Band Structure Lab: First-Time User Guide

Published on


This document provides useful information about Band Structure Lab. First-time users will find basic ideas about the physics behind the tool such as band formation, the Hamiltonian description, and other aspects. Additionally, we provide explanations of the input settings and the results of the simulations. Finally, this document gives users the chance to examine case studies performed using the tool. Information offered in this document encourages users to perform more simulations in order to understand how the tool works, in addition to providing the physical aspects of band structures.

Please feel free to provide suggestions, changes, and notifications of bugs in the document. We will do our best to respond promptly.

Sponsored by


Cite this work

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

  • Abhijeet Paul; Benjamin P Haley; Gerhard Klimeck (2009), "Band Structure Lab: First-Time User Guide,"

    BibTex | EndNote


  1. nanoelectronics
  2. band diagram
  3. band structure
  4. semiconductor
  5. Effective mass
  6. silicon
  7. nanowires
  8. Self-consistent
  9. top of the barrier
  10. quantum transport
  11. high performance computing
  12. DGMOS
  13. UTB
  14. bulk
  15. Brillouin zone
  16. Dispersion
  17. nanoelectronics
  18. band structure
  19. band diagram
  20. Brillouin zone
  21. bulk
  22. DGMOS
  23. Dispersion
  24. Effective mass
  25. high performance computing
  26. nanowires
  27. quantum transport
  28. Self-consistent
  29. semiconductor
  30. silicon
  31. top of the barrier
  32. UTB
  33. Monte Carlo
  34. Monte Carlo