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Crystal Structures - Packing Efficiency Exercise
15 Jun 2010 | 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 possible ways of placing an additional atom on top of layer B. If an additional layer was placed...
08 Jun 2010 | 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 lattice. The basis is located upon the points of a lattice spanned by lattice vectors, which is an...
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 Miller indices. They are written (lmn) and denote planes orthogonal to a direction (l,m,n) in the...
Nanotechnology Animation Gallery
22 Apr 2010 | | 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. Additional animations are also available Featured nanoHUB tools: Band Structure Lab. Carrier...
16 Apr 2010 | | 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 known structurally different form of carbon. C60 are the most common of buckyball structures. …
Illinois ECE 440: Introduction to Crystal Properties Homework
28 Jan 2010 | | 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 | | 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 Birck Nanotechnology Center. Practical aspects of data acquisition and interpretation using x-ray...
ME 597 Lecture 1: Introduction to Basic Quantum Mechanics
01 Sep 2009 | | Contributor(s):: Ron Reifenberger
Note: This lecture has been revised since its original presentation.Topics:Introduction to Basic Quantum MechanicsEnergy States in Periodic Crystals
Band Structure Lab Demonstration: Bulk Strain
12 Jun 2009 | | 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 | | 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 and out, and the lattice style changes from sticks and balls to lines to spheres.
ABINIT: First-Time User Guide
09 Jun 2009 | | 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 discuss the default simulation (what happens if you don't change any inputs, and just hit "simulate") as...
Crystal Viewer Tool: First-Time User Guide
01 Jun 2009 | | 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 welcomed.
Carrier Statistics Lab: First-Time User Guide
09 Mar 2009 | | 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 to the idea of distribution functions as well as how these functions are used in determining the...
ECE 606 Lecture 2: Geometry of Periodic Crystals
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28 Jan 2009 | | Contributor(s):: Muhammad A. Alam
Outline:Volume & surface issues for BCC, FCC, Cubic latticesImportant material systemsMiller indices ConclusionsHelpful software tool: Crystal Viewer in the ABACUS tool suite.
ECE 606 Lecture 1: Introduction
Outline:Course information Current flow in semiconductors Types of material systems Classification of crystals
Assembly for Nanotechnology Survey Courses
05 Nov 2008 | | 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
22 Sep 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Duane Douglas Johnson, Omar N Sobh
Crystallographic Points, Directions, and PlanesIssues to Address...How to define points, directions, planes, as well aslinear, planar, and volume densitiesDefine basic terms and give examples of each: Points (atomic positions) Vectors (defines a particular direction - plane normal) Miller...
Illinois ECE 440 Solid State Electronic Devices, Lecture 2: Crystal Lattices
14 Aug 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Eric Pop
Crystal Lattices:Periodic arrangement of atomsRepeated unit cells (solid-state)Stuffing atoms into unit cellsDiamond (Si) and zinc blende (GaAs)crystal structuresCrystal planesCalculating densities