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  1. Work-in-Progress: First-Year Engineering Students' Self-Reported Knowledge of Nanotechnology – The Development of a Coding Scheme

    11 Nov 2014 | 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. [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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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"

  8. 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....

  9. 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...

  10. [Illinois] Mobile Phone Nanosensor Platform at Molecular Precision for Environmental Health Diagnostics

    06 Oct 2014 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Gang Logan Liu

  11. Introduction to Quantum Dots and Solar Cells

    29 Sep 2014 | Presentation Materials | Contributor(s): Bryan W. Boudouris

    This is the presentation that was presented in class by Professor Boudouris.

  12. 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...

  13. 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

  14. nanoHUB Overview

    24 Sep 2014 | Presentation Materials | Contributor(s): Lynn Zentner

    Dr. Zentner's presentation that provides an introduction to what nanoHUB is, user statistics about who is using nanoHUB, usage statistics about how people are using nanoHUB, and information about how one can participate in the nanoHUB community. 

  15. 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 has...

  16. 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...

  17. Novel Approaches to Hybridizing Concentrated Solar Thermal with Combustion and Gasification

    11 Sep 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...

  18. New Directions in MEMS for Wireless Harsh-Environment Sensors

    11 Sep 2014 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Dimitrios Peroulis

  19. 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.

  20. First-Year Engineering Students' Nanotechnology Awareness, Exposure and Motivation Before and After Educational Interventions

    07 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...