temperature gradients on current flow and how electrical currents produce heat currents are discussed.

NearEquilibrium Transport: Fundamentals and Applications
28 Jul 2011   Contributor(s):: Mark Lundstrom
Engineers and scientists working on electronic materials and devicesneed a working knowledge of "nearequilibrium" (also called "linear"or "lowfield") transport. The term "working knowledge" meansunderstanding how to use theory in practice. Measurements ofresistivity, conductivity, mobility,...

2011 NCN@Purdue Summer School: Electronics from the Bottom Up
20 Jul 2011 
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Lessons from Nanoelectronics
20 Jul 2011   Contributor(s):: Supriyo Datta
Everyone is familiar with the amazing performance of a modern laptop, powered by a billionplus nanotransistors, each having an active region that is barely a few hundred atoms long. What is not as appreciated is the deeper understanding of current flow, energy exchange and device operation that...

Lessons from Nanoelectronics (Q&A)
20 Jul 2011   Contributor(s):: Supriyo Datta
Q&A session from Lessons from Nanoelectronics.

2011 NCN Summer School: Welcome and Introduction
20 Jul 2011   Contributor(s):: Mark Lundstrom

Lecture 1: Introduction to Nearequilibrium Transport
20 Jul 2011   Contributor(s):: Mark Lundstrom
A short overview of the topics to be discussed in the following nine lectures in this short course on nearequilibrium transport.

Solar Cells Lecture 3: Modeling and Simulation of Photovoltaic Devices and Systems
20 Jul 2011   Contributor(s):: J. L. Gray
Modeling and simulation play an important role in designing and optimizing PV systems. This tutorial is a broad overview of the topic including a look at detailed, numerical device simulation.

Additional Tutorials on Selected Topics in Nanotechnology
29 Mar 2011   Contributor(s):: Gerhard Klimeck, Umesh V. Waghmare, Timothy S Fisher, N. S. Vidhyadhiraja
Select tutorials in nanotechnology, a part of the 2010 NCN@Purdue Summer School: Electronics from the Bottom Up.

Tutorial 4: FarFromEquilibrium Quantum Transport
29 Mar 2011   Contributor(s):: Gerhard Klimeck
These lectures focus on the application of the theories using the nanoelectronic modeling tools NEMO 1 D, NEMO 3D, and OMEN to realistically extended devices. Topics to be covered are realistic resonant tunneling diodes, quantum dots, nanowires, and UltraThinBody Transistors.

Tutorial 4a: High Bias Quantum Transport in Resonant Tunneling Diodes
29 Mar 2011   Contributor(s):: Gerhard Klimeck
Outline:Resonant Tunneling Diodes  NEMO1D: Motivation / History / Key InsightsOpen 1D Systems: Transmission through Double Barrier Structures  Resonant TunnelingIntroduction to RTDs: Linear Potential DropIntroduction to RTDs: Realistic Doping ProfilesIntroduction to RTDs: Relaxation Scattering...

Tutorial 4b: Introduction to the NEMO3D Tool  Electronic Structure and Transport in 3D
29 Mar 2011   Contributor(s):: Gerhard Klimeck
Electronic Structure and Transport in 3D  Quantum Dots, Nanowires and UltraThin Body Transistors

Tutorial 4c: Formation of Bandstructure in Finite Superlattices (Exercise Session)
29 Mar 2011   Contributor(s):: Gerhard Klimeck
How does bandstructure occur? How large does a repeated system have to be? How does a finite superlattice compare to an infinite superlattice?

Tutorial 4d: Formation of Bandstructure in Finite Superlattices (Exercise Demo)
29 Mar 2011   Contributor(s):: Gerhard Klimeck
Demonstration of thePieceWise Constant Potential Barriers Tool.

Tutorial 2: A BottomUp View of Heat Transfer in Nanomaterials
23 Mar 2011   Contributor(s):: Timothy S Fisher
This lecture provides a theoretical development of the transport of thermal energy by conduction in nanomaterials. The physical nature of energy transport by two carriers—electrons and phononswill be explored from basic principles using a common Landauer framework. Issues including the quantum...

Tutorial 1: Electrical Fluctuations at the Nanoscale
23 Mar 2011   Contributor(s):: N.S.Vidhyadhiraja
This lecture will review the phenomenology and theoretical approaches associated with the study of electrical current fluctuations.