Nano-electronic simulation software (NESS): a novel open-source TCAD simulation environment

Medina-Bailon, C., Dutta, T. , Adamu-Lema, F., Rezaei, A., Nagy, D. , Georgiev, V. P. and Asenov, A. (2020) Nano-electronic simulation software (NESS): a novel open-source TCAD simulation environment. Journal of Microelectronic Manufacturing, 3(4), 20030407. (doi: 10.33079/jomm.20030407)

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Abstract

This paper presents the latest status of the open source advanced TCAD simulator called Nano-Electronic Simulation Software (NESS) which is currently under development at the Device Modeling Group of the University of Glasgow. NESS is designed with the main aim to provide an open, flexible, and easy to use simulation environment where users are able not only to perform numerical simulations but also to develop and implement new simulation methods and models. Currently, NESS is organized into two main components: the structure generator and a collection of different numerical solvers; which are linked to supporting components such as an effective mass extractor and materials database. This paper gives a brief overview of each of the components by describing their main capabilities, structure, and theory behind each one of them. Moreover, to illustrate the capabilities of each component, here we have given examples considering various device structures, architectures, materials, etc. at multiple simulation conditions. We expect that NESS will prove to be a great tool for both conventional as well as exploratory device research programs and projects.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Dutta, Dr Tapas and Rezaei, Dr Ali and Nagy, Dr Daniel and Asenov, Professor Asen and Medina Bailon, Miss Cristina and Georgiev, Dr Vihar and Adamu-Lema, Dr Fikru
Authors: Medina-Bailon, C., Dutta, T., Adamu-Lema, F., Rezaei, A., Nagy, D., Georgiev, V. P., and Asenov, A.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering
Journal Name:Journal of Microelectronic Manufacturing
Publisher:Lithotech Solutions
ISSN:2578-3769
ISSN (Online):2578-3769
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2020 The Authors
First Published:First published in Journal of Microelectronic Manufacturing 3(4): 20030407
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons licence

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
302377Quantum Simulator for Entangled Electronics (QSEE)Vihar GeorgievEngineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)EP/S001131/1ENG - Electronics & Nanoscale Engineering
173715Quantum Electronics Device Modelling (QUANTDEVMOD)Vihar GeorgievEngineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)EP/P009972/1ENG - Electronics & Nanoscale Engineering