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  1. Nanoelectronics 101

    28 Aug 2006 | | Contributor(s):: Mark Lundstrom

    Semiconductor device technology has transformed our world with supercomputers, personal computers, cell phones, ipods, and much more that we now take for granted. Moore's Law, posited by Intel co-founder Gordon Moore in 1965, states that the number of transistors (the basic building blocks of...

  2. Modeling of Nanoscale Devices

    19 Oct 2006 | | Contributor(s):: M. P. Anantram, Mark Lundstrom, Dmitri Nikonov

    We aim to provide engineers with an introductionto the nonequilibriumGreen’s function (NEGF) approach, which is a powerful conceptual tool and a practical analysismethod to treat nanoscale electronic devices with quantum mechanicaland atomistic effects. We first review the basis for the...

  3. Scientific Ethics and the Signs of Voodoo Science

    18 Oct 2006 | | Contributor(s):: Andrew S. Hirsch

    Until recently, the issue of research ethics had not been a subject of explicit discussion within the Physics community. Over the past ten years, however, documented cases of scientific fraud have brought this issue to center stage. We will explore, through case studies, some examples ranging...

  4. Understanding Phonon Dynamics via 1D Atomic Chains

    04 Apr 2006 | | Contributor(s):: Timothy S Fisher

    Phonons are the principal carriers of thermal energy in semiconductors and insulators, and they serve a vital role in dissipating heat produced by scattered electrons in semiconductor devices. Despite the importance of phonons, rigorous understanding and inclusion of phonon dynamics in...

  5. Conversion of Movie Files to Flash SWFs for Use in Breeze Presentations

    17 Aug 2006 | | Contributor(s):: Rick DeSutter, Joseph M. Cychosz

  6. Conversion of Animated GIFs to Flash SWFs for Use in Breeze Presentations

    17 Aug 2006 | | Contributor(s):: Rick DeSutter, Joseph M. Cychosz

    This guided tutorial explains the process of how to convertan animated GIF into a Flash SWF which can then be inserted into a Adobe Macromedia Breeze presentation. The tutorial uses Adobe Macromedia Flash MX to perform the conversion process.

  7. Insertion of Flash SWFs into Breeze Presentations

    17 Aug 2006 | | Contributor(s):: Rick DeSutter, Joseph M. Cychosz

    This guided tutorial explains the process for inserting movie files as Flash SWFs into your Adobe Macromedia Breeze presentation. Guided tutorials are available which explain the process of how to create Flash SWFs from movie files such as (.mov, .avi, .wmv, etc.) or fromanimated GIFs.

  8. Microphone Selection and Comparison: Hear the Difference

    08 Aug 2006 | | Contributor(s):: Joseph M. Cychosz

    Selecting a microphone can be a difficult task.For presentations, the quality is very much dependent upon the audio clarity and quality of the naration. For meetings, quality can be somewhat less. This presentation gives an audio comparison of the various options listed with our Microphone...

  9. Nanotubes and Nanowires: One-dimensional Materials

    17 Jul 2006 |

    What is a nanowire? What is a nanotube? Why are they interesting and what are their potential applications? How are they made? This presentation is intended to begin to answer these questions while introducing some fundamental concepts such as wave-particle duality, quantum confinement, the...

  10. How to Breezify Your Presentation and Publish it on the nanoHUB

    09 Jul 2006 | | Contributor(s):: Joseph M. Cychosz

    This presentation gives a detailed overview of the process of creating an online presentation for the nanoHUB. It describes how to use Adobe-Macromedia's Breeze presentation tool in conjuction with Microsoft Powerpoint to create a narriated presentation, and how to upload it to the nanoHUB.

  11. Exploring Electron Transfer with Density Functional Theory

    11 Jun 2006 |

    This talk will highlight several illustrative applications of constrained density functionaltheory (DFT) to electron transfer dynamics in electronic materials. The kinetics of thesereactions are commonly expressed in terms of well known Marcus parameters (drivingforce, reorganization energy and...

  12. What is "Nanofluidics"? or The Nano-izing of Fluid Mechanics

    28 Jun 2006 | | Contributor(s):: Steve Wereley

    Micro- and nanoscaled fluid mechanics are rapidly emerging as important supporting fields in biomedical technology, nanotechnology, etc., as well as being important fields of study in their own right. Despite the common use of these terms in the literature, the fluid behavior at these small...

  13. Giving Talks and Posters That People Would Actually Like to See

    28 Jun 2006 | | Contributor(s):: Jerry M. Woodall

    Other than getting a college degree, being able to communicate technical results to non experts (and even experts) in a simple and easily understandable way iscritical to a future successful career path.To this end I will discuss the elements of how to prepare both good power pointand poster...

  14. Vector Free Energy Calculation with Adaptive Biasing Force

    18 Jun 2006 | | Contributor(s):: Eric F Darve

    This presentation discusses recent numerical methods to calculate thefree energy as a function of a reaction coordinate for bio-molecules.Free energy is often called potential of mean force and represents theeffective potential experienced by a generalized coordinate for abio-molecular system....

  15. NanoMOS 3.0: First-Time User Guide

    06 Jun 2006 | | Contributor(s):: Kurtis Cantley, Mark Lundstrom

    This tutorial is an introduction to the nanoMOS simulation tool for new users. Descriptions of input and output parameters are included, along with new features associated with the Rappture interface. There are also descriptions of nine examples that are loadable in the new version to help the...

  16. Random Lasers

    19 May 2006 | | Contributor(s):: Mikhail A. Noginov

    Random lasers are the simplest sources of stimulatedemission without cavity, with the feedback provided by scattering in a gain medium. First proposed in the late 60’s, random lasers have grown to a large research field.This lecture reviews the state of the art of random lasers,provides an...

  17. MATLAB DOs and DON'Ts

    14 May 2006 | | Contributor(s):: Dmitri Nikonov

    Matlab is widely used for simulations but is believed to be unsuitable for complex projects and to produce slow-running software tools. The presentation argues that blind copying of methods typical of C and Fortran is responsible for such inefficiencies; the presentation teaches avoidance of...

  18. Switching Energy in CMOS Logic: How far are we from physical limit?

    24 Apr 2006 | | Contributor(s):: Saibal Mukhopadhyay

    Aggressive scaling of CMOS devices in technology generation has resulted in exponential growth in device performance, integration density and computing power. However, the power dissipated by a silicon chip is also increasing in every generation and emerging as a major bottleneck to technology...

  19. The Long and Short of Pick-up Stick Transistors: A Promising Technology for Nano- and Macro-Electronics

    11 Apr 2006 | | Contributor(s):: Muhammad A. Alam

    In recent years, there has been enormous interest in the emerging field of large-area macro-electronics, and fabricating thin-film transistors on flexible substrates. This talk will cover recent work in developing a comprehensive theoretical framework to describe the performance of these...

  20. Introduction to Condor

    06 Apr 2006 | | Contributor(s):: Alain Roy

    In this talk, Alain Roy introduces Condor and the Condor Project at a very high-level. Condor's matchmaking technologies are discussed, as well as Condor's grid capablities.