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Potassium Channels: Conduction, Selectivity, Blockage, Inactivation, and Gating
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03 Nov 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Benoit Roux, NCN SLC@Northwestern
The determination of the structure of the KcsA K+ channel from
Streptomyces lividan has made it possible to investigate the function
of a biological channel at the atomic level. Because of its...
The Limits of CMOS Scaling from a Power-Constrained Technology Optimization Perspective
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17 Oct 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): David J. Frank
As CMOS scaling progresses, it is becoming very clear that power dissipation plays a dominant role in limiting how far scaling can go. This talk will briefly describe the various physical effects...
24 Feb 2005 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Greg Snider
Nanoelectronic architectures at this point are necessarily speculative: We are still evaluating many different approaches to fabrication and are exploring unconventional devices made possible at...
Information Theory and Cell/Nanoparticle Modeling
03 Mar 2005 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Peter J. Ortoleva
Physico-chemical models of cells and nanoparticles are being developed for pure and applied studies. Nanoparticles are simulated by a Poisson-Boltzmann equation (for determining the electric force...
Autonomic Adaptation of Virtual Distributed Environments in a Multi-Domain Infrastructure
11 Jul 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Ryan Riley, Dongyan Xu
By federating resources from multiple domains, a shared infrastructure provides aggregated computation resources to a large number of users. With rapid advances in virtualization technologies, we...
History of Semiconductor Engineering
28 Jun 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Bo Lojek
When basic researchers started working on semiconductors during the late nineteen thirties and on integrated circuits at the end of the nineteen fifties, they did not know that their work would...
What Can We Learn About Doing Content-Based Educational Research on Teaching and Learning from the 30-Year History of Research in Chemical Education?
07 Jun 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): George Bodner
This talk is based on the assumption that one of the functions of the National Center for
Learning & Teaching is to promote basic research on teaching and learning within the
Molecular Dynamics Simulations with the Second-Generation Reactive Empirical Bond Order (REBO) Potential
02 Apr 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Wen-Dung Hsu, Susan Sinnott
In this presentation, the molecular dynamics (MD) simulation will be introduced first. The applications of MD simulation, the procedure of MD simulation and some speed-up methods in MD simulation...
Logic Devices and Circuits on Carbon Nanotubes
05 Apr 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Joerg Appenzeller
Over the last years carbon nanotubes (CNs) have attracted an increasing interest as building blocks for nano-electronics applications. Due to their unique properties enabling e.g. ballistic...
Teaching approaches for including nanotechnology and other current topics in the undergraduate curriculum: Context, inquiry and authentic science practice
02 May 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Gabriela C. Weaver
Topics in nanotechnology and nanoscience are unlikely to be found to any great extent in traditional instructional materials, including textbooks and laboratory manuals. While this may change in...
NCSA: Powering Cyber-research in the 21st Century
09 May 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Thom H. Dunning
Since its creation by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the state of Illinois in
1986, the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University
of Illinois at...
Establishing a Nanotechnology Business
24 Apr 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Daniel Coy
There are several fundamental needs to consider when transitioning nanotechnology discovery into a business and, ultimately, the marketplace. These needs include steady
cash flow, market focus,...
First Principles-Based Modeling of materials: Towards Computational Materials Design
20 Apr 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Alejandro Strachan
Molecular dynamics (MD) simulations with accurate, first principles-based interatomic potentials is a powerful tool to uncover and characterize the molecular-level mechanisms that govern the...
From Vision to Reality: The NNI at Five Years
11 Apr 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mihail "Mike" Roco
Science and engineering are at the heart of the human endeavor leading to a "knowledge society." They also are the primary drivers of global technological competition. The newest key player in...
The Rush to Market, Lack of Knowledge, and Public Trust
11 Apr 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Vivian Weil
What should rivet our attention now is the rush to get nano products into the market
long before the nanoscale phenomena these products exploit are understood.
Nanoscale materials often...
Real-time Technology Assessment
11 Apr 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): David Guston
Real-time technology assessment (RTTA) is a social technology that relies on fundamental understandings of the social, moral, political, and economic dynamics of knowledge-based innovation that...
11 Apr 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): R. Fabian Pease
Nanotechnology comprises the techniques for making things small (<100 nm)
— i.e., nanopatterning — and the resulting applications, ranging from the results of
EDA Challenges in Nanoscale Design: A Synopsys Perspective
11 Apr 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Rich Goldman
Rich Goldman gives an overview of the current state of
the semiconductor and EDA (Electronic Design Automation) industry with a
special focus on the impact of nanometer scale design on design...
Middleware Support for Virtual Distributed Environments in a Shared Distributed Infrastructure
11 Apr 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Dongyan Xu
The job and service-oriented paradigm of the Grid enables a wide spectrum of
applications to share the massive computational power across the Internet. In this talk, I
will present a...
Molecular Dynamics Studies of Gaseous Transport
05 Apr 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Ki-Ho Lee, Jason Myers, Susan Sinnott
Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) have generated a great deal of interest due to their unique properties. In this study, we examine the transport properties of various nanotubes using REBO-MD to determine...