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Crystal Structures - Packing Efficiency Exercise
15 Jun 2010 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Dragica Vasileska, Gerhard Klimeck
Consider the most efficient way of packing together equal-sized spheres and stacking close-packed atomic planes in three dimensions. For example, if plane A lies beneath plane B, there are two...
08 Jun 2010 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): David K. Ferry, Dragica Vasileska, Gerhard Klimeck
In mineralogy and crystallography, a crystal structure is a unique arrangement of atoms in a crystal. A crystal structure is composed of a basis, a set of atoms arranged in a particular way, and a...
Crystal Directions and Miller Indices
Miller indices are a notation system in crystallography for planes and directions in crystal lattices. In particular, a family of lattice planes is determined by three integers, l, m, and n, the...
Nanotechnology Animation Gallery
22 Apr 2010 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Saumitra Raj Mehrotra, Gerhard Klimeck
Animations and visualization are generated with various nanoHUB.org tools to enable insight into nanotechnology and nanoscience. Click on image for detailed description and larger image download....
16 Apr 2010 | Animations | Contributor(s): Saumitra Raj Mehrotra, Gerhard Klimeck
A fullerene is any molecule composed entirely of carbon, and can take the form of hollow spheres, ellipsoids, or tubes. Spherical fullerenes (often referred to as "buckyballs") are one of the...
Illinois ECE 440: Introduction to Crystal Properties Homework
28 Jan 2010 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Mohamed Mohamed
This homework Assignment covers basic introduction to Material Properties and Crystal Structures.
X-ray Diffraction and Reflectivity Analysis of Thin Films and Nanomaterials
29 Dec 2009 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mauro Sardela
A review of x-ray analysis techniques applied to the characterization of nanomaterials will be presented with focus on x-ray lab source instrumentation similar to the facilities available at the...
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
Course is dual listed as...
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.
Crystal Viewer Demonstration: Bravais Lattices
12 Jun 2009 | Animations | Contributor(s): Gerhard Klimeck, Benjamin P Haley
This video shows the exploration of several crystal structures using the Crystal Viewer tool. Several powerful features of this tool are demonstrated.
Crystal Viewer Demonstration: Bravais Lattices 2
This video shows the exploration of several crystal structures using the Crystal Viewer tool. Several powerful features of this tool are demonstrated
Crystal Viewer Demonstration: Various Crystal Systems
This video shows the use of the Crystal Viewer Tool to visualize several crystal systems, including Si, GaAs, C60 Buckyball, and a carbon nanotube. Crystal systems are rotated in 3D, zoomed in...
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...
Crystal Viewer Tool: First-Time User Guide
01 Jun 2009 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Abhijeet Paul, Benjamin P Haley, Gerhard Klimeck
This first-time user guide is an introduction to the Crystal Viewer Tool lab. It provides basic definitions, including a definition of crystals. Any suggestions for changes and corrections are...
Carrier Statistics Lab: First-Time User Guide
09 Mar 2009 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Abhijeet Paul, Gerhard Klimeck, Benjamin P Haley, Saumitra Raj Mehrotra
This first-time user guide is an introduction to the Carrier Statistics Lab . It provides basic definitions, guidance on how to run the tool, and suggested exercises to help users get accustomed...
ECE 606 Lecture 2: Geometry of Periodic Crystals
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28 Jan 2009 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Muhammad A. Alam
Volume & surface issues for BCC, FCC, Cubic lattices
Important material systems
Helpful software tool: Crystal Viewer in the ABACUS tool suite.
ECE 606 Lecture 1: Introduction
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Current flow in semiconductors
Types of material systems
Classification of crystals
Assembly for Nanotechnology Survey Courses
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06 Nov 2008 | Tools | Contributor(s): Gerhard Klimeck, Dragica Vasileska
Educational Tools for Classroom and Homework use to introduce nanotechnology concepts
Illinois MATSE 280 Introduction to Engineering Materials, Lecture 3 Part 3: Crystallographic Points, Directions, and Planes
23 Sep 2008 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Duane Douglas Johnson, Omar N Sobh
Crystallographic Points, Directions, and Planes
Issues to Address...
How to define points, directions, planes, as well as
linear, planar, and volume densities
Define basic terms and give...
Illinois ECE 440 Solid State Electronic Devices, Lecture 2: Crystal Lattices
14 Aug 2008 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Eric Pop
Periodic arrangement of atoms
Repeated unit cells (solid-state)
Stuffing atoms into unit cells
Diamond (Si) and zinc blende (GaAs)crystal structures