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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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Modeling (Semi) Unstructured Proteins
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26 Mar 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Michael Colvin
The past century has seen tremendous progress in determining the biochemical and biophysical processes that constitute life. One exciting consequence of this understanding is the possibility of developing mathematical models of biological function that are accurate and even predictive. My...
Quantum and Semi-classical Electrostatics Simulation of SOI Trigates
19 Feb 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Hyung-Seok Hahm, Andres Godoy
Generate quantum/semi-classical electrostatic simulation results for a simple Trigate structure
09 Oct 2007 | | Contributor(s):: Baudilio Tejerina, Jeff Reimers
Semi-empirical Molecular Orbital calculations.
Computational Nanoscience, Lecture 4: Geometry Optimization and Seeing What You're Doing
13 Feb 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Jeffrey C Grossman, Elif Ertekin
In this lecture, we discuss various methods for finding the ground state structure of a given system by minimizing its energy. Derivative and non-derivative methods are discussed, as well as the importance of the starting guess and how to find or generate good initial structures. We also briefly...
Finite Height Quantum Well: an Exercise for Band Structure
31 Jan 2008 | | 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 nm thick barriers and a 7 nm quantum well, determine the energies of the two lowest quasi-bound states.
Path Integral Monte Carlo
13 Dec 2007 | | Contributor(s):: John Shumway, Matthew Gilbert
Electrons in Two Dimensions: Quantum Corrals and Semiconductor Microstructures
04 Dec 2007 | | 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 interference patterns of electrons shuttling back and forth along the surface. To understand the...
The basics of quantum Monte Carlo
15 Jun 2007 | | 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 familiar with quantum mechanics. The discussion is mostly conceptual.Lucas Wagner is a postdoctoral...
Finite Size Scaling and Quantum Criticality
09 May 2007 | | 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 of condensed matter and atomic and molecular physics. In this field we have established an analogy between...
Renormalization Group Theories of Strongly Interacting Electronic Structure
20 Apr 2007 | | Contributor(s):: Garnet Chan, NCN at Northwestern University
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 electronic correlation problems.Of particular theoretical interest are the construction of fast...
Molecular Orbital Theory
18 Dec 2006 | | 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 presentation on molecular orbital theory for high school students.Abel Perez: I obtained my BS at Instituto...