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  1. Quantum Chemistry Part II

    08 Jul 2004 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): George C. Schatz

    This tutorial will provide an overview of electronic structure calculations from achemist's perspective. This will include a review of the basic electronic structuretheories.

  2. Notes on the Ballistic MOSFET

    08 Oct 2005 | Papers | Contributor(s): Mark Lundstrom

    When analyzing semiconductor devices, the traditional approach is to assume that carriers scatter frequently from ionized impurities, phonons, surface roughness, etc. so that the average distance between scattering events (the so-called mean-free-path, λ) is much shorter than the device. When...

  3. How Semiconductors and Transistors Work

    20 Nov 2005 | Animations

    This animation shows how semiconductor crystals work and how they are used to make transistor switches.

  4. Molecular Beam Epitaxy

    16 Nov 2005 | Animations

    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.

  5. Scanning Electron Microscope

    16 Nov 2005 | Animations

    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.

  6. Scanning Probe Microscope Piezoelectric Crystals

    16 Nov 2005 | Animations

    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.

  7. Scanning Probe Microscope Operation

    16 Nov 2005 | Animations

    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...

  8. Fabrication of a MOSFET within a Microprocessor

    16 Nov 2005 | Animations

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

  9. University of Puerto Rico Nanotechnology Lectures

    16 Nov 2005 | Series | Contributor(s): David Janes

    Lectures for Nanotechnology class at the University of Puerto Rico.

  10. First Principles-based Atomistic and Mesoscale Modeling of Materials

    01 Dec 2005 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Alejandro Strachan

    This tutorial will describe some of the most powerful and widely used techniques for materials modeling including i) first principles quantum mechanics (QM), ii) large-scale molecular dynamics (MD) simulations and iii) mesoscale modeling, together with the strategies to bridge between them....

  11. Field Regulation of Single Molecule Conductivity by a Charged Atom

    29 Jul 2005 | Online Presentations

    A new concept for a single molecule transistor is demonstrated. A single chargeable atom adjacent to a molecule shifts molecular energy levels into alignment with electrode levels, thereby gating current through the molecule. Seemingly paradoxically, the silicon substrate to which the molecule...

  12. Quantum Dot Lab

    12 Nov 2005 | Tools | Contributor(s): Prasad Sarangapani, James Fonseca, Daniel F Mejia, James Charles, Woody Gilbertson, Tarek Ahmed Ameen, Hesameddin Ilatikhameneh, Andrew Roché, Lars Bjaalie, Sebastian Steiger, David Ebert, Matteo Mannino, Hong-Hyun Park, Tillmann Christoph Kubis, Michael Povolotskyi, Michael McLennan, Gerhard Klimeck

    Compute the eigenstates of a particle in a box of various shapes including domes, pyramids and multilayer structures.

  13. Designing Nanocomposite Thermoelectric Materials

    08 Nov 2005 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Timothy D. Sands

    This tutorial reviews recent strategies for designing high-ZT nanostructured materials, including superlattices, embedded quantum dots, and nanowire composites. The tutorial highlights the challenges inherent to coupled electronic and thermal transport properties.

  14. New Frontiers in Nanocomputing

    03 Nov 2005 | Series

    Welcome to Frontiers in Nanocomputing, a seminar series that focuseson systems issues for nanoelectronics. Our topic was FundamentalLimits of Digital Computation. The questions to each speaker were: Whatare the fundamental limits? How close are we to those limits? Howrelevant are they to real...

  15. Add Rappture to Your Software Development - Learning Module

    01 Nov 2005 | Series | Contributor(s): Michael McLennan

    This series is a set of presentations formerly known as a "Learning Module." The presentations are meant to be viewed in sequence to get a full understanding of the topic. Please click on the following links in order to access each of the presentations in sequence. Overview Wrapping...

  16. Bandstructure in Nanoelectronics

    01 Nov 2005 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Gerhard Klimeck

    This presentation will highlight, for nanoelectronic device examples, how the effective mass approximation breaks down and why the quantum mechanical nature of the atomically resolved material needs to be included in the device modeling. Atomistic bandstructure effects in resonant tunneling...

  17. FETToy 2.0 Source Code Download

    09 Mar 2005 | Downloads

    FETToy 2.0 is a set of Matlab scripts that calculate the ballistic I-V characteristics for a conventional MOSFETs, Nanowire MOSFETs and Carbon NanoTube MOSFETs. For conventional MOSFETs, FETToy assumes either a single or double gate geometry and for a nanowire and nanotube MOSFETs it assumes a...

  18. An Electrical Engineering Perspective on Molecular Electronics

    26 Oct 2005 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark Lundstrom

    After forty years of advances in integrated circuit technology, microelectronics is undergoing a transformation to nanoelectronics. Modern day MOSFETs now have channel lengths that are less than 50 nm long, and billion transistor logic chips have arrived. Moore's Law continues, but the end of...

  19. Nanoparticle Synthesis and Assembly for Biological Sensing

    25 Oct 2005 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Gil Lee

    Nanoparticles have unique physical and chemical properties that make them very useful for biological and chemical sensing. For example, colloidal gold has been used as an optical transducer for antibody based sensing for over twenty years and is the basis for a many of the point-of-use...

  20. Wireless Integrated MicroSystems (WIMS): Coming Revolution in the Gathering of Information

    01 Sep 2005 | Online Presentations

    Wireless integrated microsystems promise to become pervasive during the coming decade in applications ranging from health care and environmental monitoring to homeland security. Merging low-power embedded computing, wireless interfaces, and wafer-level packaging with microelectromechanical...