Friday, March 16, 2007

MIGAS'07 Summer School will focus on Multi-Physics and Multi-Scale Simulation

The International Summer School on Advanced Microelectronics (MIGAS) has become probably the top summer school held in Europe in the field of semiconductor devices. MIGAS is organized by the Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble (INPG) and the Center for Innovation in Micro & NanoTechnology (MINATEC). The venue is always a beautiful town or resort in the Alps close to Grenoble. This year MIGAS'07 (June 24-29) will take place in Autrans, a well-known alpine resort, offering many kind of outdoor opportunities: hiking, mountain climbing, mountain-biking,...

Every year MIGAS addresses a different topic. This year, MIGAS'07 (10th Session) will be devoted to Multi-Physics and Multi-Scale Simulation for NanoElectronics.

It is well known that traditional modeling tools are not suitable to simulate the behaviour of nanoelectronic devices. The invited lecturers will explain new methods to model nanoscale devices:

-Non-equilibrium Green's functions methods (M.P. Anantram, Waterloo, Canada)
-Ab-initio methods (X. Blase, Lyon, France)
-Wigner functions methods (P. Dollfus, Paris, France)
-Monte Carlo methods (D. Esseni, Udine, Italy)
-Kp methods (F. Michelini, Marseille, France)
-Tight-binding methods (Y.M. Niquet, Grenoble, France)
-Deterministic solution of the Boltzmann Transport Equation (C. Jungemann, Munich, Germany)

In addition, there will be lectures on nanoscale device process simulation (M. Jaraiz, Valladolid, Spain), quantum transport theory (D.K. Ferry, Arizona, USA) , noise in nanoelectronics (G. Iannaccone, Pisa, Italy), and also characterisation techniques (S. Cristoloveanu, Grenoble, France) . Finally, I will conduct a lecture on the compact modeling of nanoscale MOSFETs.

No doubt MIGAS'07 will be a very interesting opportunity for students and researchers to become familiar with the new modeling methods proposed for the novel nanoelectronic devices.

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