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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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  1. Discussion Session 3 (Lectures 5 and 6)

    09 Sep 2010 | | Contributor(s):: Supriyo Datta

  2. ECE 656 Lecture 1: Bandstructure Review

    26 Aug 2009 | | Contributor(s):: Mark Lundstrom

    Outline:Bandstructure in bulk semiconductorsQuantum confinementSummary

  3. ECE 656 Lecture 27: Scattering of Bloch Electrons

    13 Nov 2009 | | Contributor(s):: Mark Lundstrom

    Outline:Umklapp processesOverlap integralsADP Scattering in graphene

  4. Introduction to Quantum Dot Lab

    31 Mar 2008 | | 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 differentconfinement shapes, such as boxes, ellipsoids, disks, and pyramids. Users can explore, interactively, the energy spectrum and orbital shapes of new quantized...

  5. Lecture 5: Electron Spin: How to rotate an electron to control the current

    09 Sep 2010 | | Contributor(s):: Supriyo Datta

  6. The Diatomic Molecule

    31 Mar 2009 | | Contributor(s):: Vladimir I. Gavrilenko