A Gentle Introduction to Nanotechnology and Nanoscience
13 Feb 2006 | | Contributor(s):: Mark Ratner
While the Greek root nano just means dwarf, the nanoscale has become a giant focus of contemporary science and technology. We will examine the fundamental issues underlying the excitement involved in nanoscale research - what, why and how. Specific topics include assembly, properties,...
Nanotechnologies, Science and Society: Promises and Challenges
10 May 2007 | | Contributor(s):: James Leary
Nanotechnology 101 Lecture Series
| Contributor(s):: Joseph M. Cychosz (editor)
Welcome to Nanotechnology 101, a series of lectures designed to provide an undergraduate-level introduction to nanotechnology. In contrast, the Nanotechnology 501 series offers lectures for the graduate-level and professional audiences.
Non Equilibrium Green's Functions for Dummies: Introduction to the One Particle NEGF equations
30 Oct 2006 | | Contributor(s):: Magnus Paulsson
Non equilibrium Green's function methods are regularly used to calculate current and charge densities in nanoscale (both molecular and semiconductor) conductors under bias. This method is mainly used for ballistic conduction but may be extended to include inelastic scattering. In this tutorial...
The Basics of Quantum Monte Carlo
15 Jun 2007 | | Contributor(s):: Lucas Wagner, Jeffrey C Grossman, Jeffrey B. Neaton
Quantum Monte Carlo is a highly accurate method to approximately solve the Schrodinger equation. I explain quantum Monte Carlo in a way that should be accessible to someone who is somewhat familiar with quantum mechanics. The discussion is mostly conceptual.Lucas Wagner is a postdoctoral...