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In solid-state physics, the electronic band structure of a solid describes ranges of energy that an electron is "forbidden" or "allowed" to have. It is a function of the diffraction of the quantum mechanical electron waves in the periodic crystal lattice with a specific crystal system and Bravais lattice. The band structure of a material determines several characteristics, in particular its electronic and optical properties. More information on Band structure can be found here.
Bulk Bandstructure in MATLAB: Pseudopotential Method
08 Feb 2010 | Contributor(s):: Muhanad Zaki
This code (MATLAB) readily calculates and plots the bandstructure of Silicon (bulk) using the empirical pseudopotential method.Detailed instructions are in the compressed archive.I hope it would be a useful/interesting educational toolNote: If you are running this code in a non-Windows OS (e.g....
ECE 539 Report: Study of two-dimensional Shrodinger-Poisson Solver
01 Jun 2009 | | Contributor(s):: Fawad Hassan
We solve the 2-Dimensional Shrodinger-Poisson system of equations using a self consistent scheme (like Gummel Iteration). We study a double gate Silicon Mosfet oriented in the 100 direction using the above setup. We assume a simple 6-valley bandstructure for Silicon.
MATLAB Scripts for "Quantum Transport: Atom to Transistor"
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15 Mar 2005 | | Contributor(s):: Supriyo Datta
Tinker with quantum transport models! Download the MATLAB scripts used to demonstrate the physics described in Supriyo Datta's book Quantum Transport: Atom to Transistor. These simple models are less than a page of code, and yet they reproduce much of the fundamental physics observed in...
07 May 2010 | | Contributor(s):: Chanaka Suranjith Rupasinghe, Mufthas Rasikim
ninithi which is a free and opensource modelling software, can be used to visualize and analyze carbon allotropes used in nanotechnology. You can generate 3-D visualization of Carbon nanotubes, Fullerenes, Graphene and Carbon nanoribbons and analyze the band structures of nanotubes and graphene.