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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."

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  1. The History of Semiconductor Heterostructures Research: From Early Double Heterostructure Concept to Modern Quantum Dot Structures

    11 Jul 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Zhores I. Alferov

    It would be very difficult today to imagine solid-state physics without semiconductor heterostructures. Semiconductor heterostructures and especially double heterostructures, including quantum...


  2. Thermoelectric Power Factor Calculator for Nanocrystalline Composites

    21 Oct 2008 | Tools | Contributor(s): Terence Musho, Greg Walker

    Quantum Simulation of the Seebeck Coefficient and Electrical Conductivity in a 2D Nanocrystalline Composite Structure using Non-Equilibrium Green's Functions


  3. Tutorial 4b: Introduction to the NEMO3D Tool - Electronic Structure and Transport in 3D

    29 Mar 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Gerhard Klimeck

    Electronic Structure and Transport in 3D - Quantum Dots, Nanowires and Ultra-Thin Body Transistors


  4. Universal Behavior of Strain in Self-assembled Quantum Dots

    05 May 2016 | Downloads | Contributor(s): Hesameddin Ilatikhameneh, Tarek Ahmed Ameen, Gerhard Klimeck, Rajib Rahman

    This resource contains the universal behavior strain files produced by Nemo5. Attached also a Matlab script that can utilize the these compact descriptive files to produce the full strain...


  5. Visualization of and Educational Tool for Quantum Dots

    15 Aug 2004 | Presentation Materials | Contributor(s): Aaron Christensen, Adrian Rios

    Quantum dots (QDs) are confined structures made of metals and semiconductors that are capable of containing free electrons.The ability to visualize these small devices is advantageous in...


  6. VolQD: Graphics Hardware Accelerated Interactive Visual Analytics of Multi-million Atom Nanoelectronics Simulations

    21 Dec 2005 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Wei Qiao

    In this work we present a hardware-accelerated direct volume rendering system for visualizing multivariate wave functions in semiconducting quantum dot (QD) simulations. The simulation...


  7. What Can the TEM Tell You About Your Nanomaterial?

    26 Feb 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Eric Stach

    In this tutorial, I will present a brief overview of the ways that transmission electron microscopy can be used to characterize nanoscale materials. This tutorial will emphasize what TEM does...