
Computational Chemistry: An Introduction to Molecular Dynamic Simulations
08 Dec 2006   Contributor(s):: Shalayna Lair
This module gives a brief overview of computational chemistry, a branch of chemistry concerned with theoretically determining properties of molecules. The fundamentals of how to conduct a computational project are discussed as well as the variety of different models that can be used. Because of...

Spectroscopic Ellipsometry
12 Dec 2006   Contributor(s):: Lynn Marie Santiago
This is the fourth contribution from the students in the University of Texas at El Paso Molecular Electronics course given in the fall of 2006.This presentation is presented at the undergraduate level and introduces spectroscopic ellipsometry, which is one of the most important characterization...

The Transistor
11 Dec 2006   Contributor(s):: Victor Hugo Estrada Rivera, Elizabeth Gardner
This is the third contribution from the students in the University of Texas at El Paso Molecular Electronics course given in the fall of 2006.This PowerPoint presentation describes a brief history of how the transistor was developed, how a transistor works and its possible applications. It is at...

NCN at Northwestern: Student Leadership Council Seminars
05 Nov 2006   Contributor(s):: NCN at Northwestern University
This series is organized by NCN students at Northwestern University.Speakers are invited by the Student Leadership Council to visitNorthwestern to interact with students and faculty, and to presenta research seminar on their research in Computational Nanotechnology.Significant interaction with...

Why is Nanotechnology Multidisciplinary? A perspective of one EE
19 Oct 2006   Contributor(s):: Gerhard Klimeck
The field of nano science and nanotechnology covers broad areas of expertise. Classical fields of Physics, Chemistry, Material Science, Electrical/Mechanical/Chemical Engineering all are involved in the "new" field. Nano research and development is therefore multidisciplinary. This presentation...

Nanoelectronics 101
28 Aug 2006   Contributor(s):: Mark Lundstrom
Semiconductor device technology has transformed our world with supercomputers, personal computers, cell phones, ipods, and much more that we now take for granted. Moore's Law, posited by Intel cofounder Gordon Moore in 1965, states that the number of transistors (the basic building blocks of...

Nanotechnology in Biology
29 Aug 2006   Contributor(s):: Elizabeth Gardner
This is the first of two exercises developed by El Paso High School teachers as part of a two week workshop on nanotechnology education, part of the National Center for Learning and Teaching of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (NCLT) Professional Development Workshop held June 1930, 2006 at...

Understanding Phonon Dynamics via 1D Atomic Chains
04 Apr 2006   Contributor(s):: Timothy S Fisher
Phonons are the principal carriers of thermal energy in semiconductors and insulators, and they serve a vital role in dissipating heat produced by scattered electrons in semiconductor devices. Despite the importance of phonons, rigorous understanding and inclusion of phonon dynamics in...

Technique for High Spatial Resolution, Focused Electrical Stimulation for Electrically Excitable Tissue
08 Aug 2006   Contributor(s):: Matteo Mannino
Cochlear implant devices have made use of electrode pulses as a method of nerve fiber stimulation since their early conception. Electrode stimulation is limiting in both quality and consistency, and a new method is required if significant improvements to implant devices are to be made. By using...

A MATLAB code for Hartree Fock calculation of HH ground state bondlength and energy using STO4G
08 Aug 2006   Contributor(s):: Amritanshu Palaria
Hartree Fock (HF) theory is one of the basic theories underlying the current understanding of the electronic structure of materials. It is a simple nonrelativistic treatment of many electron system that accounts for the antisymmetric (fermion) nature of electronic wavefunction but does not...

Quantum Transport: Atom to Transistor (Spring 2004)
23 May 2006   Contributor(s):: Supriyo Datta
Spring 2004Please Note: A newer version of this course is now available and we would greatly appreciate your feedback regarding the new format and contents.Course Information WebsiteThe development of "nanotechnology" has made it possible to engineer materials and devices on a length scale as...

Nanotubes and Nanowires: Onedimensional Materials
17 Jul 2006 
What is a nanowire? What is a nanotube? Why are they interesting and what are their potential applications? How are they made? This presentation is intended to begin to answer these questions while introducing some fundamental concepts such as waveparticle duality, quantum confinement, the...

How to Breezify Your Presentation and Publish it on the nanoHUB
09 Jul 2006   Contributor(s):: Joseph M. Cychosz
This presentation gives a detailed overview of the process of creating an online presentation for the nanoHUB. It describes how to use AdobeMacromedia's Breeze presentation tool in conjuction with Microsoft Powerpoint to create a narriated presentation, and how to upload it to the nanoHUB.

Vector Free Energy Calculation with Adaptive Biasing Force
18 Jun 2006   Contributor(s):: Eric F Darve
This presentation discusses recent numerical methods to calculate thefree energy as a function of a reaction coordinate for biomolecules.Free energy is often called potential of mean force and represents theeffective potential experienced by a generalized coordinate for abiomolecular system....

Molecular Dynamics Simulations with the SecondGeneration Reactive Empirical Bond Order (REBO) Potential
02 Apr 2006   Contributor(s):: WenDung Hsu, Susan Sinnott
In this presentation, the molecular dynamics (MD) simulation will be introduced first. The applications of MD simulation, the procedure of MD simulation and some speedup methods in MD simulation will be talked. Then the bond order potentials which are capable to predict bond breaking and new...

Teaching approaches for including nanotechnology and other current topics in the undergraduate curriculum: Context, inquiry and authentic science practice
02 May 2006 
Topics in nanotechnology and nanoscience are unlikely to be found to any great extent in traditional instructional materials, including textbooks and laboratory manuals. While this may change in the future, it would be useful for today's undergraduate classroom to make use of teaching approaches...

Switching Energy in CMOS Logic: How far are we from physical limit?
24 Apr 2006   Contributor(s):: Saibal Mukhopadhyay
Aggressive scaling of CMOS devices in technology generation has resulted in exponential growth in device performance, integration density and computing power. However, the power dissipated by a silicon chip is also increasing in every generation and emerging as a major bottleneck to technology...

Nanoscale Transistors: Advanced VLSI Devices (Introductory Lecture)
20 Apr 2006   Contributor(s):: Mark Lundstrom
Welcome to the ECE 612 Introductory/Overview lecture. This course examines the device physics of advanced transistors and the process, device, circuit, and systems considerations that enter into the development of new integrated circuit technologies.

Transforming Society through Emerging Technologies: The National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) at Five Years
19 Apr 2006 
The future is filled with possibilities, and breakthrough sciences such as nanotechnology are moving us ever closer to the next scientific revolution. Purdue University is proud to facilitate such progress through the inaugural Discovery Lecture Series seminar, "Transforming Society through...

The Long and Short of Pickup Stick Transistors: A Promising Technology for Nano and MacroElectronics
11 Apr 2006   Contributor(s):: Muhammad A. Alam
In recent years, there has been enormous interest in the emerging field of largearea macroelectronics, and fabricating thinfilm transistors on flexible substrates. This talk will cover recent work in developing a comprehensive theoretical framework to describe the performance of these...