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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.
A Tutorial for Nanoelectronics Simulation Tools
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03 Jul 2007 | | Contributor(s):: James K Fodor, Jing Guo
This learning module introduces nanoHUB users to some of the available simulators. The simulators discussed are FETToy, nanoMOS, Schred, CNTbands, and QDot Lab. For each simulator, a brief introduction to the simulator is presented, followed by voiced presentations featuring the simulator in...
Atomistic Alloy Disorder in Nanostructures
26 Feb 2007 | | Contributor(s):: Gerhard Klimeck
Electronic structure and quantum transport simulations are typically performed in perfectly ordered semiconductor structures. Bands and modes are defined resulting in quantized conduction and discrete states. But what if the material is fundamentally disordered? What if the disorder is at the...
Bandstructure in Nanoelectronics
01 Nov 2005 | | Contributor(s):: Gerhard Klimeck
This presentation will highlight, for nanoelectronic device examples, how the effective mass approximation breaks down and why the quantum mechanical nature of the atomically resolved material needs to be included in the device modeling. Atomistic bandstructure effects in resonant tunneling...
Comparison of PCPBT Lab and Periodic Potential Lab
04 Aug 2009 | | Contributor(s):: Abhijeet Paul, Samarth Agarwal, Gerhard Klimeck, Junzhe Geng
This small presentation provides information about the comparison performed for quantum wells made of GaAs and InAs in two different tools. This has been done to benchmark the results from completely two different sets of tools and validate the obtained results. In this presentation we provide...
E304 L6.1.1: Nanoelectrics - Electron Energy Bands
15 Apr 2016 | | Contributor(s):: ASSIST ERC
ECE 495N Lecture 18: Bandstructures I
03 Nov 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Supriyo Datta
ECE 495N Lecture 19: Bandstructures II
ECE 495N Lecture 20: Bandstructures III
27 Oct 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Supriyo Datta
ECE 495N Lecture 21: Graphene Bandstructures
ECE 595E Lecture 20: Bandstructure Concepts
06 Mar 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Peter Bermel
Outline:Recap from FridayBandstructure Problem FormulationBloch’s TheoremReciprocal Lattice SpaceNumerical Solutions1D crystal2D triangular lattice3D diamond lattice
ECE 595E Lecture 21: 3D Bandstructures
19 Mar 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Peter Bermel
Outline:Recap from MondayBandstructure Symmetries2D Photonic BandstructuresPeriodic Dielectric WaveguidesPhotonic Crystal Slabs
ECE 595E Lecture 22: Full 3D Bandgaps
Outline:Recap from Wednesday3D Lattice TypesFull 3D Photonic Bandgap StructuresYablonoviteWoodpileInverse OpalsRod-Hole 3D PhCs
ECE 595E Lecture 23: Electronic Bandstructures
27 Mar 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Peter Bermel
Outline:3D Lattice TypesFull 3D Photonic Bandgap StructuresYablonoviteWoodpileInverse OpalsRod-Hole 3D PhCs
ECE 595E Lecture 24: Electronic Bandstructure Simulation Tools
Outline:Electronic bandstructure labBasic PrinciplesInput InterfaceExemplary OutputsDensity functional theory (DFT)DFT in Quantum ESPRESSO
ECE 595E Lecture 25: Further Bandstructure Simulation Tools
21 Mar 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Peter Bermel
Outline:Recap from WednesdayPeriodic Potential LabBasic principlesInput InterfaceExemplary OutputsCNTbandsBasic principlesInput InterfaceExemplary Outputs
ECE 606 Lecture 10: Additional Information
16 Feb 2009 | | Contributor(s):: Muhammad A. Alam
Outline:Potential, field, and chargeE-k diagram vs. band-diagramBasic concepts of donors and acceptorsConclusion
ECE 606 Lecture 13a: Fermi Level Differences for Metals and Semiconductors
Short chalkboard lecture on Fermi level and band diagram differences for metals and semiconductors.
ECE 606 Lecture 3: Emergence of Bandstructure
31 Aug 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Gerhard Klimeck
Table of Contents:00:00ECE606: Solid State Devices Lecture 300:24Motivation01:17Time-independent Schrodinger Equation02:22Time-independent Schrodinger Equation04:23A Simple Differential Equation05:29Presentation Outline05:46Full Problem Difficult: Toy Problems First06:07Case 1: Solution for...
ECE 606 Lecture 5: Energy Bands
04 Feb 2009 | | Contributor(s):: Muhammad A. Alam
Outline:Schrodinger equation in periodic U(x)Bloch theoremBand structureProperties of electronic bandsConclusions
ECE 656 Lecture 1: Bandstructure Review
26 Aug 2009 | | Contributor(s):: Mark Lundstrom
Outline:Bandstructure in bulk semiconductorsQuantum confinementSummary