
Overview of Computational Nanoscience: a UC Berkeley Course
01 Feb 2008  Courses  Contributor(s): Jeffrey C Grossman, Elif Ertekin
This course will provide students with the fundamentals of computational problemsolving techniques that are used to understand and predict properties of nanoscale systems. Emphasis will be placed on how to use simulations effectively, intelligently, and cohesively to predict properties that occur at the nanoscale for real systems. The course is designed to present a broad overview of computational nanoscience and is therefore suitable for both experimental and theoretical researchers.
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Computational Nanoscience, Lecture 7: Monte Carlo Simulation Part I
15 Feb 2008  Teaching Materials  Contributor(s): Jeffrey C Grossman, Elif Ertekin
The purpose of this lecture is to introduce Monte Carlo methods as a form of stochastic simulation. Some introductory examples of Monte Carlo methods are given, and a basic introduction to relevant concepts in statistical mechanics is presented. Students will be introduced to the Metropolis approach to Monte Carlo simulation. Using Metropolis as an example, these lectures also introduce the comcepts of balance and detailed balance, and what "efficient sampling" means.

MIT Atomic Scale Modeling Toolkit
15 Jan 2008  Tools  Contributor(s): daniel richards, Elif Ertekin, Jeffrey C Grossman, David Strubbe, Justin Riley
Tools for Atomic Scale Modeling

Computational Nanoscience, Lecture 12: InClass Simulation of Ising Model
28 Feb 2008  Teaching Materials  Contributor(s): Elif Ertekin, Jeffrey C Grossman
This is a two part lecture in which we discuss the spinspin correlation function for the the Ising model, correlation lengths, and critical slowing down. An inclass simulation of the 2D Ising Model is performed using the tool "Berkeley Computational Nanoscience Class Tools". We look at domain wall formation at low temperature, and the phase transition for the antiferromagnetic and ferromagnetic system.
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Computational Nanoscience, Lecture 1: Introduction to Computational Nanoscience
13 Feb 2008  Teaching Materials  Contributor(s): Jeffrey C Grossman, Elif Ertekin
In this lecture, we present a historical overview of computational science. We describe modeling and simulation as forms of "theoretical experiments" and "experimental theory". We also discuss nanoscience: "what makes nano nano?", as well as public perceptions of nanoscience and the "grey goo" phenomenon. Finally, we describe the process of setting up a computer experiment: choosing your model, making relevant assumptions, and interpreting your resutls.UC Berkeley