The COMputational nanoelectronICS (COMICS) research group is part of the Nanoelectronic Department at the Center for Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies (C2N), a laboratory jointly operated by the CNRS and Université Paris-Sud, and located on the Paris-Saclay campus at Palaiseau.

Our Skills

  • Physics of nanodevices: out-of-equilibrium transport, quantum effects…
  • Development of modelling tools: particle Monte Carlo simulator, band structures, atomistic Non Equilibrium Green Function simulator
  • New device concepts
  • Materials modelling: structural, electronic, and transport properties of nanostructures

Main research topics

  • Nanoelectronics: beyond CMOS devices on Silicon or III-V heterostructures, quantum dots and graphene based devices.
  • Thermoelectrics: Nanoscale heat transport, coupled electron/phonon transport and thermoelectric devices for energy harvesting.

Contact: Marco Pala
Keywords: Simulation, Monte Carlo, NEGF, nanoelectronics, thermoelectrics, graphene, Wigner, Boltzmann, MOS, transistor, steep slope devices, single-photon avalanche diode (SPAD), resonant tunneling diode (RTD), quantum transport, electrons, phonons.