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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.
Engineering at the nanometer scale: Is it a new material or a new device?
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06 Nov 2007 | | Contributor(s):: Gerhard Klimeck
This seminar will overview NEMO 3D simulation capabilities and its deployment on the nanoHUB as well as an overview of the nanoHUB impact on the community.
MCW07 Impact of Porphyrin Functional Groups on InAs Gas Sensors
05 Nov 2007 | | Contributor(s):: Michael Garcia
Porphyrin molecules are often used for sensor engineering to improve sensitivity and selectivity to specific analytes. It is important to understand how the porphyrin HOMO-LUMO levels deplete surface states during functionalization of solid state sensors. Additionally, the effect of...
Simple Photonic Crystals
16 Aug 2007 | | Contributor(s):: Jing Ouyang, Xufeng Wang, Minghao Qi
Photonic Crystal characteristics in an easy way
MCW07 Electronic Level Alignment at Metal-Molecule Contacts with a GW Approach
05 Sep 2007 | | Contributor(s):: Jeffrey B. Neaton
Most recent theoretical studies of electron transport in single-molecule junctions rely on a Landauer approach, simplified to treat electron-electron interactions at a mean-field level within density functional theory (DFT). While this framework has proven relatively accurate for certain systems,...
A Tutorial for Nanoelectronics Simulation Tools
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...
Introduction to CNTbands
28 Jun 2007 | | Contributor(s):: James K Fodor, Jing Guo
This learning module introduces nanoHUB users to the CNTbands simulator. A brief introduction to CNTbands is presented, followed by voiced presentations featuring the simulator in action. Upon completion of this module, users should be able to use this simulator to gain valuable insight into the...
15 Jun 2007 | | Contributor(s):: Joe Ringgenberg, Joydeep Bhattacharjee, Jeffrey B. Neaton, Jeffrey C Grossman, Eric Schwegler
Explore the influence of strain on first-principles bandstructures of semiconductors.
Bandstructure of Carbon Nanotubes and Nanoribbons
14 Jun 2007 | | Contributor(s):: James K Fodor, Seokmin Hong, Jing Guo
This learning module introduces users to the Carbon-Nano Bands simulation tool, which simulates the bandstructure of Carbon Nanotubes (CNTs) and Nanoribbons (CNRs). To gives users a strong background in bandstructure, the module starts with sections that introduce bandstructure basics. To this...
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...
Energy Bands In Periodic Potentials
11 Jan 2007 | | Contributor(s):: Heng Li
It is the Kronig-Penny Model.The particle in one-dimensional lattice is a problem that occurs in the model of periodic crystal lattice.The potential is caused by periodic arrangement of ions in the crystal structure. The graph presents the real part of transmission matrix element P11 plotted...
Surprises on the nanoscale: Plasmonic waves that travel backward and spin birefringence without magnetic fields
08 Jan 2007 | | Contributor(s):: Daniel Neuhauser
As nanonphotonics and nanoelectronics are pushed down towards the molecular scale, interesting effects emerge. We discuss how birefringence (different propagation of two polarizations) is manifested and could be useful in the future for two systems: coherent plasmonic transport of near-field...
14 Dec 2006 | | Contributor(s):: Gyungseon Seol, Youngki Yoon, James K Fodor, Jing Guo, Akira Matsudaira, Diego Kienle, Gengchiau Liang, Gerhard Klimeck, Mark Lundstrom, Ahmed Ibrahim Saeed
This tool simulates E-k and DOS of CNTs and graphene nanoribbons.
Device Physics and Simulation of Silicon Nanowire Transistors
28 Sep 2006 | | Contributor(s):: Jing Wang
As the conventional silicon metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistor (MOSFET) approaches its scaling limits, many novel device structures are being extensively explored. Among them, the silicon nanowire transistor (SNWT) has attracted broad attention from both the semiconductor industry...
ECE 659 Lecture 19: Band Structure: Prelude to Sub-Bands
24 Feb 2003 | | Contributor(s):: Supriyo Datta
Reference Chapter 5.2
ECE 659 Lecture 18: Band Structure: 3-D Solids
Reference Chapter 5.3
ECE 659 Lecture 17: Band Structure: Beyond 1-D
21 Feb 2003 | | Contributor(s):: Supriyo Datta
ECE 659 Lecture 16: Band Structure: Toy Examples
19 Feb 2003 | | Contributor(s):: Supriyo Datta
Reference Chapter 5.1
Simplified Band-Structure Model
02 Jun 2006 | | Contributor(s):: Dragica Vasileska
Solid-State Theory and Semiconductor Transport Fundamentals
30 May 2006 | | Contributor(s):: Marcelo Kuroda, Salvador Barraza-Lopez, J. P. Leburton
Calculates the phonon band structure of carbon nanotubes using the force constant method.
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...