By completing the Quantum Dot Lab, you will be able to:

a) understand the 3D confinement of carriers in a quantum dot,

b) describe effects of geometry of a quantum dot on the energy states of carriers,

c) study light absorption of a quantum dot

The specific objectives of the Quantum Dot Lab are:

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== Recommended Reading ==

If you have not had experience with quantum mechanics, listed below are the suggested reading materials:

1. D. K. Ferry, Quantum Mechanics: An Introduction for Device Physicists and Electrical Engineers, Second Edition (Institute of Physics Publishing, 2001).

2. P. Harrison, Quantum Wells, Wires and Dots: Theoretical and Computational Physics of Semiconductor Nanostructures (John Wiley & Sons, 2010).

3. Quantum dot, wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quantum_dot.

== Demo ==

* [https://nanohub.org/resources/4194 Introduction to quantum dot lab]

* [https://nanohub.org/resources/6845 Quantum dot lab tool demonstration]

== Theoretical Description ==

* [https://nanohub.org/resources/189 Quantum dots]

* [https://nanohub.org/resources/8598 Introduction to Quantum Dots and Modeling Needs/Requirements]

* [https://nanohub.org/resources/8599 Nanoelectronic Modeling Lecture 29: Introduction to the NEMO3D Tool]

== Tool Verification ==

== Worked Examples ==

* [https://nanohub.org/resources/4196/download/2008.03.06-klimeck.pdf Introduction to quantum dot lab slide 19-30]

== Exercises and Homework Assignments ==

* [https://nanohub.org/resources/4203 Exercise]

== Solutions to Exercises ==

* Solutions to exercises are provided to Instructors ONLY!

== Take a Test ==

* [https://nanohub.org/resources/9968 Test for Quantum Dot Lab tool]

== Solve the Challenge ==

* [https://nanohub.org/resources/9970 Quantum dot - Design a laser]