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Quantum dots have a small, countable number of electrons confined in a small space. Their electrons are confined by having a tiny bit of conducting material surrounded on all sides by an insulating material. If the insulator is strong enough, and the conducting volume is small enough, then the confinement will force the electrons to have discrete (quantized) energy levels. These energy levels can influence the device behavior at a macroscopic scale, showing up, for example, as peaks in the conductance. Because of the quantized energy levels, quantum dots have been called "artificial atoms." Neighboring, weakly-coupled quantum dots have been called "artificial molecules."

Learn more about quantum dots from the many resources on this site, listed below. More information on Quantum dots can be found here.

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  1. A Gentle Introduction to Nanotechnology and Nanoscience

    13 Feb 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark A. Ratner

    While the Greek root nano just means dwarf, the nanoscale has become a giant focus of contemporary science and technology. We will examine the fundamental issues underlying the excitement...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/1021

  2. Active Photonic Nanomaterials: From Random to Periodic Structures

    06 Feb 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Hui Cao

    Active photonic nanomaterials, which have high gain or large nonlinearity, are essential to the development of nanophotonic devices and circuits. In this talk, I will provide a review of our...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/1012

  3. Atomic Force Microscopy

    01 Dec 2005 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Arvind Raman

    Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) is an indispensible tool in nano science for the fabrication, metrology, manipulation, and property characterization of nanostructures. This tutorial reviews some of...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/520

  4. Atomistic Alloy Disorder in Nanostructures

    26 Feb 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Gerhard Klimeck

    Electronic structure and quantum transport simulations are typically performed in perfectly ordered semiconductor structures. Bands and modes are defined resulting in quantized conduction and...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/2350

  5. Atomistic Modeling and Simulation Tools for Nanoelectronics and their Deployment on nanoHUB.org

    16 Dec 2010 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Gerhard Klimeck

    At the nanometer scale the concepts of device and material meet and a new device is a new material and vice versa. While atomistic device representations are novel to device physicists, the...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/10199

  6. Bandstructure in Nanoelectronics

    01 Nov 2005 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Gerhard Klimeck

    This presentation will highlight, for nanoelectronic device examples, how the effective mass approximation breaks down and why the quantum mechanical nature of the atomically resolved material...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/381

  7. Bionanotechnology: a different perspective

    30 Apr 2008 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Murali Sastry

    The study of the synthesis, exotic properties, assembly/packaging and potential commercial application of nanomaterials is an extremely important topic of research that is expected to have...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/4402

  8. BME 695L Lecture 5: Nanomaterials for Core Design

    03 Oct 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): James Leary

    See references below for related reading. 5.1      Introduction 5.1.1    core building blocks 5.1.2    functional...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/12057

  9. Control of Exchange Interaction in a Double Dot System

    05 Feb 2004 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mike Stopa

    As Rolf Landauer observed in 1960, information is physical. As a consequence, the transport and processing of information must obey the laws of physics. It therefore makes sense to base the laws...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/152

  10. Designing Nanocomposite Materials for Solid-State Energy Conversion

    10 Nov 2005 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Timothy D. Sands

    New materials will be necessary to break through today's performance envelopes for solid-state energy conversion devices ranging from LED-based solid-state white lamps to thermoelectric...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/832

  11. Designing Nanocomposite Thermoelectric Materials

    08 Nov 2005 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Timothy D. Sands

    This tutorial reviews recent strategies for designing high-ZT nanostructured materials, including superlattices, embedded quantum dots, and nanowire composites. The tutorial highlights the...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/383

  12. Engineering at the nanometer scale: Is it a new material or a new device?

    06 Nov 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Gerhard Klimeck

    This seminar will overview NEMO 3D simulation capabilities and its deployment on the nanoHUB as well as an overview of the nanoHUB impact on the community.

    http://nanohub.org/resources/3504

  13. Engineering Nanomedical Systems

    16 Nov 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): James Leary

    This tutorial will cover general problems and approaches to the design of engineered nanomedical systems. An example to be covered is the engineering design of programmable multilayered...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/3539

  14. Engineering Nanomedical Systems

    06 Mar 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): James Leary

    This tutorial discusses general problems and approaches to the design of engineered nanomedical systems. One example given is the engineering design of programmable multilayered nanoparticles...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/1093

  15. Excited State Spectroscopy of a Quantum Dot Molecule

    11 Jan 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Muhammad Usman

    Atomistic electronic structure calculations are performed to study the coherent inter-dot couplings of the electronic states in a single InGaAs quantum dot molecule. The experimentally observed...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/12686

  16. Finite Size Scaling and Quantum Criticality

    02 Jan 2008 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Sabre Kais

    In statistical mechanics, the finite size scaling method provides a systematic way to extrapolate information about criticality obtained from a finite system to the thermodynamic limit. For...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/3526

  17. Finite Size Scaling and Quantum Criticality

    09 May 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Sabre Kais

    The study of quantum phase transitions, which are driven by quantum fluctuations as a consequence of Heisenberg's uncertainty principle, continues to be of increasing interest in the fields...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/2663

  18. HPC and Visualization for multimillion atom simulations

    21 Jun 2005 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Gerhard Klimeck

    This presentation gives an overview of the HPC and visulaization efforts involving multi-million atom simulations for the June 2005 NSF site visit to the Network for Computational Nanotechnology.

    http://nanohub.org/resources/187

  19. Illinois ECE598XL Semiconductor Nanotechnology - 3 - Quantum Dots: Formation

    27 Jun 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Xiuling Li

    http://nanohub.org/resources/11404

  20. Introduction to Quantum Dot Lab

    31 Mar 2008 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Sunhee Lee, Hoon Ryu, Gerhard Klimeck

    The nanoHUB tool "Quantum Dot Lab" allows users to compute the quantum mechanical "particle in a box" problem for a variety of different confinement shapes, such as boxes, ellipsoids, disks, and...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/4194

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