Illinois MATSE 280: Introduction to Engineering Materials
18 Aug 2008 | Courses | Contributor(s): Duane Douglas Johnson
This course introduces you to the materials science and engineering of metals, ceramics, polymers, and electronic materials. Topics include: bonding, crystallography, imperfections, phase diagrams, properties and processing of materials. Case studies are used when appropriate to exemplify the...
Metamaterials: A New Paradigm of Physics and Engineering
01 May 2008 | Courses | Contributor(s): Vladimir M. Shalaev
Three part lecture on metamaterials. Metamaterials are expected to open a gateway to unprecedented electromagnetic properties and functionality unattainable from naturally occurring materials, thus enabling a family of new “meta-devices”. In these three lectures, we review this new emerging...
Illinois Physics 498: Introduction to Biological Physics
07 Apr 2008 | Courses | Contributor(s): Paul R Selvin
We will apply simple yet powerfulideas of physics to gain some understanding of biology. (What is theinertia of a bacteria and how does this affect its behavior?) We willbegin with atoms, move to molecules, then macromolecules, then cells,and finally whole systems. For example, how do we see?...
MSE 640 Transmission Electron Microscopy and Crystalline Imperfections
25 Feb 2008 | Courses | Contributor(s): Eric Stach
Illinois ECE 440: Solid State Electronic Devices Homework Assignments (Fall 2009)
28 Jan 2010 | Courses | Contributor(s): Mohamed Mohamed
Homework assignments for the Fall 2009 teaching of Illinois ECE 440: Solid State Electronic Devices.
Nanoelectronic Modeling: From Quantum Mechanics and Atoms to Realistic Devices
25 Jan 2010 | Courses | Contributor(s): Gerhard Klimeck
The goal of this series of lectures is to explain the critical concepts in the understanding of the state-of-the-art modeling of nanoelectronic devices such as resonant tunneling diodes, quantum wells, quantum dots, nanowires, and ultra-scaled transistors. Three fundamental concepts critical to...
ECET 499N: Introduction to Nanotechnology
30 Mar 2009 | Courses | Contributor(s): Helen McNally
An introduction to the emerging area of nanotechnology will be studied. The primary focus will be on the technologies of nanotechnology, with specific emphasis on electronics and electrical measurements. Instruments and techniques used in nanotechnology will be described and explored which...
Illinois ECE 440: Solid State Electronic Devices
18 Aug 2008 | Courses | Contributor(s): Eric Pop
The goals of this course are to give the student an understanding of the elements of semiconductor physics and principles of semiconductor devices that (a) constitute the foundation required for an electrical engineering major to take follow-on courses, and (b) represent the essential basic...
Lectures on Molecular Dynamics Modeling of Materials
09 Jan 2008 | Courses | Contributor(s): Alejandro Strachan
Molecular dynamics simulations are playing an increasingly important role in many areas of science and engineering, from biology and pharmacy to nanoelectronics and structural materials. Recent breakthroughs in methodologies and in first principles-based interatomic potentials significantly...
Nanoelectronic Devices, With an Introduction to Spintronics
09 Sep 2010 | Courses | Contributor(s): Supriyo Datta, Mark Lundstrom
Nanoelectronic devices are at the heart of today's powerful computers and are also of great interest for many emerging applications including energy conversion, sensing and alternative computing paradigms. Our objective, however, is not to discuss specific devices or...
Illinois MatSE485/Phys466/CSE485 - Atomic-Scale Simulation
27 Jan 2009 | Courses | Contributor(s): David M. Ceperley
THE OBJECTIVE is to learn and apply fundamental techniques used in (primarily classical) simulations in order to help understand and predict properties of microscopic systems in materials science, physics, chemistry, and biology. THE EMPHASIS will be on connections between the simulation results...
Illinois ABE 446: Biological Nanoengineering
11 Feb 2010 | Courses | Contributor(s): Kaustubh Bhalerao
Nanodevice design through organization of functional biological components; bio-molecular function and bioconjugation techniques in nanotechnology; modulation of biological systems using nanotechnology; issues related to applying biological nanotechnology in food energy, health, and the environment.
Illinois Phys550 Molecular Biophysics
26 Jan 2010 | Courses | Contributor(s): Klaus Schulten
Physical concepts governing the structure and function of biological macromolecules; general properties, spatial structure, energy levels, dynamics and functions, and relation to other complex physical systems such as glasses; recent research in biomolecular physics; physical techniques and...
Near-Equilibrium Transport: Fundamentals and Applications
28 Jul 2011 | Courses | Contributor(s): Mark Lundstrom
Engineers and scientists working on electronic materials and devicesneed a working knowledge of "near-equilibrium" (also called "linear"or "low-field") transport. The term "working knowledge" meansunderstanding how to use theory in practice. Measurements ofresistivity, conductivity, mobility,...
Atomic Picture of Plastic Deformation in Metals via Online Molecular Dynamics Simulations
01 Jun 2011 | Courses | Contributor(s): Alejandro Strachan
The main goal of this learning module is to introduce students to the atomic-level processes responsible for plastic deformation in crystalline metals and help them develop a more intuitive understanding of how materials work at molecular scales. The module consists of: i) Two introductory...
Device Characterization with the Keithley 4200-SCS
20 Jan 2011 | Courses | Contributor(s): Lee Stauffer
This training session is based on the Keithley 4200-SCS Semiconductor Characterization System. It is intended for beginning to intermediate users. It covers basic concepts, both of the instrument, as well as general measurement considerations.
CHM 696: Supramolecular and Nanostructured Materials
22 Feb 2011 | Courses | Contributor(s): Alexander Wei
Physics for Future Presidents
26 Jan 2011 | Courses | Contributor(s): Jerry M. Woodall
The purpose and goals of this course are to provide a liberal arts style education in physics that could be important for you to understand if you were the president of the United States (or any other executive job). In other words, you will learn real, advanced physics without employing any...
Tutorial 4: Far-From-Equilibrium Quantum Transport
29 Mar 2011 | Courses | Contributor(s): Gerhard Klimeck
These lectures focus on the application of the theories using the nanoelectronic modeling tools NEMO 1- D, NEMO 3-D, and OMEN to realistically extended devices. Topics to be covered are realistic resonant tunneling diodes, quantum dots, nanowires, and Ultra-Thin-Body Transistors.
Illinois ECE598XL Semiconductor Nanotechnology
27 Jun 2011 | Courses | Contributor(s): Xiuling Li
Lectures and discussion on current topics of semiconductor nanotechnology building block formation, characterization and device applications. Group IV, III-V and II-VI semiconductor nanowires, nanotubes and related nanophotonic and nanoelectronic device science and technology will be examined,...