Surface Acoustic Wave Modulation of Quantum Cascade Lasers: Design and Simulation
09 Oct 2014 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Paul Harrison
Quantum cascade lasers are n-type unipolar semiconductor heterostructure lasers fabricated many repeats of an active region unit cell that is itself comprised of several quantum wells. The electron energy levels and lifetimes within an active region are engineered to create a population...
[Illinois] Mobile Phone Nanosensor Platform at Molecular Precision for Environmental Health Diagnostics
06 Oct 2014 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Gang Logan Liu
Sentaurus Resources for Frozen Potential Analysis of Solar Cells
29 Sep 2014 | Downloads | Contributor(s): Jim Moore
Two Sentaurus simulation examples demonstrating injection and photocurrent separation using frozen potentials. Includes an example for a simple p-i-n cell and a CIGS/CdS heterojunction cell, as well as Matlab scripts for plotting the results. Documentation is included in the form of the...
Directional Thermal Emitter Simulation
05 Oct 2015 | Tools | Contributor(s): Shailja Dhaka, Enas Sakr, Peter Bermel
Simulate metallic lamellar gratings made of tungston for thermal emission
Non-Local RSO Datta-Das Spin Transistor
26 Oct 2014 | Downloads | Contributor(s): Kerem Yunus Camsari, Samiran Ganguly
Spin-orbit coupling phenomena in semiconductor materials constitute an important avenue for spintronics. The "Rashba Effect" that is commonly observed in III‐V materials has been predicted as a possible way of manipulating spins to show transistor action, and...
Released Resonant Body Transistor (RBT) model 1.0.0
18 Sep 2014 | Compact Models | Contributor(s): Bichoy W. Bahr, Dana Weinstein, Luca Daniel
An RBT is a micro-electromechanical (MEM) resonator with a transistor (FET) incorporated into the resonator structure to sense the mechanical vibrations.The electrostatic drive of RBTs using internal dielectric transduction, along with the FET sensing, enable these devices to easily scale to...
Novel Approaches to Hybridizing Concentrated Solar Thermal with Combustion and Gasification
07 Oct 2014 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Graham 'Gus' Nathan
The seminar will describe the advantages of directly integrating concentrating solar thermal with combustion and auto thermal gasification processes for liquid fuels production and power generation. It will also outline three novel classes of technology to achieve this, namely a hybrid solar...
New Directions in MEMS for Wireless Harsh-Environment Sensors
11 Sep 2014 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Dimitrios Peroulis
FET pH Sensor Model 1.0.1
11 Sep 2014 | Compact Models | Contributor(s): Piyush Dak, Muhammad A. Alam
The FET pH sensor model is a surface potential compact model for FET based pH sensors that accurately describes the physics of electrolyte and surface charges that respond to pH. Used with any FET model it characterizes the operation of the device with changes in pH.
First-Year Engineering Students' Nanotechnology Awareness, Exposure and Motivation Before and After Educational Interventions
11 Nov 2014 | Papers | Contributor(s): Yi Kong
Educational interventions in first-year engineering programs can positively affect students’ awareness of nanotechnology by introducing students to basic nanotechnology concepts and motivating them to follow nanotechnology-related career paths. The research question examined in this study...
Development and Validation of a Nano Size and Scale Instrument (NSSI)
11 Nov 2014 | Papers | Contributor(s): Yi Kong, Heidi A Diefes-Dux, Kelsey Joy Rodgers, Anna Douglas, Krishna Madhavan
The concepts of size and scale are fundamental to nanotechnology education but can be difficult for beginning undergraduate students to grasp. It is important to develop curricular interventions to increase students’ conceptual understanding of size and scale, before moving on to more...
[Illinois] Nanooptics Lab Day 2
11 Nov 2014 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): NanoBio Node, Jeremy Smith, Sarah White
The presentation includes the second day of the NanoOptics Labs. It includes exercises showing how plasmon resonance can be used as sensors for changes in dielectric environment.
[Illinois] Translational Nanomedicine in the Interface of Chemistry, Biology, and Engineering
26 Aug 2014 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Dipanjan Pan
Addressing the Inverse Problem of Optical Imaging
10 Sep 2014 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Aaron Lewis
"Addressing the inverse problem of imaging" by Prof. Aaron Lewis from the Nanonics NanoPhotonics workshop.
Implantable Networks of Wireless Nanoelectronic Devices
20 Aug 2014 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Pedro Irazoqui
BioDynamic Imaging of Living Tissues
20 Aug 2014 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): David D. Nolte
In this talk, I will describe two complementary applications of biological interferometry. The first is a multi-mode biomedical imaging approach to study the effects of anti-cancer drugs on living tumour tissue. The living motion inside cells and tissues is the intrinsic (endogenous) contrst...
Web Accessibility for SURF
17 Nov 2014 | Online Presentations
How Really Smart People can Write Really Dumb Models
19 Aug 2014 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Colin McAndrew
This talk will review some of the worst bloopers in models I have come across, and provide a framework to use to help avoid making similar blunders in models you develop. I will also recount some examples where seemingly finicky details of a model are critical to meeting real world needs.
Useful nanoHUB Features
18 Aug 2014 | Downloads | Contributor(s): Tanya Faltens
These short pdf documents describe how to make the best use of nanoHUB features that instructors (and others) might find useful. Topics covered include creating and working with groups, sharing a tool session, working with projects, searching for resources, creating a collection, asking...
Overview of Scanning Probe Microscopy (SPM)
10 Sep 2014 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Ron Reifenberger
An introductory talk about scanning probe microscopes (SPMs) at the undergraduate level to explain what an SPM does and how it functions.