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Scattering is a general physical process where some forms of radiation, such as light, sound, or moving particles, are forced to deviate from a straight trajectory by one or more localized non-uniformities in the medium through which they pass. In conventional use, this also includes deviation of reflected radiation from the angle predicted by the law of reflection. Reflections that undergo scattering are often called diffuse reflections and unscattered reflections are called specular(mirror-like) reflections.
Learn more about quantum dots from the many resources on this site, listed below. More information on Scattering can be found here.
ECE 656 Lecture 19: Scattering I - Collision Integral
01 Nov 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Mark Lundstrom
Outline:ReviewCollision operatorElectron-electron scatteringDiscussionSummary
ECE 656 Lecture 20: Scattering II - Relaxation time approximation
Outline:Justification of the RTADiscussionHW prob. 17
ECE 656 Lecture 12: Scattering and Transmission
30 Sep 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Mark Lundstrom
Outline:IntroductionPhysics of carrier scatteringTransmission and mfpMFP and scatteringDiscussionSummary
Computer Graphics Imagery for Motion Pictures and Commercial Advertising: The Achievement of Highly-Realistic Images
19 Aug 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Kenneth Torrance
The talk will review some of the underlying concepts from Radiation Heat Transfer that have now been implemented in synthetic images. In many cases, researchers in graphics have created algorithms that are many times faster and more detailed than the engineering algorithms from which they were...
Lecture 10: Case study-Near-equilibrium Transport in Graphene
19 Aug 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Mark Lundstrom
Near-equilibrium transport in graphene as an example of how to apply the concepts in lectures 1-8.
Lecture 9: Introduction to Phonon Transport
17 Aug 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Mark Lundstrom
This lecture is an introduction to phonon transport. Key similarities and differences between electron and phonon transport are discussed.
Lecture 6: An Introduction to Scattering
16 Aug 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Mark Lundstrom
In this lecture, we show how the mean-free-path (mfp) is related to thetime between scattering events and briefly discuss how the scattering time is related to underlying physical processes.
Alloy Disorder Scattering
11 Jul 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Dragica Vasileska
This set of slides describes Alloy disorder scattering.
This set of slides describes Coulomb Scattering.
20 Jun 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Dragica Vasileska
This set of slides describes the electron-electron interactions scattering rates calculations as it occurs in bulk materials, low-dimensional structures and semiconductor devices.
Tutorial 4a: High Bias Quantum Transport in Resonant Tunneling Diodes
29 Mar 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Gerhard Klimeck
Outline:Resonant Tunneling Diodes - NEMO1D: Motivation / History / Key InsightsOpen 1D Systems: Transmission through Double Barrier Structures - Resonant TunnelingIntroduction to RTDs: Linear Potential DropIntroduction to RTDs: Realistic Doping ProfilesIntroduction to RTDs: Relaxation Scattering...
Tutorial 2: A Bottom-Up View of Heat Transfer in Nanomaterials
23 Mar 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Timothy S Fisher
This lecture provides a theoretical development of the transport of thermal energy by conduction in nanomaterials. The physical nature of energy transport by two carriers—electrons and phonons--will be explored from basic principles using a common Landauer framework. Issues including the quantum...
Boltzmann Transport Equation and Scattering Theory
01 Feb 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Dragica Vasileska
In this presentation we give simple derivation of the Boltzmann transport equation, describe the derivation of Fermi's Golden Rule, and present the derivation of most common scattering mechanisms in semiconductors.
2010 Nano-Biophotonics Summer School @ UIUC Lecture 18 - Propagation, scattering and inverse scattering of evanescent fields
13 Jan 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Paul Scott Carney
2010 Nano-Biophotonics Summer School @ UIUC Lecture 23 - Scattering, Absorbing, and Modulating Nanoprobes for Targeted Imaging and Therapy
13 Jan 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Stephen Boppart
Inelastic Scattering in NEGF: Matlab Implementation and Exercises
02 Jan 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Samiran Ganguly, Supriyo Datta
A set of Matlab scripts has been developed illustrating the treatment of inelastic scattering in non-equilibrium Greens function (NEGF) based quantum transport models. The first script highlights the core principles using a simple conductor described by a (2x2) Hamiltonian matrix, while the...
Surface scattering: Made simple
03 Sep 2010 | | Contributor(s):: Dmitri Nikonov, Himadri Pal
Surface scattering in a quantum well.
2D Scattering Rates Calculation
20 Jul 2010 | | Contributor(s):: Dragica Vasileska, David K. Ferry
this set of slides describes the calculation of the 2D scattering rates in Q2DEG.
Nanoelectronic Modeling Lecture 25a: NEMO1D - Full Bandstructure Effects
07 Jul 2010 | | Contributor(s):: Gerhard Klimeck
(quantitative RTD modeling at room temperature)
ANGEL - A Nonequilibrium Green Function Solver for LEDs
18 Jan 2010 | | Contributor(s):: sebastian steiger
An MPI-parallelized implementation of 1-D NEGF for heterostructures. Includes off-diagonal scattering. Effective mass band structure for electrons and holes. The online tool only provides basic NEGF functionality without scattering.