Emerging Nanoelectronic Devices

ECE 590.05: Emerging Nanoelectronic Devices

(Spring 2016 @ Duke University)

Course Description: After a brief review of semiconductor device physics this course will cover the most prominent emerging nanoelectronic devices.  The course will be divided into two parts: 1) nanoelectronic logic devices and 2) nanoelectronic memory devices.  Logic devices that will be covered include carbon nanotube transistors, spintronics, NEMS, tunnel FETs, and piezoelectronics.  Memory devices include phase change, spin transfer torque, nanomechanical, ferroelectric FET, and molecular memory.  Through this course, students will understand the basic operation, pros/cons of performance, and primary integration challenges for these emerging devices.  A case study project will be included to improve students’ ability to understand and extract information from journal papers through evaluation of a chosen nanoelectronic device, culminating with a presentation of their analysis to the class.

Syllabus: Syllabus Spring 2016 

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Week 1

Semiconductor device physics refresher

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Homework 1         

 

Week 2

Scaling of MOSFETs

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Homework 2

 

Week 3

Keeping pace with the fast-moving field of nanoelectronics    

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Homework 3

 

Week 4

Novel silicon and III-V devices

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Homework 4

 

Week 5

Tunnel FETs

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Homework 5

 

Week 6

Carbon nanotube FETs

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Homework 6

 

Week 7

2D FETs

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Homework 7

 

Week 8

NEMS and piezoelectronics

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Homework 8

 

Week 9

Fe FET & Spintronics

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Week 10

Memory device roadmap and phase change memory

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Week 11

Project discussions and preparation work

 

 

 

 

Week 12

Project presentations

 

 

 

 

Week 13    

Future of nanoelectronic devices