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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.
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
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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...
AQME Advancing Quantum Mechanics for Engineers
Introduction to Advancing Quantum Mechanics for Engineers and Physicists
“Advancing Quantum Mechanics for Engineers” (AQME) toolbox is an assemblage of individually authored tools...
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
CNTbands: First-Time User Guide
15 Jun 2009 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Xufeng Wang, Youngki Yoon
This is a simple guide designed for first-time users of CNTbands. It gives a brief introduction of the tool and a series of tutorials to help users learn the basics of CNTbands.
Band Structure Lab: First-Time User Guide
15 Jun 2009 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Abhijeet Paul, Benjamin P Haley, Gerhard Klimeck
This document provides useful information about Band Structure Lab. First-time users will find basic ideas about the physics behind the tool such as band formation, the Hamiltonian description,...
Band Structure Lab Demonstration: Bulk Strain
12 Jun 2009 | Animations | Contributor(s): Gerhard Klimeck
This video shows an electronic structure calculation of bulk Si using Band Structure Lab. Several powerful features of this tool are demonstrated.
Piece-Wise Constant Potential Barriers Tool Demonstration: Bandstructure Formation with Finite Superlattices
11 Jun 2009 | Animations | Contributor(s): Gerhard Klimeck, Benjamin P Haley
This video shows the simulation and analysis of a systems with a series of potential barriers. Several powerful analytic features of Piece-wise Constant Potential Barrier Tool (PCPBT) are...
ABINIT: First-Time User Guide
09 Jun 2009 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Benjamin P Haley
This first-time user guide provides an introduction to using ABINIT on nanoHUB. We include a very brief summary of Density Functional Theory along with a tour of the Rappture interface. We...
Periodic Potential Lab: First-Time User Guide
07 Jun 2009 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Abhijeet Paul, Benjamin P Haley, Gerhard Klimeck, SungGeun Kim, Lynn Zentner
This document provides guidance to first-time users of the Periodic Potential Lab tool. It offers basic information about solutions to the Schröedinger Equation in case of periodic potential...
ECE 539 Report: Study of two-dimensional Shrodinger-Poisson Solver
01 Jun 2009 | Downloads | Contributor(s): Fawad Hassan
We solve the 2-Dimensional Shrodinger-Poisson system of equations using a self consistent scheme (like Gummel Iteration). We study a double gate Silicon Mosfet oriented in the 100 direction using...