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In solid-state physics, the electronic band structure of a solid describes ranges of energy that an electron is "forbidden" or "allowed" to have. It is a function of the diffraction of the quantum mechanical electron waves in the periodic crystal lattice with a specific crystal system and Bravais lattice. The band structure of a material determines several characteristics, in particular its electronic and optical properties. More information on Band structure can be found here.
Electronic band structure
12 Apr 2010 | Animations | Contributor(s): Saumitra Raj Mehrotra, Gerhard Klimeck
In solid-state physics, the electronic band structure (or simply band structure) of a solid describes ranges of energy in which an electron is "forbidden" or "allowed". The band structure is...
Nanoelectronic Modeling Lecture 25b: NEMO1D - Hole Bandstructure in Quantum Wells and Hole Transport in RTDs
09 Mar 2010 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Gerhard Klimeck
Heterostructures such as resonant tunneling diodes, quantum well photodetectors and lasers, and cascade lasers break the symmetry of the crystalline lattice. Such break in lattice symmetry...
Nanoelectronic Modeling Lecture 26: NEMO1D -
NEMO1D demonstrated the first industrial strength implementation of NEGF into a simulator that quantitatively simulated resonant tunneling diodes. The development of efficient algorithms that...
Bulk Bandstructure in MATLAB: Pseudopotential Method
08 Feb 2010 | Downloads | Contributor(s): Muhanad Zaki
This code (MATLAB) readily calculates and plots the bandstructure of Silicon (bulk) using the empirical pseudopotential method.
Detailed instructions are in the compressed archive.
I hope it...
nanoMATERIALS SeqQuest DFT
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01 Feb 2010 | Tools | Contributor(s): Ravi Pramod Kumar Vedula, Greg Bechtol, Benjamin P Haley, Alejandro Strachan
DFT calculations of materials
Illinois ECE 440: Diffusion and Energy Band Diagram Homework
28 Jan 2010 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Mohamed Mohamed
This homework covers Diffusion of Carriers, Built-in Fields and Metal semiconductor junctions.
Nanoelectronic Modeling: Exercises 1-3 - Barrier Structures, RTDs, and Quantum Dots
27 Jan 2010 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Gerhard Klimeck
Uses: Piece-Wise Constant Potential Barrier Tool
Resonant Tunneling Diodes
Uses: Resonant Tunneling Diode Simulation with NEGF
• Hartree calculation
Nanoelectronic Modeling Lecture 14: Open 1D Systems - Formation of Bandstructure
27 Jan 2010 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Gerhard Klimeck, Dragica Vasileska
The infinite periodic structure Kroenig Penney model is often used to introduce students to the concept of bandstructure formation. It is analytically solvable for linear potentials and shows...
Nanoelectronic Modeling Lecture 12: Open 1D Systems - Transmission through Double Barrier Structures - Resonant Tunneling
This presentation shows that double barrier structures can show unity transmission for energies BELOW the barrier height, resulting in resonant tunneling. The resonance can be associated with a...
Nanoelectronic Modeling Lecture 08: Introduction to Bandstructure Engineering II
25 Jan 2010 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Gerhard Klimeck
This presentation provides a brief overview of the concepts of bandstructure engineering and its potential applications to light detectors, light emitters, and electron transport devices. ...
Nanoelectronic Modeling Lecture 07: Introduction to Bandstructure Engineering I
This presentation serves as a reminder about basic quantum mechanical principles without any real math. The presentation reviews critical properties of classical systems that can be described as...
Low Bias Transport in Graphene: An Introduction (lecture notes)
22 Sep 2009 | Presentation Materials | Contributor(s): Mark Lundstrom, Tony Low, Dionisis Berdebes
These notes complement a lecture with the same title presented by Mark Lundstrom and Dionisis Berdebes, at the NCN@Purdue Summer School, July 20-24, 2009.
Metal Oxide Nanowires as Gas Sensing Elements: from Basic Research to Real World Applications
21 Sep 2009 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Andrei Kolmakov
Quasi 1-D metal oxide single crystal chemiresistors are close to occupy their specific niche in the real world of solid state sensorics. Potentially, the major advantage of this kind of sensors...
Lecture 3: Low Bias Transport in Graphene: An Introduction
18 Sep 2009 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark Lundstrom
Introduction and Objectives
Lecture notes are available for this lecture.
ECE 656 Lecture 4: Density of States - Density of Modes
14 Sep 2009 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark Lundstrom
Density of states
Density of modes
ME 597 Lecture 1: Introduction to Basic Quantum Mechanics
01 Sep 2009 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Ron Reifenberger
Note: This lecture has been revised since its original presentation.
Introduction to Basic Quantum Mechanics
Energy States in Periodic Crystals
Course is dual listed as...
ECE 656 Lecture 2: Sums in k-space/Integrals in Energy Space
01 Sep 2009 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark Lundstrom
Density of states in k-space
Working in energy space
ECE 656 Lecture 1: Bandstructure Review
26 Aug 2009 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark Lundstrom
Bandstructure in bulk semiconductors
Section 1.2, Lundstrom, Fundamentals of Carrier Transport
Comparison of PCPBT Lab and Periodic Potential Lab
10 Aug 2009 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Abhijeet Paul, Samarth Agarwal, Gerhard Klimeck, Junzhe Geng
This small presentation provides information about the comparison performed for quantum wells made of GaAs and InAs in two different tools. This has been done to benchmark the results from...
15 Jun 2009 | Tools | Contributor(s): Lucas Wagner, Jeffrey C Grossman, Joe Ringgenberg, daniel richards, Alexander S McLeod, Eric Isaacs, Jeffrey B. Neaton
Use SIESTA to perform electronic structure calculations