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  1. The MVS Nanotransistor Model: A Case Study in Compact Modeling

    26 Nov 2014 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Shaloo Rakheja

    In this talk, I will present my view on building an industry-standard compact model by using the MVS model as a case study. In the first part of the talk, I discuss mathematical issues, such as the smoothness of functions and their higher-order derivatives in connection with the MVS model. While...

  2. NSAC Meeting Minutes November 13

    18 Nov 2014 | Papers | Contributor(s): nsac nsac

  3. 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 re-interpreted in order to capture...

  4. 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.

  5. Lecture 4: The ab-initio Wigner Monte Carlo Method

    18 Nov 2014 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Jean Michel D Sellier

    In this lecture, Dr. Sellier discusses the ab-initio Wigner Monte Carlo method for the simulation of strongly correlated systems.

  6. 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).

  7. 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.

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. [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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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"

  16. 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....

  17. 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...

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

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

  19. 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...

  20. 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