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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 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark Lundstrom
Density of states
Density of modes
ME 597 Lecture 1: Introduction to Basic Quantum Mechanics
01 Sep 2009 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Ron Reifenberger
Note: This lecture has been revised since its original presentation.
Introduction to Basic Quantum Mechanics
Energy States in Periodic Crystals
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ECE 656 Lecture 2: Sums in k-space/Integrals in Energy Space
01 Sep 2009 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark Lundstrom
Density of states in k-space
Working in energy space
ECE 656 Lecture 1: Bandstructure Review
26 Aug 2009 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark Lundstrom
Bandstructure in bulk semiconductors
Section 1.2, Lundstrom, Fundamentals of Carrier Transport
Comparison of PCPBT Lab and Periodic Potential Lab
10 Aug 2009 | Online Presentations | 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...
AQME Advancing Quantum Mechanics for Engineers
Introduction to Advancing Quantum Mechanics for Engineers and Physicists
“Advancing Quantum Mechanics for Engineers” (AQME) toolbox is an assemblage of individually authored tools...
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05 Mar 2008 | Tools | 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
15 Jun 2009 | Teaching Materials | 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.
Band Structure Lab: First-Time User Guide
15 Jun 2009 | Teaching Materials | 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,...
Band Structure Lab Demonstration: Bulk Strain
12 Jun 2009 | Animations | 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
11 Jun 2009 | Animations | 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...
ABINIT: First-Time User Guide
09 Jun 2009 | Teaching Materials | 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...
Periodic Potential Lab: First-Time User Guide
07 Jun 2009 | Teaching Materials | 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...
ECE 539 Report: Study of two-dimensional Shrodinger-Poisson Solver
01 Jun 2009 | Downloads | 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...
ECE 606 Lecture 10: Additional Information
16 Feb 2009 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Muhammad A. Alam
Potential, field, and charge
E-k diagram vs. band-diagram
Basic concepts of donors and acceptors
R. F. Pierret, "Advanced Semiconductor Fundamentals", Modular Series on...
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
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04 Feb 2009 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Muhammad A. Alam
Schrodinger equation in periodic U(x)
Properties of electronic bands
R. F. Pierret, "Advanced Semiconductor Fundamentals", Modular Series...
Thermoelectric Power Factor Calculator for Superlattices
18 Oct 2008 | Tools | 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 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Supriyo Datta
ECE 495N Lecture 19: Bandstructures II