
Atomistic Material Science
03 Nov 2011   Contributor(s):: Alejandro Strachan
This course introduces first principles electronic structure calculations of materials properties and the concept of molecular dynamics (MD) simulations of materials focusing on the physics and approximations underlying the simulations and interpretation of their results.

Atomic Picture of Plastic Deformation in Metals via Online Molecular Dynamics Simulations
01 Jun 2011   Contributor(s):: Alejandro Strachan
The main goal of this learning module is to introduce students to the atomiclevel processes responsible for plastic deformation in crystalline metals and help them develop a more intuitive understanding of how materials work at molecular scales. The module consists of: i) Two introductory...

MSE 405 Physics of Solids
29 Jan 2011   Contributor(s):: Mark Hersam
Introduction to quantum mechanics and solid state physics. Specific topics include free electron behavior, potential energy wells and barriers, energy band theory, phonons, and electrical properties of metals and semiconductors. This course develops many concepts of fundamental interest to...

Tutorial 3: Materials Simulation by FirstPrinciples Density Functional Theory
14 Sep 2010   Contributor(s):: Umesh V. Waghmare
This twopart lecture will provide an introduction to firstprinciples density functional theory based methods for simulation of materials, with a focus on determination of interatomic force constants and vibrational spectra of nano structures and extended periodic materials.

ME 597/PHYS 570: Fundamentals of Atomic Force Microscopy (Fall 2010)
01 Sep 2010   Contributor(s):: Ron Reifenberger, Arvind Raman
Fall 2010A course for students interested in learning the fundamentals underlying Atomic Force Microscopy.

Short Course on Molecular Dynamics Simulation
13 Oct 2009   Contributor(s):: Ashlie Martini
This set of ten presentations accompanied a graduate level course on Molecular Dynamics simulation. The specific objective of the course (and the presentations) is to provide:1. Awareness of the opportunities and limitations of Molecular Dynamics as a tool for scientific and engineering...

ME 597/PHYS 570: Fundamentals of Atomic Force Microscopy (Fall 2009)
03 Sep 2009   Contributor(s):: Ron Reifenberger, Arvind Raman
A course for students interested in learning the fundamentals underlying Atomic Force Microscopy.

ECET 499N: Introduction to Nanotechnology
30 Mar 2009   Contributor(s):: Helen McNally
An introduction to the emerging area of nanotechnology will be studied. The primary focus will be on the technologies of nanotechnology, with specific emphasis on electronics and electrical measurements. Instruments and techniques used in nanotechnology will be described and explored which...

Illinois MatSE485/Phys466/CSE485  AtomicScale Simulation
27 Jan 2009   Contributor(s):: David M. Ceperley
THE OBJECTIVE is to learn and apply fundamental techniques used in (primarily classical) simulations in order to help understand and predict properties of microscopic systems in materials science, physics, chemistry, and biology. THE EMPHASIS will be on connections between the simulation results...

MSE 597G An Introduction to Molecular Dynamics
13 Nov 2008   Contributor(s):: Alejandro Strachan
The goal of this short course is to provide an introduction to the theory and algorithms behind MD simulations, describe some of the most exciting recent developments in the field and exemplify with a few applications applications. The series also includes a tutorial on the nanoMATERIALS...

Illinois MATSE 280: Introduction to Engineering Materials
18 Aug 2008   Contributor(s):: Duane Douglas Johnson
This course introduces you to the materials science and engineering of metals, ceramics, polymers, and electronic materials. Topics include: bonding, crystallography, imperfections, phase diagrams, properties and processing of materials. Case studies are used when appropriate to exemplify the...

MSE 582 Transmission Electron Microscopy Skills
28 Jan 2008   Contributor(s):: Eric Stach
Practical introduction to the operation of transmission electron microscopes. Microscope design and function; imaging and diffraction modes and image content; instrument operation. Required of all students who use the TEM in their research.

Lectures on Molecular Dynamics Modeling of Materials
09 Jan 2008   Contributor(s):: Alejandro Strachan
Molecular dynamics simulations are playing an increasingly important role in many areas of science and engineering, from biology and pharmacy to nanoelectronics and structural materials. Recent breakthroughs in methodologies and in first principlesbased interatomic potentials significantly...

MSE 376 Nanomaterials
24 Oct 2006 
"Nanomaterials," is an interdisciplinary introduction to processing, structure, and properties of materials at the nanometer length scale. The course will cover recent breakthroughs and assess the impact of this burgeoning field. Specific nanofabrication topics include epitaxy, beam...

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...

Curriculum on Nanotechnology
27 Jan 2005 
To exploit the opportunities that nanoscience is giving us, engineers will need to learn how to think about materials, devices, circuits, and systems in new ways. The NCN seeks to bring the new understanding emerging from research in nanoscience into the graduate and undergraduate curriculum....