
NSAC Meeting Minutes November 13
18 Nov 2014  Contributor(s): nsac nsac

The MVS Nanotransistor Model: A Primer
26 Nov 2014  Online Presentations  Contributor(s): Mark Lundstrom
In this talk, I will present a gentle introduction to the MVS model. I’ll show how the basic equations of the model can be obtained by using a traditional approach to MOSFETs. I’ll then indicate how the parameters in this traditional model must be reinterpreted in order to capture...

Lecture 5: Systems of Identical Fermions in the Wigner Formulation of Quantum Mechanics
18 Nov 2014  Online Presentations  Contributor(s): Jean Michel D Sellier
In this lecture, Dr. Sellier discusses about systems of indistinguishable Fermions in the Wigner formulation of quantum mechanics.

Lecture 4: The abinitio Wigner Monte Carlo Method
18 Nov 2014  Online Presentations  Contributor(s): Jean Michel D Sellier
In this lecture, Dr. Sellier discusses the abinitio Wigner Monte Carlo method for the simulation of strongly correlated systems.

Lecture 3: The Wigner Monte Carlo Method for Density Functional Theory
18 Nov 2014  Online Presentations  Contributor(s): Jean Michel D Sellier
In this lecture, Dr. Sellier discusses the Wigner Monte Carlo method in the framework of density functional theory (DFT).

Lecture 2: The Wigner Monte Carlo Method for SingleBody 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 singlebody quantum systems.

Impedance Spectroscopy Methods Applied to Thermoelectric Materials and Devices
19 Nov 2014  Online Presentations  Contributor(s): Jorge GarcíaCañadas
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...

WorkinProgress: FirstYear Engineering Students' SelfReported 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 DiefesDux
Different types of instruction are used at the collegelevel for increasing students’ knowledge of nanotechnology. Purdue University introduced nanotechnology to firstyear engineering students in an introductory engineering course through two nanotechnologyrelated 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. Stepbystep 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 ntype 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

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.

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 pin 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