Introduction to Nanoelectronics

To prepare for the next generation of electronic devices, this course teaches the theory of current, voltage and resistance from atoms up.

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**Publication date**: 31 Dec 2010

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Introduction to Nanoelectronics

To prepare for the next generation of electronic devices, this course teaches the theory of current, voltage and resistance from atoms up.

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Marc Baldo wrote:Traditionally, progress in electronics has been driven by miniaturization. But as electronic devices approach the molecular scale, classical models for device behavior must be abandoned. To prepare for the next generation of electronic devices, this class teaches the theory of current, voltage and resistance from atoms up.

To describe electrons at the nanoscale, we will begin with an introduction to the principles of quantum mechanics, including quantization, the wave-particle duality, wavefunctions and Schrödinger's equation. Then we will consider the electronic properties of molecules, carbon nanotubes and crystals, including energy band formation and the origin of metals, insulators and semiconductors. Electron conduction will be taught beginning with ballistic transport and concluding with a derivation of Ohm's law. We will then compare ballistic to bulk MOSFETs. The class will conclude with a discussion of possible fundamental limits to computation.

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About The Author(s)

Marc Baldo is an Associate Director of RLE, Esther and Harold E. Edgerton Professor of Electrical Engineering at MIT. His research covers molecular electronics, electrical and exciton, transport in organic materials, energy transfer, metal-organic contacts, heterogeneous integration of biological materials, and novel organic transistors.

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