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A wave function is a mathematical tool used in quantum mechanics. It is a function typically of space or momentum or spin and possibly of time that returns the probability amplitude of a position or momentum for a subatomic particle. Mathematically, it is a function from a space that maps the possible states of the system into the complex numbers. The laws of quantum mechanics (the Schrödinger equation) describe how the wave function evolves over time.
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Discussion Session 3 (Lectures 5 and 6)
09 Sep 2010 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Supriyo Datta
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ECE 656 Lecture 1: Bandstructure Review
26 Aug 2009 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark Lundstrom
Bandstructure in bulk semiconductors
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ECE 656 Lecture 27: Scattering of Bloch Electrons
13 Nov 2009 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark Lundstrom
ADP Scattering in graphene
Introduction to Quantum Dot Lab
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31 Mar 2008 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Sunhee Lee, Hoon Ryu, Gerhard Klimeck
The nanoHUB tool "Quantum Dot Lab" allows users to compute the quantum mechanical "particle in a box" problem for a variety of different
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Lecture 5: Electron Spin: How to rotate an electron to control the current
The Diatomic Molecule
31 Mar 2009 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Vladimir I. Gavrilenko