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Quantum dots have a small, countable number of electrons confined in a small space. Their electrons are confined by having a tiny bit of conducting material surrounded on all sides by an insulating material. If the insulator is strong enough, and the conducting volume is small enough, then the confinement will force the electrons to have discrete (quantized) energy levels. These energy levels can influence the device behavior at a macroscopic scale, showing up, for example, as peaks in the conductance. Because of the quantized energy levels, quantum dots have been called "artificial atoms." Neighboring, weakly-coupled quantum dots have been called "artificial molecules."

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  1. Illinois ABE 446 Lecture 3: Quantum Dots and Polymers

    11 Feb 2010 | | Contributor(s):: Kaustubh Bhalerao

  2. 2005 Molecular Conduction and Sensors Workshop

    27 Jul 2005 |

    This is the 3rd in a series of annual workshops on Molecular Conduction. The prior workshops have been at Purdue University, W. Lafayette, IN (2003) and Nothwestern University, Evanston, IL (2004). The workshop has been an informal and open venue for discussing new results, key challenges, and...

  3. 3D wavefunctions

    09 Apr 2010 | | Contributor(s):: Saumitra Raj Mehrotra, Gerhard Klimeck

    In quantum mechanics the time-independent Schrodinger's equation can be solved for eigenfunctions (also called eigenstates or wave-functions) and corresponding eigenenergies (or energy levels) for a stationary physical system. The wavefunction itself can take on negative and positive values and...

  4. Analytically how to find the energy states for an ellipsoidal Quantum Dot?

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    https://nanohub.org/answers/question/521

  5. How do I interpret CV measurements of self-assembled quantum dot stacks?

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    I’ve been reading papers where CV measurements of stacks of self-assembled quantum dots are used to characterise the energy levels in the dots. I am at a loss to interpret the plots. For...

    https://nanohub.org/answers/question/129

  6. Quantum dots

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    What I want to do is building an aluminum quantum dot coupled to aluminum leads to observe Coulomb Blockade. To form the tunnel barriers we oxidize the Al in a plasma without any detailed...

    https://nanohub.org/answers/question/2

  7. What is the effective mass of electron in InN (Quantum Dot)?

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    I am working with InN QD. I need to know the actual electron effective mass in https://nanohub.org/answers/question/1193

  8. with what equations I can calculate photoluminescence spectra of Quantum Dots?

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    I want to find theoretically photo and electro luminescence of self assembled InAs/GaAs QDs in a PIN diode...

    https://nanohub.org/answers/question/779

  9. 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,...

  10. A MATLAB code for Hartree Fock calculation of H-H ground state bondlength and energy using STO-4G

    08 Aug 2006 | | Contributor(s):: Amritanshu Palaria

    Hartree Fock (HF) theory is one of the basic theories underlying the current understanding of the electronic structure of materials. It is a simple non-relativistic treatment of many electron system that accounts for the antisymmetric (fermion) nature of electronic wavefunction but does not...

  11. Abhisek Kole

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  12. Active Photonic Nanomaterials: From Random to Periodic Structures

    06 Feb 2006 | | Contributor(s):: Hui Cao

    Active photonic nanomaterials, which have high gain or large nonlinearity, are essential to the development of nanophotonic devices and circuits. In this talk, I will provide a review of our recent research activities related to the fabrication of active photonic nanomaterials and the...

  13. Adam Marc Munder

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  14. Alex Abelson

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  15. Ali Khaledi Nasab

    I am Ali, MSc of Physics. I am working on modelling of QDs. I will start my PhD next fall (2014). Now I am searching to find a proper 3D model to investigate the QDs.

    https://nanohub.org/members/93425

  16. Amr Waleed Shalaby

    https://nanohub.org/members/199164

  17. Amy Kate Masreliez, MBA

    https://nanohub.org/members/198778

  18. Atomic Force Microscopy

    01 Dec 2005 | | Contributor(s):: Arvind Raman

    Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) is an indispensible tool in nano science for the fabrication, metrology, manipulation, and property characterization of nanostructures. This tutorial reviews some of the physics of the interaction forces between the nanoscale tip and sample, the dynamics of the...

  19. Atomistic Alloy Disorder in Nanostructures

    26 Feb 2007 | | Contributor(s):: Gerhard Klimeck

    Electronic structure and quantum transport simulations are typically performed in perfectly ordered semiconductor structures. Bands and modes are defined resulting in quantized conduction and discrete states. But what if the material is fundamentally disordered? What if the disorder is at the...

  20. Atomistic Modeling and Simulation Tools for Nanoelectronics and their Deployment on nanoHUB.org

    16 Dec 2010 | | Contributor(s):: Gerhard Klimeck

    At the nanometer scale the concepts of device and material meet and a new device is a new material and vice versa. While atomistic device representations are novel to device physicists, the semiconductor materials modeling community usually treats infinitely periodic structures. Two electronic...