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Tutorial Introduction to Topological Insulators
08 May 2014 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Parijat Sengupta
An important pursuit in semiconductor physics is to discover new materials to sustain the continuous progress and improvements in the current electronic devices.Traditionally, three material types are in use: 1) Metals 2) Semiconductors 3) Insulators. All the three material types are classified...
NEMO5 Tutorials (2012 Summer School)
19 Jul 2012 | Courses | Contributor(s): James Fonseca, Tillmann Christoph Kubis, Michael Povolotskyi, Jean Michel D Sellier, Parijat Sengupta, Junzhe Geng, Mehdi Salmani Jelodar, Seung Hyun Park, Gerhard Klimeck
While the general topics presented in the summer school materials are still applicable, many details have changed. If you are looking at these to learn how to use NEMO5, check out the newer materials here:https://nanohub.org/resources/21824
NEMO5 Tutorial 7: Using NEMO5 to Quantitatively Predict Topological Insulator Behaviour
18 Jul 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Parijat Sengupta
Negative Differential Resistivity Exercise
28 Jun 2010 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Gerhard Klimeck, Parijat Sengupta, Dragica Vasileska
In certain semiconductors such as GaAs and InP the average velocity as a function of field strength displays a maximum followed by a regime of decreasing velocity. Hilsum, Ridley, and Watkins postulated that peculiarities in the band structure of semiconductors would lead to the above...
Crystal Viewer Lab Exercise
A central problem in the investigation of material properties involves the examination of the underlying blocks that aggregate to form macroscopic bodies. These underlying blocs own a definite arrangement that is repeated in three dimensions to give the crystal structure. We will try to explore...
Band Structure Lab Exercise
Investigations of the electron energy spectra of solids form one of the most active fields of research. Knowledge of band theory is essential for application to specific problems such as Gunn diodes, tunnel diodes, photo-detectors etc. There are several standard methods to compute the band...
Analytical and Numerical Solution of the Double Barrier Problem
Tunneling is fully quantum-mechanical effect that does not have classical analog. Tunneling has revolutionized surface science by its utilization in scanning tunneling microscopes. In some device applications tunneling is required for the operation of the device (Resonant tunneling diodes,...
Periodic Potentials Exercise
16 Jun 2010 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Gerhard Klimeck, Parijat Sengupta, Dragica Vasileska
In this exercise, various calculations of the electronic band structure of a one-dimensional crystal are performed with the Kronig-Penney (KP) model. This model has an analytical solution and therefore allows for simple calculations. More realistic models always require extensive numeric...
Quantum Tunneling Exercise
Exercise BackgroundTunneling is fully quantum-mechanical effect that does not have classical analog. Tunneling has revolutionized surface science by its utilization in scanning tunneling microscopes. In some device applications tunneling is required for the operation of the device (Resonant...
Quantum Bound States Exercise
Exercise BackgroundQuantum-mechanical systems (structures, devices) can be separated into open systems and closed systems. Open systems are characterized with propagating or current carrying states. Closed (or bound) systems are described with localized wave-functions. One such system is a...
Nanoelectronic Modeling Lecture 11: Open 1D Systems - The Transfer Matrix Method
31 Dec 2009 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Gerhard Klimeck, Dragica Vasileska, Samarth Agarwal, Parijat Sengupta
The transfer matrix approach is analytically exact, and “arbitrary” heterostructures can apparently be handled through the discretization of potential changes. The approach appears to be quite appealing. However, the approach is inherently unstable for realistically extended devices which...