With the storage capacity of the microelectronical components continuously increasing, the structure size of silicon chips is reduced to a few nanometers. As a result, related physical effects (quantum effects) have gained increasing significance. These effects, on the one hand, limit further miniaturization of conventional device components. On the other hand, innovative concepts making use of these effects lead to continuous improvement in performance and energy-efficiency of a microchip's integrated circuit. This is the field of study we call "Nanoelectronics".
The Nanoelectronics Device Modeling Research Group was founded in 2006 and has been an integral part of the Nanotechnology and Photonics competence center.
The focus of the research group is on:
- numerical simulation of single transistors (device simulation)
- the description of transistors by analytical equations for circuit simulation (compact modelling)
Because of numerous publicly funded research projects, multiple Doctor’s / PhD programs were established in collaboration with Universitat Rovira i Virgili in Spain, Tarragona. Our research group is closely connected to other European research groups, allowing many qualified graduates from THM the chance to engage in self-guided research projects as doctorates.
Our students can contribute to research projects via study or thesis papers to gain insight into research work in an international environment at an early stage of their career. This way, they also strengthen their knowledge of fields such as design and simulation of microelectronical systems, functionality and technology of electronical device components as well as their underlying mathematical structures.
Part of the research group is the Organic Electronics Laboratory which focuses on the development of processes and simulations techniques for devices based on organic materials.