
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...

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.

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 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...

Overview of Computational Nanoscience: a UC Berkeley Course
01 Feb 2008   Contributor(s):: Jeffrey C Grossman, Elif Ertekin
This course will provide students with the fundamentals of computational problemsolving techniques that are used to understand and predict properties of nanoscale systems. Emphasis will be placed on how to use simulations effectively, intelligently, and cohesively to predict properties that...

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...

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.

[Illinois] Physics 550 Biomolecular Physics
05 Sep 2013   Contributor(s):: Klaus Schulten, Taekjip Ha
Physical concepts governing the structure and function of biological macromolecules; general properties, spatial structure, energy levels, dynamics and functions, and relation to other complex physical systems such as glasses; recent research in biomolecular physics; physical...