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In solid-state physics, the tight binding model is an approach to the calculation of electronic band structure using an approximate set of wave functions based upon superposition of wave functions for isolated atoms located at each atomic site. The method is closely related to the linear combination of atomic orbitals molecular orbital method used for molecules. Tight binding calculates the ground state electronic energy and position of band gaps for a molecule.
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Tight Binding Parameters by DFT mapping
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12 Sep 2012 | Notes | Contributor(s): Yaohua Tan, Michael Povolotskyi, Tillmann Christoph Kubis, Yu He, Zhengping Jiang, Gerhard Klimeck, Timothy Boykin
The Empirical Tight Binding(ETB) method is widely used in atomistic device simulations. The reliability of such simulations depends very strongly on the choice of basis sets and the ETB parameters. …
OMEN Nanowire: solve the challenge
05 Feb 2011 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): SungGeun Kim
This document includes a challenging problems for OMEN Nanowire users. It challenges users to establish a nanowire transistor structure such that it satisfy the ITRS 2010 requirements.
OMEN Nanowire Homework Problems
24 Jan 2011 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): SungGeun Kim
OMEN Nanowire homework problems: anyone who has gone through the first-time user guide of OMEN Nanowire and done the examples in the guide should be able to run simulations in these homework …
Thermoelectric effects in semiconductor nanostructures: Role of electron and lattice properties
06 Oct 2010 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Abhijeet Paul, Gerhard Klimeck
This presentation covers some aspects of present development in the field of thermoelectricity and focuses particularly on the silicon nanowires as potential thermoelectric materials. The electronic …
Nanoelectronic Modeling Lecture 40: Performance Limitations of Graphene Nanoribbon Tunneling FETS due to Line Edge Roughness
05 Aug 2010 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Gerhard Klimeck, Mathieu Luisier
This presentation the effects of line edge roughness on graphene nano ribbon (GNR) transitors.. Learning Objectives: GNR TFET Simulation pz Tight-Binding Orbital Model 3D …
Nanoelectronic Modeling Lecture 32: Strain Layer Design through Quantum Dot TCAD
04 Aug 2010 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Gerhard Klimeck, Muhammad Usman
This presentation demonstrates the utilization of NEMO3D to understand complex experimental data of embedded InAs quantum dots that are selectively overgrown with a strain reducing InGaAs layer. …
Nanoelectronic Modeling Lecture 29: Introduction to the NEMO3D Tool
04 Aug 2010 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Gerhard Klimeck
This presentation provides a very high level software overview of NEMO3D. The items discussed are: Modeling Agenda and Motivation Tight-Binding Motivation and basic formula expressions Tight …
Nanoelectronic Modeling Lecture 28: Introduction to Quantum Dots and Modeling Needs/Requirements
20 Jul 2010 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Gerhard Klimeck
This presentation provides a very high level software overview of NEMO1D. Learning Objectives: This lecture provides a very high level overview of quantum dots. The main issues and questions …
ABACUS Exercise: Bandstructure – Kronig-Penney Model and Tight-Binding Exercise
20 Jul 2010 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Dragica Vasileska, Gerhard Klimeck
The objective of this exercise is to start with the simple Kronig-Penney model and understand formations of bands and gaps in the dispersion relation that describes the motion of carriers in 1D …
Tight-Binding Band Structure Calculation Method
08 Jun 2010 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Dragica Vasileska, Gerhard Klimeck
This set of slides describes on simple example of a 1D lattice, the basic idea behind the Tight-Binding Method for band structure calculation.
Carbon nanotube bandstructure
22 Apr 2010 | Animations | Contributor(s): Saumitra Raj Mehrotra, Gerhard Klimeck
Carbon nanotubes are allotropes of carbon with a cylindrical nanostructure, and can be categorized into single-walled nanotubes (SWNT) and multi-walled nanotubes (MWNT). These cylindrical carbon …
Nanoelectronic Modeling Lecture 25b: NEMO1D - Hole Bandstructure in Quantum Wells and Hole Transport in RTDs
09 Mar 2010 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Gerhard Klimeck
Heterostructures such as resonant tunneling diodes, quantum well photodetectors and lasers, and cascade lasers break the symmetry of the crystalline lattice. Such break in lattice symmetry causes a …
Lecture 2: Graphene Fundamentals
22 Sep 2009 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Supriyo Datta
Network for Computational Nanotechnology, Intel Foundation
Band Structure Lab Demonstration: Bulk Strain
12 Jun 2009 | Animations | Contributor(s): Gerhard Klimeck
This video shows an electronic structure calculation of bulk Si using Band Structure Lab. Several powerful features of this tool are demonstrated.
Quantum Dot Lab Demonstration: Pyramidal Qdots
11 Jun 2009 | Animations | Contributor(s): Gerhard Klimeck, Benjamin P Haley
This video shows the simulation and analysis of a pyramid-shaped quantum dot using Quantum Dot Lab. Several powerful analytic features of this tool are demonstrated.
OMEN Nanowire Demonstration: Nanowire Simulation and Analysis
This video shows the simulation and analysis of a nanowire using OMEN Nanowire. Several powerful analytic features of this tool are demonstrated.
02 Sep 2008 | Tools | Contributor(s): SungGeun Kim, Mathieu Luisier, Benjamin P Haley, Abhijeet Paul, Saumitra Raj Mehrotra, Gerhard Klimeck
Full-band 3D quantum transport simulation in nanowire structure
Real space first-principles semiempirical pseudopotentials for Fe/MgO/Fe
03 Dec 2008 | Downloads | Contributor(s): Kirk H. Bevan
A set of semiempirical pseudopotentials for the atomistic modeling of Fe/MgO/Fe tunnel junctions. See the attached document for a full description of their derivation and the modeling approach. …
1D Heterostructure Tool
04 Aug 2008 | Tools | Contributor(s): Arun Goud Akkala, Sebastian Steiger, Jean Michel D Sellier, Sunhee Lee, Michael Povolotskyi, Tillmann Christoph Kubis, Hong-Hyun Park, Samarth Agarwal, Gerhard Klimeck
Poisson-Schrödinger Solver for 1D Heterostructures
ABACUS—Introduction to Semiconductor Devices
Introduction When we hear the words, semiconductor device, we may think first of the transistors in PCs or video game consoles, but transistors are the basic component in all of the electronic …
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