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Tutorial 1: Atomistic Material Science - ab initio simulations of materials
03 Nov 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Alejandro Strachan
This lecture introduces first principles electronic structure calculations of materials properties.
It describes the approximations made to the many-body Schrodinger equation in Hartree Fock and...
Tutorial 2: Atomistic Material Science - Molecular Dynamics simulations of materials
This lecture introduces the concept of molecular dynamics
(MD) simulations of materials focusing on the physics and approximations underlying the simulations and interpretation of their results.
Development of the ReaxFF reactive force fields and applications to combustion, catalysis and material failure
12 Sep 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Adri van Duin
This lecture will describe how the traditional, non-reactive FF-concept can be extended for application including reactive events by introducing bond order/bond distance concepts. Furthermore, it...
OPV: Time Domain Ab Initio Studies of Organic-Inorganic Composites for Solar Cells
31 Jan 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Oleg Prezhdo
This presentation was part of the "Organic Photovoltaics: Experiment and Theory" workshop at the 2010 Users' Meeting of the Molecular Foundry and the National Center for Electron Microscopy, both...
ME 597A Lecture 13: Uncertainty Quantification of Molecular Dynamics Simulations
31 Jan 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Alejandro Strachan
Guest lecturer: Alejandro Strachan.
Addressing Molecular Dynamics Time-scale Issues to Study Atomic-scale Friction
12 Oct 2010 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Ashlie Martini
This presentation will include an introduction to several accelerated molecular dynamics methods. However, particular focus will be given to parallel replica (ParRep) dynamics in which atomistic...
Tutorial 3b: Materials Simulation by First-Principles Density Functional Theory II
14 Sep 2010 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Umesh V. Waghmare
This lecture is part of the
2010 NCN@Purdue Summer School: Electronics from the Bottom Up.
“Electronics from the Bottom Up” is an educational initiative designed to bring a new perspective to...
Ripples and Warping of Graphene: A Theoretical Study
08 Jun 2010 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Umesh V. Waghmare
We use first-principles density functional theory based analysis to understand formation of ripples in graphene and related 2-D materials. For an infinite graphene, we show that ripples are linked...
Atomic Picture of Plastic Deformation in Metals: Overview Lecture
24 Jan 2010 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Alejandro Strachan
The lecture describes the objectives of the learning module and provides the necessary background for the activities. We briefly discuss the following topics:
mechanical response of macroscopic...
Atomic Picture of Plastic Deformation in Metals: Prelab Lecture
This lecture provides a detailed description of the activities the students will perform in the lab. We present a tutorial with step by step instructions on how to run MD simulations using the...
Energy and Nanoscience A More Perfect Union
29 Mar 2009 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark A. Ratner
Huge problems of energy and sustainability confront the science/engineering community, mankind, and our planet. The energy problem comes in many dimensions, including supply, demand, conservation,...
Illinois Center for Cellular Mechanics: Discovery through the Computational Microscope
11 Feb 2009 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Klaus Schulten
All-atom molecular dynamics simulations have become increasingly popular as a tool
to investigate protein function and dynamics. However, researchers are...
Illinois PHYS 466, Lecture 4: Molecular Dynamics
05 Feb 2009 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): David M. Ceperley
What to choose in an integrator
The Verlet algorithm
Boundary Conditions in Space and time
Reading assignment: Frenkel and Smit Chapter 4
Nanoparticle and Colloidal Simulations with Molecular Dynamics
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05 Dec 2008 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Steve Plimpton
Modeling nanoparticle or colloidal systems in a molecular dynamics (MD) code requires coarse-graining on several levels to achieve meaningful simulation times for study of rheological and other...
MSE 597G Lecture 4: Interatomic potentials I
14 Nov 2008 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Alejandro Strachan
Interatomic potentials: pairwise potentials.
MSE 597G Lecture 3: Statistical Mechanics II
Basic physics: statistical mechanics, Algorithms: Integrating the equations of motion.
Running MD on the nanoHUB: The nano-MATERIALS Simulation Toolkit
13 Nov 2008 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Alejandro Strachan
A quick demostration of the nanoHUB tool: nano-Materials Simulation Toolkit.
MSE 597G Lecture 5: Interatomic potentials II
Embedded atom model for metals,
Three body terms for semiconductors: Stillinger-Weber,
Electrostatics and Covalent interactions.
MSE 597G: An Introduction to Molecular Dynamics
MSE 597G Lecture 6: Interatomic potentials III
12 Nov 2008 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Alejandro Strachan
Reactive force fields,
Parameterization of interatomic potentials