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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.
ECE 656 Lecture 4: Density of States - Density of Modes
14 Sep 2009 | | Contributor(s):: Mark Lundstrom
Outline:Density of states Example: graphene Density of modes Example: graphene Summary
ME 597 Lecture 1: Introduction to Basic Quantum Mechanics
01 Sep 2009 | | Contributor(s):: Ron Reifenberger
Note: This lecture has been revised since its original presentation.Topics:Introduction to Basic Quantum MechanicsEnergy States in Periodic Crystals
ECE 656 Lecture 2: Sums in k-space/Integrals in Energy Space
01 Sep 2009 | | Contributor(s):: Mark Lundstrom
Outline:Density of states in k-space Example Working in energy space Discussion Summary
ECE 656 Lecture 1: Bandstructure Review
26 Aug 2009 | | Contributor(s):: Mark Lundstrom
Outline:Bandstructure in bulk semiconductorsQuantum confinementSummary
Comparison of PCPBT Lab and Periodic Potential Lab
10 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...
05 Mar 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Lucas Wagner, Jeffrey C Grossman, Joe Ringgenberg, daniel richards, Alexander S McLeod, Eric Isaacs, Jeffrey B. Neaton
Use SIESTA to perform electronic structure calculations
CNTbands: First-Time User Guide
14 Jun 2009 | | Contributor(s):: Xufeng Wang, Youngki Yoon
This is a simple guide designed for first-time users of CNTbands. It gives a brief introduction of the tool and a series of tutorials to help users learn the basics of CNTbands.NCN@Purdue
Band Structure Lab: First-Time User Guide
15 Jun 2009 | | Contributor(s):: Abhijeet Paul, Benjamin P Haley, Gerhard Klimeck
This document provides useful information about Band Structure Lab. First-time users will find basic ideas about the physics behind the tool such as band formation, the Hamiltonian description, and other aspects. Additionally, we provide explanations of the input settings and the results of the...
Band Structure Lab Demonstration: Bulk Strain
03 Jun 2009 | | Contributor(s):: Gerhard Klimeck
This video shows an electronic structure calculation of bulk Si using Band Structure Lab. Several powerful features of this tool are demonstrated.
Piece-Wise Constant Potential Barriers Tool Demonstration: Bandstructure Formation with Finite Superlattices
03 Jun 2009 | | Contributor(s):: Gerhard Klimeck, Benjamin P Haley
This video shows the simulation and analysis of a systems with a series of potential barriers. Several powerful analytic features of Piece-wise Constant Potential Barrier Tool (PCPBT) are demonstrated.
ABINIT: First-Time User Guide
09 Jun 2009 | | Contributor(s):: Benjamin P Haley
This first-time user guide provides an introduction to using ABINIT on nanoHUB. We include a very brief summary of Density Functional Theory along with a tour of the Rappture interface. We discuss the default simulation (what happens if you don't change any inputs, and just hit "simulate") as...
Periodic Potential Lab: First-Time User Guide
05 Jun 2009 | | Contributor(s):: Abhijeet Paul, Benjamin P Haley, Gerhard Klimeck, SungGeun Kim, Lynn Zentner
This document provides guidance to first-time users of the Periodic Potential Lab tool. It offers basic information about solutions to the Schröedinger Equation in case of periodic potential in 1 dimension (1D). This document also contains suggested exercises to help users run the tool and...
ECE 539 Report: Study of two-dimensional Shrodinger-Poisson Solver
14 May 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.
ECE 606 Lecture 10: Additional Information
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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 5: Energy Bands
04 Feb 2009 | | Contributor(s):: Muhammad A. Alam
Outline:Schrodinger equation in periodic U(x)Bloch theoremBand structureProperties of electronic bandsConclusions
Thermoelectric Power Factor Calculator for Superlattices
18 Oct 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Terence Musho, Greg Walker
Quantum Simulation of the Seebeck Coefficient and Electrical Conductivity in 1D Superlattice Structures using Non-Equilibrium Green's Functions
ECE 495N Lecture 21: Graphene Bandstructures
03 Nov 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Supriyo Datta
ECE 495N Lecture 19: Bandstructures II
ECE 495N Lecture 18: Bandstructures I