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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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Homework Assignment: Wavepackets
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07 Jul 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Dragica Vasileska, Gerhard Klimeck
Quantum Mechanics: Wavepackets
In physics, a wave packet is an envelope or packet containing an arbitrary number of wave forms. In quantum mechanics the wave packet is ascribed a special significance: it is interpreted to be a "probability wave" describing the probability that a particle or particles in a particular state...
Reading Material: What is Quantum Mechanics?
08 Jul 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Dragica Vasileska, Gerhard Klimeck
Theoretical Electron Density Visualizer
01 Jul 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Baudilio Tejerina
TEDVis calculates and displays 3D maps of molecular ED and its derivatives from the wave function.
Quantum-Mechanical Reflections in Nanodevices: an Exercise
02 Jul 2008 | | 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 consideration the quantum-mechanical reflections.NSF, ONRDragica Vasileska personal web-site...
Quantum-Mechanical Reflections: an Exercise
30 Jun 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Dragica Vasileska, Gerhard Klimeck
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Dynamics of Quantum Fluids: Path integral and Semiclassical Methods
21 May 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Nancy Makri
The interplay of many-body nonlinear interactions and quantum mechanical effects such as zero-point motion or identical particle exchange symmetries lead to intriguing phenomena in low-temperature fluids, some of which remain poorly understood. Recent advances in theory and methodology have...
Computational Nanoscience, Lecture 20: Quantum Monte Carlo, part I
15 May 2008 | | 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 the mean field approximation. We describe briefly the Slater-Jastrow expansion of the wavefunction,...
Computational Nanoscience, Lecture 21: Quantum Monte Carlo, part II
15 May 2008 | | 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 of a functional form for the wavefunction. The DMC approach is explained, and the fixed node...
Computational Nanoscience, Lecture 13: Introduction to Computational Quantum Mechanics
30 Apr 2008 | | 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.
UV/Vis Spectra simulator
04 Mar 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Baudilio Tejerina
This tool computes molecular electronic spectra.
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...
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...
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
Modeling (Semi) Unstructured Proteins
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.