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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.
Computational Nanoscience, Lecture 4: Geometry Optimization and Seeing What You're Doing
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13 Feb 2008 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Jeffrey C Grossman, Elif Ertekin
In this lecture, we discuss various methods for finding the ground state structure of a given system by minimizing its energy. Derivative and non-derivative methods are discussed, as well as the...
Homework Assignment: Periodic Potentials
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31 Jan 2008 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): David K. Ferry
Using the Periodic Potential Lab on nanoHUB determine the allowed bands for an energy barrier of 5 eV, a periodicity W = 0.5nm, and a barrier thickness of 0.1nm. How do these bands change if the...
MIT Atomic Scale Modeling Toolkit
24 Jan 2008 | Tools | Contributor(s): daniel richards, Elif Ertekin, Jeffrey C Grossman, David Strubbe, Justin Riley
Tools for Atomic Scale Modeling
Engineering at the nanometer scale: Is it a new material or a new device?
06 Nov 2007 | Online Presentations | 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 | Online Presentations | 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...
Simple Photonic Crystals
18 Sep 2007 | Tools | 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 | Online Presentations | 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...
A Tutorial for Nanoelectronics Simulation Tools
03 Jul 2007 | Online Presentations | 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 CNTbands
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28 Jun 2007 | Series | 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...
15 Jun 2007 | Tools | 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 | Series | 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...
Atomistic Alloy Disorder in Nanostructures
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26 Feb 2007 | Online Presentations | 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...
Energy Bands In Periodic Potentials
06 Feb 2007 | Online Presentations | 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...
Surprises on the nanoscale: Plasmonic waves that travel backward and spin birefringence without magnetic fields
29 Jan 2007 | Online Presentations | 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...
14 Dec 2006 | Tools | 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 | Papers | 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,...
ECE 659 Lecture 19: Band Structure: Prelude to Sub-Bands
20 Jul 2006 | Online Presentations | 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
ECE 659 Lecture 16: Band Structure: Toy Examples
Reference Chapter 5.1