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  1. Scanning Electron Microscope

    16 Nov 2005 | Animations | Contributor(s): John C. Bean

    This resource describes a scanning electron microscope (SEM). It includes detailed depictions of how the electron beam is focused and used to create hugely magnified images of experimental specimens.

  2. Scanning Probe Microscope Operation

    16 Nov 2005 | Animations | Contributor(s): John C. Bean

    Scanning Probe Microscopes (SPMs) include Atomic Force Microscopes (AFMs) and Scanning Tunneling Microscopes (STMs or STEMs). They are the only instruments in widespread use that can actually "see" single atoms! You can skim this resource quickly to learn the general concepts of SPMs, or you can...

  3. Scanning Probe Microscope Piezoelectric Crystals

    16 Nov 2005 | Animations | Contributor(s): John C. Bean

    In this resource we disassemble the piezoelectric assembly of a scanning probe microscope. At its core is a white cylinder of the piezoelectric material. If you look closely, it has a granular texture that reflects the fact that it is actually made up of many small crystals.

  4. OMEN Nanowire Demonstration: Nanowire Simulation and Analysis

    11 Jun 2009 | Animations | Contributor(s): Gerhard Klimeck, Benjamin P Haley

    This video shows the simulation and analysis of a nanowire using OMEN Nanowire. Several powerful analytic features of this tool are demonstrated.

  5. Quantum Dot Wave Function (Quantum Dot Lab)

    02 Feb 2011 | Animations | Contributor(s): Gerhard Klimeck, David S. Ebert, Wei Qiao

    Electron density of an artificial atom. The animation sequence shows various electronic states in an Indium Arsenide (InAs)/Gallium Arsenide (GaAs) self-assembled quantum dot.

  6. Fabrication of a MOSFET within a Microprocessor

    16 Nov 2005 | Animations | Contributor(s): John C. Bean

    This resource depicts the step-by-step process by which the transistors of an integrated circuit are made.

  7. What is a Nanometer?

    02 Apr 2005 | Animations | Contributor(s): EPICS LSPM Team

    Join Laura and Martin on a wild ride through the milliworld and the microworld to reach the nanoworld. Along the way, they discover how small a nanometer truly is.

  8. Particle-Wave Duality: an Animation

    07 Jul 2008 | Animations | Contributor(s): Dragica Vasileska

    This animation is publicly available at YouTube underhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DfPeprQ7oGc

  9. Molecular Beam Epitaxy

    16 Nov 2005 | Animations | Contributor(s): John C. Bean

    Microelectronic devices are made by repeating two steps: 1) Depositing a thin uniform layer of material; 2) Then using a photographic process to pattern and remove unwanted areas of that layer.

  10. Quantum Dot Lab Demonstration: Pyramidal Qdots

    11 Jun 2009 | Animations | Contributor(s): Gerhard Klimeck, Benjamin P Haley

    This video shows the simulation and analysis of a pyramid-shaped quantum dot using Quantum Dot Lab. Several powerful analytic features of this tool are demonstrated.