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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.
Periodic Potentials and Bandstructure: an Exercise
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02 Jul 2008 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Dragica Vasileska, Gerhard Klimeck
This exercise teaches the students that in the case of strong coupling between the neighboring wells in square and Coulomb periodic potential wells electrons start to behave as free electrons and...
Periodic Potentials and the Kronig-Penney Model
01 Jul 2008 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Dragica Vasileska
This material describes the derivation of the Kronig-Penney model for delta-function periodic potentials.
PHYS 620 Lecture 5: Diamond and Zincblende Semiconductors: Band Structure
26 Mar 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Roberto Merlin
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...
Ripples and Warping of Graphene: A Theoretical Study
08 Jun 2010 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Umesh V. Waghmare
We use first-principles density functional theory based analysis to understand formation of ripples in graphene and related 2-D materials. For an infinite graphene, we show that ripples are linked...
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
Simple Photonic Crystals
16 Aug 2007 | Tools | Contributor(s): Jing Ouyang, Xufeng Wang, Minghao Qi
Photonic Crystal characteristics in an easy way
Simplified Band-Structure Model
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02 Jun 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Dragica Vasileska
Solid-State Theory and Semiconductor Transport Fundamentals
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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.
Surprises on the nanoscale: Plasmonic waves that travel backward and spin birefringence without magnetic fields
08 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...
The Novel Nanostructures of Carbon
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28 Feb 2008 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Gene Dresselhaus
A brief review will be given of the physical underpinnings of carbon nanostructures that were developed over the past 60 years, starting with the electronic structure and physical properties of...
27 Jul 2010 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark Lundstrom
his talk is an undergraduate level introduction to the field. After
a brief discussion of applications, the physics of the Peltier effect
is described, and the Figure of Merit (FOM), ZT,...
Thermoelectric Power Factor Calculator for Nanocrystalline Composites
18 Oct 2008 | Tools | Contributor(s): Terence Musho, Greg Walker
Quantum Simulation of the Seebeck Coefficient and Electrical Conductivity in a 2D Nanocrystalline Composite Structure using Non-Equilibrium Green's Functions
Thermoelectric Power Factor Calculator for Superlattices
Quantum Simulation of the Seebeck Coefficient and Electrical Conductivity in 1D Superlattice Structures using Non-Equilibrium Green's Functions
Tight-Binding Band Structure Calculation Method
08 Jun 2010 | Teaching Materials | 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.
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Tutorial 4: Far-From-Equilibrium Quantum Transport
29 Mar 2011 | Courses | Contributor(s): Gerhard Klimeck
These lectures focus on the application of the theories using the nanoelectronic modeling tools NEMO 1- D, NEMO 3-D, and OMEN to realistically extended devices. Topics to be covered are realistic...
Tutorial 4a: High Bias Quantum Transport in Resonant Tunneling Diodes
29 Mar 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Gerhard Klimeck
Resonant Tunneling Diodes - NEMO1D: Motivation / History / Key Insights
Open 1D Systems: Transmission through Double Barrier Structures - Resonant Tunneling
Introduction to RTDs:...
Tutorial 4b: Introduction to the NEMO3D Tool - Electronic Structure and Transport in 3D
Electronic Structure and Transport in 3D - Quantum Dots, Nanowires and Ultra-Thin Body Transistors
Tutorial 4c: Formation of Bandstructure in Finite Superlattices (Exercise Session)
How does bandstructure occur? How large does a repeated system have to be? How does a finite superlattice compare to an infinite superlattice?