
Using Condor
21 Mar 2006   Contributor(s):: Alain Roy
In this talk, Alain Roy describes details of how to use Condor to run jobs on your local batch system. It is presumed that you have already installed Condor and wish to learn the basics of submitting jobs.

Electron and Ion Microscopies as Characterization Tools for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
27 Feb 2006   Contributor(s):: Eric Stach
This tutorial presents a broad overview of the basic physical principles of techniques used in scanning electron microscopy (SEM), as well as their application to understanding processing/structure/property relationships in nanostructured materials. Special emphasis is placed on the capabilities...

Engineering Nanomedical Systems
06 Mar 2006   Contributor(s):: James Leary
This tutorial discusses general problems and approaches to the design of engineered nanomedical systems. One example given is the engineering design of programmable multilayered nanoparticles (PMNP) to control a multisequence process of targeting to rare cells invivo, retargeting to...

Making the Tiniest and Fastest Transistor using Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD)
13 Feb 2006   Contributor(s):: peide ye
Atomic layer deposition (ALD) is an emerging nanotechnology enables the deposit of ultrathin films, one atomic layer by one atomic layer. ALD provides a powerful, new capability to grow or regrow nanoscale ultrathin films of metals, semiconductors and insulators. This presentation introduces ALD...

A Gentle Introduction to Nanotechnology and Nanoscience
13 Feb 2006   Contributor(s):: Mark Ratner
While the Greek root nano just means dwarf, the nanoscale has become a giant focus of contemporary science and technology. We will examine the fundamental issues underlying the excitement involved in nanoscale research  what, why and how. Specific topics include assembly, properties,...

An Overview of Virtualization Techniques
03 Feb 2006   Contributor(s):: Renato Figueiredo
This presentation presents an introduction to resource virtualizationtechniques, which are one of the foundations of the infrastructure foronline simulation provided by the nanoHUB.

A Primer on Semiconductor Device Simulation
23 Jan 2006   Contributor(s):: Mark Lundstrom
Computer simulation is now an essential tool for the research and development of semiconductor processes and devices, but to use a simulation tool intelligently, one must know what's "under the hood." This talk is a tutorial introduction designed for someone using semiconductor device simulation...

NanoScale Device Simulations Using PROPHETPart II: PDE Systems
20 Jan 2006   Contributor(s):: yang liu,
Part II uses examples toillustrate how to build userdefined PDE systems in PROPHET.

NanoScale Device Simulations Using PROPHETPart I: Basics
20 Jan 2006   Contributor(s):: yang liu,
Part I covers the basics of PROPHET,including the setup of simulation structures and parameters based onpredefined PDE systems.

NanoScale Device Simulations Using PROPHET
20 Jan 2006   Contributor(s):: yang liu,
These two lectures are aimed to give a practical guide to the use of ageneral device simulator (PROPHET) available on nanoHUB. PROPHETis a partial differential equation (PDE) solver that offers usersthe flexibility of integrating new models and equations for theirnanodevice simulations. The...

A TopDown Introduction to the NEGF Approach
14 Jun 2004   Contributor(s):: Mark Lundstrom
A TopDown Introduction to the NEGF Approach

Hierarchical Physical Models for Analysis of Electrostatic Nanoelectromechanical Systems (NEMS)
05 Jan 2006   Contributor(s):: Narayan Aluru
This talk will introduce hierarchical physical models and efficient computational techniques for coupled analysis of electrical, mechanical and van der Waals energy domains encountered in Nanoelectromechanical Systems (NEMS). Numerical results will be presented for several silicon...

Quantum Corrections for Monte Carlo Simulation
05 Jan 2006   Contributor(s):: Umberto Ravaioli
Size quantization is an important effect in modern scaled devices. Due to the cost and limitations of available full quantum approaches, it is appealing to extend semiclassical simulators by adding corrections for size quantization. Monte Carlo particle simulators are good candidates, because a...

Atomic Force Microscopy
01 Dec 2005   Contributor(s):: Arvind Raman
Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) is an indispensible tool in nano science for the fabrication, metrology, manipulation, and property characterization of nanostructures. This tutorial reviews some of the physics of the interaction forces between the nanoscale tip and sample, the dynamics of the...

Quantum Chemistry Part II
08 Jul 2004   Contributor(s):: George C. Schatz
This tutorial will provide an overview of electronic structure calculations from achemist's perspective. This will include a review of the basic electronic structuretheories.

First Principlesbased Atomistic and Mesoscale Modeling of Materials
01 Dec 2005   Contributor(s):: Alejandro Strachan
This tutorial will describe some of the most powerful and widely used techniques for materials modeling including i) first principles quantum mechanics (QM), ii) largescale molecular dynamics (MD) simulations and iii) mesoscale modeling, together with the strategies to bridge between them....

Designing Nanocomposite Thermoelectric Materials
08 Nov 2005   Contributor(s):: Timothy D. Sands
This tutorial reviews recent strategies for designing highZT nanostructured materials, including superlattices, embedded quantum dots, and nanowire composites. The tutorial highlights the challenges inherent to coupled electronic and thermal transport properties.

Bandstructure in Nanoelectronics
01 Nov 2005   Contributor(s):: Gerhard Klimeck
This presentation will highlight, for nanoelectronic device examples, how the effective mass approximation breaks down and why the quantum mechanical nature of the atomically resolved material needs to be included in the device modeling. Atomistic bandstructure effects in resonant tunneling...

Nanoparticle Synthesis and Assembly for Biological Sensing
25 Oct 2005   Contributor(s):: Gil Lee
Nanoparticles have unique physical and chemical properties that make them very useful for biological and chemical sensing. For example, colloidal gold has been used as an optical transducer for antibody based sensing for over twenty years and is the basis for a many of the pointofuse...

Simple Theory of the Ballistic MOSFET
11 Oct 2005   Contributor(s):: Mark Lundstrom
Silicon nanoelectronics has become silicon nanoelectronics, but we still analyze, design, and think about MOSFETs in more or less in the same way that we did 30 years ago. In this talk, I will describe a simple analysis of the ballistic MOSFET. No MOSFET is truly ballistic, but approaching this...