Mehdi Salmani-Jelodar, Saumitra R. Mehrotra, Hesameddin Ilatikhameneh, and Gerhard Klimeck (2015): Design Guidelines for Sub-12 Nm Nanowire MOSFETs, IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology, Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Vol 14, Num 2, pp210--213
International Workshop on Computational Electronics (IWCE 2015); West Lafayette, Indiana, U.S.A., Sep 2, 2015
Archana Tankasala, Y. Wang, J. Bocquel, B. Voison, M. Usman, S. Rogge, M. Simmons, L. Hollenberg, R. Rahman, and G. Klimeck: Modeling Exchange Interaction in Bulk and Sub-Surface Donor Pairs In Silicon for Two-Qubit Gates Army Research Office Quantum Computing Program Review 2015; San Diego, California, U.S.A., Aug 10, 2015
Soon our devices will depend on transistors that are a few atoms wide. A tool developed by the Nanoelectronic Modeling Group will help design them.
If you think nano-devices are the stuff of science fiction or the distant future, think again. “If you have an iPhone or other smartphone, you already have nanotechnology in your pocket,” says Gerhard Klimeck, director of the Network for Computational Nanotechnology and professor of electrical and computer engineering at Purdue University.
A relentless global effort to shrink transistors has made computers continually faster, cheaper and smaller over the last 40 years. This effort has enabled chipmakers to double the number of transistors on a chip roughly every 18 months--a trend referred to as Moore's Law. In the process, the U.S. semiconductor industry has become one of the nation's largest export industries, valued at more than $65 billion a year. ... At this nanoscale, new phenomena take precedence over those that hold sway in the macro-world. Quantum effects such as tunneling and atomistic disorder dominate the characteristics of these nanoscale devices. Fundamental questions about how various materials and configurations behave at this scale need to be answered.
"Further improvements in these dimensions will come only through detailed and optimized device design and better integration," said Gerhard Klimeck, a professor of electrical and computer engineering at Purdue University and director of the Network for Computational Nanotechnology there.