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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.
Learn more about quantum dots from the many resources on this site, listed below. More information on Tight binding can be found here.
Carbon nanotube bandstructure
22 Apr 2010 | | 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 molecules have novel properties that make them potentially useful in many nanotechnology...
Band Structure Lab Demonstration: Bulk Strain
12 Jun 2009 | | 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 | | 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.