Lecture 2: The Wigner Monte Carlo Method for Single-Body Quantum Systems
18 Nov 2014 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Jean Michel D Sellier
In this lecture, Dr. Sellier discusses the Wigner Monte Carlo method applied to single-body quantum systems.
Impedance Spectroscopy Methods Applied to Thermoelectric Materials and Devices
19 Nov 2014 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Jorge García-Cañadas
Impedance spectroscopy is one of the most helpful techniques for the characterization of a wide range of devices (solar cells, supercapacitors, fuel cells, etc.). However, it is not extensively used in the thermoelectric field and most of existing work is mainly focused on determining the figure...
Work-in-Progress: First-Year Engineering Students' Self-Reported Knowledge of Nanotechnology – The Development of a Coding Scheme
11 Nov 2014 | Papers | Contributor(s): Oguz Hanoglu, Kelsey Joy Rodgers, Yi Kong, Krishna Madhavan, Heidi A Diefes-Dux
Different types of instruction are used at the college-level for increasing students’ knowledge of nanotechnology. Purdue University introduced nanotechnology to first-year engineering students in an introductory engineering course through two nanotechnology-related projects. The students...
Exploration of the Oxidation Rate of Silicon Wafers via Simulation
04 Nov 2014 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Tanya Faltens
This teaching resource is designed for instructors who would like to introduce exploration through simulation into their lessons on silicon oxidation. Step-by-step instructions are provided for running the process lab oxidation simulation, and guiding questions are provided that should...
Exploring Thin Film Interference Colors through Simulation
04 Nov 2014 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Tanya Faltens
This resource will guide instructors and independent learners through the process of simulating the reflections off of a thin film using the S4: Stanford Stratified Structure Solver simulation tool. Examples of a freely standing thin film (a soap bubble) and a thin film of silicon dioxide...
[Illinois] NanoOptics Lab Day 1
11 Nov 2014 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): NanoBio Node, Jeremy Smith, Sarah White
This presentation includes the first day of the NanoOptics labs. It includes information on using the nanoDDSCAT tool on nanohub. This lab walks through using nanoDDSCAT to compute dipoles of objects, and wave length vs scattering. It also walks through using Blender to create your own...
Reproducing DFT calculations of Al2O3/GaAs interface structure and Fermi level pinning
18 Mar 2015 | Presentation Materials | Contributor(s): Alejandro Strachan
The goal of this resource is to demonstrate how to reproduce the results of the following research paper using the nanoMATERIALS SeqQuest DFT simulation tool on nanoHUB. In addition to reproducing the paper's results, users can run variations of the simulation to explore the...
mCell Model 1.0.0
15 Oct 2014 | Compact Models | Contributor(s): David M. Bromberg, Daniel H. Morris
This model is a hybrid physics/empirical compact model that describes digital switching behavior of an mCell logic devices, where a write current moves a domain wall to switch the resistance of a magnetic tunnel junction between stable states. Model Release Components: mCell Model 1.0.0 in...
Piezoelectric tool presentation
16 Oct 2014 | Presentation Materials | Contributor(s): Jorge Mario Monsalve, Alba Graciela Avila
An overview of the capabilities and functionalities of the "Piezoelectric Vibrational Energy Harvesting Tool"
Green's Function for Heat Conduction in Annuli R15Phi00 and R51Phi00 with Type 1 and Type 5 Boundary Conditions
16 Oct 2014 | Papers | Contributor(s): Donald E. Amos
Abstract The Green’s function is the principal tool in construction of the general solution to the classical heat conduction problem. The solution is presented in terms of the internal heat generation, initial temperature and integrals which reflect the physical influence of the boundary....
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...