
Can we save lives with thermodynamics? Nanoengineering and Thermofluids for the WaterFoodEnergy Nexus
27 Apr 2017  Online Presentations  Contributor(s): David M. Warsinger
Climate change, degrading water resources, and economic and population growth are increasing the need for new science and technologies at the WaterEnergyFood Nexus. In enabling new and improved technologies to tackle these issues, new nanomaterials designed with systemslevel thermodynamics is...

Learning Module: Microcantilevers
09 Feb 2017  Teaching Materials  Contributor(s): Southwest Center for Microsystems Education (SCME)
This learning module introduces you to the microcantilever, its applications in micro and nanotechnologies, its use in sensor arrays, and how it works in both static and dynamic modes of operation. There is a pre and posttest, four (4) informational units (PKs), and two (2)...

Piezo Nanomaterials and Green Energy
19 Oct 2016  Online Presentations  Contributor(s): Rusen Yang
This presentation will introduce the fundamental principle of nanogenerator and its potential applications.

High Accuracy Atomic Force Microscope with SelfOptimizing Scan Control
19 Sep 2016  Online Presentations  Contributor(s): Ryan (Youngkook) Yoo
Atomic force microscope (AFM) is a very useful instrument in characterizing nanoscale features, However, the original AFM design, based on piezotube scanner, had slow response and nonorthogonal behavior, inadequate to address the metrology needs of industrial applications: accuracy,...

Nanotechnology and the NAE Grand Challenge Make Solar Energy Economical
20 Jun 2016  Teaching Materials  Contributor(s): Edward Davis, Virginia A. Davis
This group of materials is designed to provide a framework to teach students in an introductory engineering course basic nanotechnology concepts. The materials use the NAE grand challenge “Make Solar Energy Economical” to underpin the need and potential for nanotechnology to address...

MD simulations of shock loading
11 Jun 2015  Tools  Contributor(s): edwin alberto antillon, Mitchell Anthony Wood, Mathew Joseph Cherukara, Alejandro Strachan
Use MD simulation to study shocks in various materials including metals and energetics

Reproducing results of "Thermal transport in SiGe superlattice thin films and nanowires"
27 Mar 2015  Papers  Contributor(s): Alejandro Strachan, Jonathan Mark Dunn
In this document we show how to reproduce results in the paper "Thermal transport in SiGe superlattice thin films and nanowires", Kenghua Lin, and Alejandro Strachan Physical Review B 87, 115302 (2011) using the nanoMATERIALS nanoscale heat transport tool in nanoHUB....

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...

Crack Propagation Simulation
06 Aug 2014  Tools  Contributor(s): hojin kim, Nilofer Rajpurkar, Benjamin P Haley, Alejandro Strachan
Simulate crack propagations through materials under applied loads.

Homework assignment: learning about elastic constants via molecular dynamics simulations
11 Mar 2015  Teaching Materials  Contributor(s): Alejandro Strachan, David Ray Johnson
In this homework assignment students will use molecular dynamics to compute the elastic constants of metals using an embedded atom model to describe atomic interactions. They will deform a single crystal along different directions and obtain c11, c12 and c44 elastic constants from the...

Melting via molecular dynamics simulations
10 Mar 2015  Teaching Materials  Contributor(s): Alejandro Strachan
In this assignment you will use MD simulations to study melting in metals using the nanoMATERIALS simulation tool in nanoHUB. You will build a supercell and heat it up to study its melting. You can visualize the atomic configuration as the temperature is increased and after melting. From the...

OnlineSimulation tutorial and assignment: bonding curves in H2 and He2 molecules
21 Feb 2015  Teaching Materials  Contributor(s): Alejandro Strachan
In this tutorial students will use density functional theory (DFT) calculations using the nanoHUB tool SeqQuest to study bonding in two simple molecules: H2 and He2. The tutorial shows how to compute energy as a function of bond distance and extract the equilibrium bond distance and bond...

OnlineSimulation tutorial and assignment: electronic structure and spin in O2 molecule
21 Feb 2015  Teaching Materials  Contributor(s): Alejandro Strachan
In this tutorial students will use density functional theory (DFT) calculations using the nanoHUB tool SeqQuest to study the electronic structure and bonding in the O2 molecular. The tutorial shows how to predict the relaxed bond distance in O2 (i.e. minimum energy structure) both for...

OnlineSimulation tutorial and assignment: electronic structure and spin of the O atom
21 Feb 2015  Teaching Materials  Contributor(s): Alejandro Strachan
In this tutorial students will use density functional theory (DFT) calculations using the nanoHUB tool SeqQuest to study the electronic structure of the oxygen atom. The tutorial shows how to compute energy for the spin 1 (triplet) and spin 0 (singlet) states and analyze the exchange...

FranckCondon Overlap Integrals
29 May 2014  Downloads  Contributor(s): Bryan M. Wong
FranckCondon Overlap Integrals: calculates the vibrational overlap integral between two nuclear wavefunctions using the formalism developed by Sharp and Rosenstock [J. Chem. Phys., 41, 3453 (1964)].

IMA 2013 UQ: Bayesian Calibration of Molecular Dynamics Simulations for Composite Materials Properties
28 May 2014  Online Presentations  Contributor(s): Paul N. Patrone
In this talk, I discuss ongoing research whose goal is to determine, via Bayesian inference, an ensemble of inputs that represents a class of commercially important aminecured epoxies. We construct an analytical approximation (i.e. a surrogate or emulator) of the simulations, treating the input...

NanoPlasticity Lab
02 Aug 2013  Tools  Contributor(s): Martin Hunt, Lei Cao, Alejandro Strachan, Marisol Koslowski
A phase field approach to plastic deformation in nano crystalline materials

A Python code for material composition lines  composition line utility
11 Sep 2013  Downloads  Contributor(s): Amritanshu Palaria
In material science and chemical thermodynamics, phase diagrams play an important role. In compositionphase diagrams, compositions of the various components constitute, depending on how the composition may change, one or more axes of the diagram. In the subspace formed by only the composition...

[Illinois] American Vacuum Society (AVS) Prairie Chapter Symposium 2012
04 Jun 2013  Workshops  Contributor(s): NanoBio Node
The focus for the 2012 AVS Prairie Chapter meeting is Materials for Energy.

Buckypaper
17 Apr 2013  Presentation Materials  Contributor(s): shaheen goel
the presentation gives a basic idea about the buckypaper and give breif details about the synthesis properties and applications of buckypaper