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Description

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. Structure and Morphology of Silicon-Germanium Thin Films

    07 Feb 2015 | Presentation Materials | Contributor(s): Brian Demczyk

    This presentation describes the growth of (Si,Ge & SiGe) thin films on Si and Ge (001) and (111) substrates by ultrahigh vacuum chemical vapor deposition (UHVCVD). Thin films were...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/21913

  2. Surprises on the nanoscale: Plasmonic waves that travel backward and spin birefringence without magnetic fields

    29 Jan 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Daniel Neuhauser

    As nanonphotonics and nanoelectronics are pushed down towards the molecular scale, interesting effects emerge. We discuss how birefringence (different propagation of two polarizations) is...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/2256

  3. Synthesis and Characterization of CdSe Qunatum Dots

    11 Jan 2017 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Nicholas Blake

    In this laboratory, students will study how surfactant-based chemistry can be used to synthesize CdSe quantum dots and study how the size of the quantum dots can be controlled by varying reaction...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/25588

  4. Test for Quantum Dot Lab tool

    09 Nov 2010 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): SungGeun Kim, Saumitra Raj Mehrotra

    This test is aimed at self-learning students or instructors who may be engaged in teaching classes related to the quantum dot lab tool. The level of this test should not be difficult for a...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/9968

  5. 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...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/11436

  6. 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

    http://nanohub.org/resources/nccpf

  7. 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

    http://nanohub.org/resources/11049

  8. 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...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/24150

  9. Valley Dependent g-factors in Silicon: Role of Spin-Orbit and Micromagnets

    13 Dec 2016 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Rajib Rahman

    In this talk I will show that spin splittings in silicon quantum dots are inherently valley-dependent. Interface disorder, such as monoatomic steps, can strongly affect the intrinsic spin-orbit...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/25415

  10. 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...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/743

  11. 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...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/789

  12. 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...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/2359