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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. Thermoelectric Power Factor Calculator for Nanocrystalline Composites

    18 Oct 2008 | | 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

  2. How do I interpret CV measurements of self-assembled quantum dot stacks?

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    I’ve been reading papers where CV measurements of stacks of self-assembled quantum dots are used to characterise the energy levels in the dots. I am at a loss to interpret the plots. For...

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  3. Nanobiotechnology – a different perspective

    22 Jul 2008 | | 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 far-reaching global impact. The focus of my talk will be on an emerging branch of nanotechnology that...

  4. Nano Carbon: From ballistic transistors to atomic drumheads

    14 May 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Paul L. McEuen

    Carbon takes many forms, from precious diamonds to lowly graphite. Surprisingly, it is the latter that is the most prized by nano physicists. Graphene, a single layer of graphite, can serve as an impenetrable membrane a single atom thick. Rolled up into a nanometer-diameter cylinder--a carbon...

  5. Bionanotechnology: a different perspective

    30 Apr 2008 | | 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 far-reaching global impact. The focus of my talk will be on an emerging branch of nanotechnology that...

  6. Introduction to Coulomb Blockade Lab

    31 Mar 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Bhaskaran Muralidharan, Xufeng Wang, Gerhard Klimeck

    The tutorial is based on the Coulomb Blockade Lab available online at Coulomb Blockade Lab. Students are introduced to the concepts of level broadening and charging energies in artificial atoms (single quantum dots) and molecules (coupled quantum dots).A tutorial level introduction to the...

  7. Coulomb Blockade Simulation

    05 Jul 2006 | | Contributor(s):: Xufeng Wang, Bhaskaran Muralidharan, Gerhard Klimeck

    Simulate Coulomb Blockade through Many-Body Calculations in a single and double quantum dot system

  8. Introduction to Quantum Dot Lab

    31 Mar 2008 | | 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 differentconfinement shapes, such as boxes, ellipsoids, disks, and pyramids. Users can explore, interactively, the energy spectrum and orbital shapes of new quantized...

  9. Quantum Dot Spectra, Absorption, and State Symmetry: an Exercise

    30 Mar 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Gerhard Klimeck

    The tutorial questions based on the Quantum Dot Lab v1.0 available online at Quantum Dot Lab. Students are asked to explore the various different quantum dot shapes, optimize the intra-band absorption through geometry variations, and consider the concepts of state symmetry and eigenstates.NCN@Purdue

  10. Nanoelectronic Modeling: Multimillion Atom Simulations, Transport, and HPC Scaling to 23,000 Processors

    07 Mar 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Gerhard Klimeck

    Future field effect transistors will be on the same length scales as “esoteric” devices such as quantum dots, nanowires, ultra-scaled quantum wells, and resonant tunneling diodes. In those structures the behavior of carriers and their interaction with their environment need to be fundamentally...

  11. MCW07 Physics of Contact Induced Current Asymmetry in Transport Through Molecules

    25 Feb 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Bhaskaran Muralidharan, owen miller, Neeti Kapur, Avik Ghosh, Supriyo Datta

    We first outline the qualitatively different physics involved in the charging-induced current asymmetries in molecular conductors operating in the strongly coupled (weakly interacting) self-consistent field (SCF) and the weakly coupled (strongly interacting) Coulomb Blockade (CB) regimes. The CB...

  12. Path Integral Monte Carlo

    13 Dec 2007 | | Contributor(s):: John Shumway, Matthew Gilbert

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  13. Development of a Nanoelectronic 3-D (NEMO 3-D ) Simulator for Multimillion Atom Simulations and Its Application to Alloyed Quantum Dots

    14 Jan 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Gerhard Klimeck, Timothy Boykin

    Material layers with a thickness of a few nanometers are common-place in today’s semiconductordevices. Before long, device fabrication methods will reach a point at which the other two devicedimensions are scaled down to few tens of nanometers. The total atom count in such deca-nanodevices is...

  14. Finite Size Scaling and Quantum Criticality

    02 Jan 2008 | | 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 quantum systems, the finite size corresponds not to the spatial dimension but to the number of elements in...

  15. NanoElectronic MOdeling: NEMO

    20 Dec 2007 | | Contributor(s):: Gerhard Klimeck

    This presentation was one of 13 presentations in the one-day forum, "Excellence in Computer Simulation," which brought together a broad set of experts to reflect on the future of computational science and engineering.Novel nanoelectronic devices such as quantum dots, nanowires, and ultra-scaled...

  16. Engineering Nanomedical Systems

    16 Nov 2007 | | 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 nanoparticles (PMNP) to control a multi-sequence process of targeting to rare cells in-vivo, re-targeting to...

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

    06 Nov 2007 | | 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.

  18. KIST/PU Multi-Component, Multi-Functional Nanomedical Systems for Drug/Gene Delivery

    23 Oct 2007 | | Contributor(s):: James Leary

    In this brief paper we describe some of our recent efforts to construct multi-component, multi-functional nanomedical systems for delivery of therapeutic genes. We first describe the general philosophy of our approach. Then we describe three specific aspects of the overall construction in simple...

  19. MCW07 Simple Models for Molecular Transport Junctions

    13 Sep 2007 | | Contributor(s):: , Abraham Nitzan, Mark Ratner

    We review our recent research on role of interactions in molecular transport junctions. We consider simple models within nonequilibrium Green function approach (NEGF) in steady-state regime.

  20. Micro-scaled Biochips with Optically Active Surfaces for Near and Far-field Analysis of Cellular Fluorescence

    31 Aug 2007 | | Contributor(s):: Huw Summers

    The integration of thin (< 100 nm) metal films with micro-scaleoptical waveguides provides a route to controlled spatialexcitation of cellular fluorescence within a biochip platform.Surface bound electron-plasma oscillations (surface plasmon waves)interact with photons to produce an...