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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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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...
Computational Nanoscience, Lecture 17: Tight-Binding, and Moving Towards Density Functional Theory
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24 Mar 2008 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Elif Ertekin, Jeffrey C Grossman
The purpose of this lecture is to illustrate the application of the Tight-Binding method to a simple system and then to introduce the concept of Density Functional Theory. The motivation to...
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...
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.
Semiconductor Device Education Material
28 Jan 2008 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Gerhard Klimeck
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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...
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.