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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.

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  1. Tight-Binding Band Structure Calculation Method

    08 Jun 2010 | Contributor(s):: Dragica Vasileska, Gerhard Klimeck

    This set of slides describes on simple example of a 1D lattice, the basic idea behind the Tight-Binding Method for band structure calculation.

  2. InAs: Evolution of iso-energy surfaces for heavy, light, and split-off holes due to uniaxial strain.

    25 May 2010 | Contributor(s):: Abhijeet Paul, Denis Areshkin, Gerhard Klimeck

    Movie was generated using Band Structure Lab tool at nanoHUB and allows to scan over four parameters:Hole energy measured from the top of the corresponding band (i.e. the origin of energy scales for LH and SOH is different)Strain direction: [001], [110], [111]Carrier type: LH, HH, SOHStrain...

  3. Band Structure Calculation: General Considerations

    17 May 2010 | Contributor(s):: Dragica Vasileska

    This set of slides explains to the users the concept of valence vs. core electrons, the implications of the adiabatic approximation on the separation of the total Hamiltonian of the system and the mean-field approximation used in ab initio bandstructure approaches. It then gives systematic...

  4. Empirical Pseudopotential Method: Theory and Implementation

    17 May 2010 | Contributor(s):: Dragica Vasileska

    This tutorial first teaches the users the basic theory behind the Empirical Pseudopotential (EPM)Bandstructure Calculation method. Next, the implementation details of the method are described and finally a MATLAB implementation of the EPM is provided.vasileska.faculty.asu.eduNSF

  5. ninithi

    13 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.

  6. Nanotechnology Animation Gallery

    22 Apr 2010 | | Contributor(s):: Saumitra Raj Mehrotra, Gerhard Klimeck

    Animations and visualization are generated with various nanoHUB.org tools to enable insight into nanotechnology and nanoscience. Click on image for detailed description and larger image download. Additional animations are also available Featured nanoHUB tools: Band Structure Lab. Carrier...

  7. Electronic band structure

    12 Apr 2010 | | Contributor(s):: Saumitra Raj Mehrotra, Gerhard Klimeck

    In solid-state physics, the electronic band structure (or simply band structure) of a solid describes ranges of energy in which an electron is "forbidden" or "allowed". The band structure is also often called the dispersion or the E(k) relationship. It is a mathematical relationship between the...

  8. Nanoelectronic Modeling Lecture 25b: NEMO1D - Hole Bandstructure in Quantum Wells and Hole Transport in RTDs

    09 Mar 2010 | | Contributor(s):: Gerhard Klimeck

    Heterostructures such as resonant tunneling diodes, quantum well photodetectors and lasers, and cascade lasers break the symmetry of the crystalline lattice. Such break in lattice symmetry causes a strong interaction of heavy-, light- and split-off hole bands. The bandstructure of holes and the...

  9. Nanoelectronic Modeling Lecture 26: NEMO1D -

    09 Mar 2010 | | Contributor(s):: Gerhard Klimeck

    NEMO1D demonstrated the first industrial strength implementation of NEGF into a simulator that quantitatively simulated resonant tunneling diodes. The development of efficient algorithms that simulate scattering from polar optical phonons, acoustic phonons, alloy disorder, and interface...

  10. 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....

  11. nanoMATERIALS SeqQuest DFT

    04 Feb 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Ravi Pramod Kumar Vedula, Greg Bechtol, Benjamin P Haley, Alejandro Strachan

    DFT calculations of materials

  12. Illinois ECE 440: Diffusion and Energy Band Diagram Homework

    27 Jan 2010 | | Contributor(s):: Mohamed Mohamed

    This homework covers Diffusion of Carriers, Built-in Fields and Metal semiconductor junctions.

  13. Nanoelectronic Modeling: Exercises 1-3 - Barrier Structures, RTDs, and Quantum Dots

    27 Jan 2010 | | Contributor(s):: Gerhard Klimeck

    Exercises:Barrier StructuresUses: Piece-Wise Constant Potential Barrier ToolResonant Tunneling DiodesUses: Resonant Tunneling Diode Simulation with NEGF • Hartree calculation • Thomas Fermi potentialQuantum DotsUses: Quantum Dot Lab • pyramidal dot

  14. Nanoelectronic Modeling Lecture 14: Open 1D Systems - Formation of Bandstructure

    25 Jan 2010 | | Contributor(s):: Gerhard Klimeck, Dragica Vasileska

    The infinite periodic structure Kroenig Penney model is often used to introduce students to the concept of bandstructure formation. It is analytically solvable for linear potentials and shows critical elements of bandstructure formation such as core bands and different effective masses in...

  15. Nanoelectronic Modeling Lecture 12: Open 1D Systems - Transmission through Double Barrier Structures - Resonant Tunneling

    25 Jan 2010 | | Contributor(s):: Gerhard Klimeck, Dragica Vasileska

    This presentation shows that double barrier structures can show unity transmission for energies BELOW the barrier height, resulting in resonant tunneling. The resonance can be associated with a quasi bound state, and the bound state can be related to a simple particle in a box calculation.

  16. Nanoelectronic Modeling Lecture 08: Introduction to Bandstructure Engineering II

    30 Dec 2009 | | Contributor(s):: Gerhard Klimeck

    This presentation provides a brief overview of the concepts of bandstructure engineering and its potential applications to light detectors, light emitters, and electron transport devices. Critical questions of the origin of bandstructure and its dependence on local atom arrangements are raised...

  17. Nanoelectronic Modeling Lecture 07: Introduction to Bandstructure Engineering I

    30 Dec 2009 | | Contributor(s):: Gerhard Klimeck

    This presentation serves as a reminder about basic quantum mechanical principles without any real math. The presentation reviews critical properties of classical systems that can be described as particles, propagating waves, standing waves, and chromatography.

  18. Low Bias Transport in Graphene: An Introduction (lecture notes)

    22 Sep 2009 | | Contributor(s):: Mark Lundstrom, tony low, Dionisis Berdebes

    These notes complement a lecture with the same title presented by Mark Lundstrom and Dionisis Berdebes, at the NCN@Purdue Summer School, July 20-24, 2009.

  19. Metal Oxide Nanowires as Gas Sensing Elements: from Basic Research to Real World Applications

    21 Sep 2009 | | Contributor(s):: andrei kolmakov

    Quasi 1-D metal oxide single crystal chemiresistors are close to occupy their specific niche in the real world of solid state sensorics. Potentially, the major advantage of this kind of sensors with respect to available granular thin film sensors will be their size and stable, reproducible and...

  20. Lecture 3: Low Bias Transport in Graphene: An Introduction

    18 Sep 2009 | | Contributor(s):: Mark Lundstrom

    Outline:Introduction and ObjectivesTheoryExperimental approachResultsDiscussionSummaryLecture notes are available for this lecture.