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Quantum mechanics (QM), also known as quantum physics or quantum theory, is a branch of physics providing a mathematical description of much of the dual particle-like and wave-like behavior and interactions of energy and matter. It departs from classical mechanics primarily at the atomic and subatomic scales, the so-called quantum realm. In advanced topics of QM, some of these behaviors are macroscopic and only emerge at very low or very high energies or temperatures.
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Finite Height Quantum Well: an Exercise for Band Structure
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31 Jan 2008 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): David K. Ferry
Use the Resonant Tunneling Diodes simulation tool on nanoHUB to explore the effects of finite height quantum wells.
Looking at a 2 barrier device, 300 K, no bias, other standard variables, and 3...
Path Integral Monte Carlo
15 Jan 2008 | Tools | Contributor(s): John Shumway, Matthew Gilbert
Electrons in Two Dimensions: Quantum Corrals and Semiconductor Microstructures
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04 Dec 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Eric J. Heller
The images generated by a scanning tunneling microscope are iconic. Some of the most famous are Don Eigler’s quantum corrals, which reveal not only the guest atoms on a surface but especially...
The basics of quantum Monte Carlo
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18 Jun 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Lucas Wagner, Jeffrey C Grossman, Jeffrey B. Neaton
Quantum Monte Carlo is a highly accurate method to approximately solve the Schrodinger equation. I explain quantum Monte Carlo in a way that should be accessible to someone who is somewhat...
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...
Renormalization Group Theories of Strongly Interacting Electronic Structure
20 Apr 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Garnet Chan, NCN SLC@Northwestern
Our work is in the area of the electronic structure and dynamics of complex processes. We engage in developing new and more powerful theoretical techniques which enable us to describe strong...
Molecular Orbital Theory
18 Dec 2006 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Luis Emmanuel Bonilla
This is the seventh contribution from the students in the University of Texas at El Paso Molecular Electronics course given in the fall of 2006.
Luis Bonilla and Abel Perez have designed a...