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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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ABINIT: First-Time User Guide
09 Jun 2009 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Benjamin P Haley
This first-time user guide provides an introduction to using ABINIT on nanoHUB. We include a very brief summary of Density Functional Theory along with a tour of the Rappture interface. We...
Basics of Quantum Mechanics
01 Jun 2010 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Dragica Vasileska
Classical vs. Quantum physics, particle-wave duality, postulates of quantum mechanics
Computational Nanoscience, Lecture 13: Introduction to Computational Quantum Mechanics
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05 May 2008 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Jeffrey C Grossman, Elif Ertekin
In this lecture we introduce the basic concepts that will be needed as we explore simulation approaches that describe the electronic structure of a system.
Computational Nanoscience, Lecture 20: Quantum Monte Carlo, part I
20 May 2008 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Elif Ertekin, Jeffrey C Grossman
This lecture provides and introduction to Quantum Monte Carlo methods. We review the concept of electron correlation and introduce Variational Monte Carlo methods as an approach to going beyond...
Computational Nanoscience, Lecture 21: Quantum Monte Carlo, part II
20 May 2008 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Jeffrey C Grossman, Elif Ertekin
This is our second lecture in a series on Quantum Monte Carlo methods. We describe the Diffusion Monte Carlo approach here, in which the approximation to the solution is not restricted by choice...
Computational Nanoscience, Lecture 4: Geometry Optimization and Seeing What You're Doing
13 Feb 2008 | Teaching Materials | 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...
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...
Homework Assignment: Wavepackets
08 Jul 2008 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Dragica Vasileska, Gerhard Klimeck
Introduction to Coulomb Blockade Lab
31 Mar 2008 | Teaching Materials | 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...
ME 597 Homework 1: Quantum Transmission
18 Oct 2010 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Ron Reifenberger
Transmission through a Square Barrier
Transmission resonances for an array of square barriers
A simple model for the vdW interaction
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...
Quantum Dot Spectra, Absorption, and State Symmetry: an Exercise
30 Mar 2008 | Teaching Materials | 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...
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-Mechanical Reflections in Nanodevices: an Exercise
02 Jul 2008 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Dragica Vasileska, Gerhard Klimeck
This exercise points out to the fact that quantum-mechanical reflections are going to be significant in nanoscale devices and proper modeling of these device structures must take into...
Quantum-Mechanical Reflections: an Exercise
01 Jul 2008 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Dragica Vasileska, Gerhard Klimeck
Reading Material for Introductory Concepts in Quantum Mechanics
08 Jul 2008 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Dragica Vasileska
Reading Material: Examples and Stark Effect
11 Jul 2008 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Dragica Vasileska
Reading Material: Harmonic Oscillator
10 Jul 2008 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Dragica Vasileska
Reading Material: Postulates of Quantum Mechanics
Reading Material: What is Quantum Mechanics?