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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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ECE 606 Lecture 4: Solution of Schrodinger Equation
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04 Feb 2009 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Muhammad A. Alam
Time-independent Schrodinger Equation
Analytical solution of toy problems
Bound vs. tunneling states
Additional Notes: Numerical solution of Schrodinger Equation
ECE 606 Lecture 3: Elements of Quantum Mechanics
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28 Jan 2009 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Muhammad A. Alam
Why do we need quantum physics
Formulation of quantum mechanics
R. F. Pierret, "Advanced Semiconductor Fundamentals", Modular Series on Solid State...
Thermoelectric Power Factor Calculator for Superlattices
08 Jan 2009 | Tools | Contributor(s): Terence Musho, Greg Walker
Quantum Simulation of the Seebeck Coefficient and Electrical Conductivity in 1D Superlattice Structures using Non-Equilibrium Green's Functions
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
ECE 612 Lecture 4: Polysilicon Gates/QM Effects
12 Sep 2008 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark Lundstrom
Outline: 1) Review, 2) Workfunctionof poly gates,
3) CV with poly depletion,
4) Quantum mechanics and VT,
5) Quantum mechanics and C,
Northwestern University Initiative for Teaching Nanoscience
20 Aug 2008 | Tools | Contributor(s): Baudilio Tejerina
This package allows users to study and analyze of molecular properties using various electronic structure methods.
Piece-Wise Constant Potential Barriers Tool
08 Aug 2008 | Tools | Contributor(s): Xufeng Wang, Samarth Agarwal, Gerhard Klimeck, Dragica Vasileska, Mathieu Luisier, Jean Michel D Sellier
Transmission and the reflection coefficient of a five, seven, nine, eleven and 2n-segment piece-wise constant potential energy profile
Quantum Mechanics for Engineers: Course Assignments
31 Jul 2008 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Dragica Vasileska, Gerhard Klimeck
This set of exercises should help the students better understand the basic principles of quantum mechanics as applied to engineering problems.
Introductory concepts in Quantum Mechanics
Quantum Mechanics for Engineers: Podcasts
14 Jul 2008 | Series | Contributor(s): Dragica Vasileska, Gerhard Klimeck, David K. Ferry
This course will introduce the students to the basic concepts and postulates of quantum mechanics. Examples will include simple systems such as particle in an infinite and finite well, 1D and 2D...
Reading Material: Examples and Stark Effect
11 Jul 2008 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Dragica Vasileska
Quantum Mechanics: Stationary Perturbation Theory
11 Jul 2008 | Series | Contributor(s): Dragica Vasileska, Gerhard Klimeck
Stationary perturbation theory is concerned with finding the changes in the discrete energy levels and the changes in the corresponding energy eigenfunctions of a system, when the Hamiltonian of a...
Quantum Mechanics: Time-Dependent Perturbation Theory
Time-dependent perturbation theory, developed by Paul Dirac, studies the effect of a time-dependent perturbation V(t) applied to a time-independent Hamiltonian H0. Since the perturbed Hamiltonian...
Reading Material: Harmonic Oscillator
10 Jul 2008 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Dragica Vasileska
Slides: Harmonic Oscillator - Classical vs. Quantum
Quantum Mechanics: WKB Approximation
10 Jul 2008 | Series | Contributor(s): Dragica Vasileska, Gerhard Klimeck
In physics, the WKB (Wentzel–Kramers–Brillouin) approximation, also known as WKBJ (Wentzel–Kramers–Brillouin–Jeffreys) approximation, is the most familiar example of a semiclassical...
Slides on Introductory Concepts in Quantum Mechanics
09 Jul 2008 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Dragica Vasileska, David K. Ferry, Gerhard Klimeck
particle wave duality, quantization of energy
Quantum Mechanics: Tunneling
09 Jul 2008 | Series | Contributor(s): Dragica Vasileska, Gerhard Klimeck
In quantum mechanics, quantum tunnelling is a micro nanoscopic phenomenon in which a particle violates the principles of classical mechanics by penetrating a potential barrier or impedance higher...
Quantum Mechanics: Time Independent Schrodinger Wave Equation
In physics, especially quantum mechanics, the Schrödinger equation is an equation that describes how the quantum state of a physical system changes in time. It is as central to quantum mechanics...
Quantum Mechanics: Introductory Concepts
08 Jul 2008 | Series | Contributor(s): Dragica Vasileska, Gerhard Klimeck, David K. Ferry
In this section of the Quantum Mechanics class we discuss the particle-wave duality and the need for the quantization of energy to explain the black-body radiation and the photoelectric effect. We...
Reading Material for Introductory Concepts in Quantum Mechanics
08 Jul 2008 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Dragica Vasileska