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Quantum mechanics (QM), also known as quantum physics or quantum theory, is a branch of physics providing a mathematical description of much of the dual particle-like and wave-like behavior and interactions of energy and matter. It departs from classical mechanics primarily at the atomic and subatomic scales, the so-called quantum realm. In advanced topics of QM, some of these behaviors are macroscopic and only emerge at very low or very high energies or temperatures.

Learn more about quantum dots from the many resources on this site, listed below. More information on Quantum mechanics can be found here.

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  1. 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...

  2. Application-driven Co-Design: Using Proxy Apps in the ASCR Materials Co-Design Center

    31 May 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Jim Belak

    Computational materials science is performed with a suite of applications that span the quantum mechanics of interatomic bonding to the continuum mechanics of engineering problems and phenomenon...

  3. Basics of Quantum Mechanics

    01 Jun 2010 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Dragica Vasileska

    Classical vs. Quantum physics, particle-wave duality, postulates of quantum mechanics


    09 Oct 2007 | Tools | Contributor(s): Baudilio Tejerina, Jeff Reimers

    Semi-empirical Molecular Orbital calculations.

  5. Computational Nanoscience, Lecture 13: Introduction to Computational Quantum Mechanics

    30 Apr 2008 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Jeffrey C Grossman, Elif Ertekin

    In this lecture we introduce the basic concepts that will be needed as we explore simulation approaches that describe the electronic structure of a system.

  6. Computational Nanoscience, Lecture 20: Quantum Monte Carlo, part I

    15 May 2008 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Elif Ertekin, Jeffrey C Grossman

    This lecture provides and introduction to Quantum Monte Carlo methods. We review the concept of electron correlation and introduce Variational Monte Carlo methods as an approach to going beyond...

  7. Computational Nanoscience, Lecture 21: Quantum Monte Carlo, part II

    15 May 2008 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Jeffrey C Grossman, Elif Ertekin

    This is our second lecture in a series on Quantum Monte Carlo methods. We describe the Diffusion Monte Carlo approach here, in which the approximation to the solution is not restricted by choice...

  8. Computational Nanoscience, Lecture 4: Geometry Optimization and Seeing What You're Doing

    13 Feb 2008 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Jeffrey C Grossman, Elif Ertekin

    In this lecture, we discuss various methods for finding the ground state structure of a given system by minimizing its energy. Derivative and non-derivative methods are discussed, as well as the...

  9. Development of the ReaxFF reactive force fields and applications to combustion, catalysis and material failure

    12 Sep 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Adri van Duin

    This lecture will describe how the traditional, non-reactive FF-concept can be extended for application including reactive events by introducing bond order/bond distance concepts. Furthermore, it...

  10. Dynamics of Quantum Fluids: Path integral and Semiclassical Methods

    21 May 2008 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Nancy Makri

    The interplay of many-body nonlinear interactions and quantum mechanical effects such as zero-point motion or identical particle exchange symmetries lead to intriguing phenomena in low-temperature...

  11. ECE 606 Lecture 2: Quantum Mechanics

    14 Sep 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Gerhard Klimeck

  12. ECE 606 Lecture 3: Elements of Quantum Mechanics

    28 Jan 2009 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Muhammad A. Alam

    Outline: Why do we need quantum physics Quantum concepts Formulation of quantum mechanics Conclusions R. F. Pierret, "Advanced Semiconductor Fundamentals", Modular Series on Solid State...

  13. ECE 606 Lecture 4: Periodic Potentials Solutions of Schrödinger's Equation

    14 Sep 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Gerhard Klimeck

  14. ECE 606 Lecture 4: Solution of Schrodinger Equation

    04 Feb 2009 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Muhammad A. Alam

    Outline: Time-independent Schrodinger Equation Analytical solution of toy problems Bound vs. tunneling states Conclusions Additional Notes: Numerical solution of Schrodinger Equation R....

  15. ECE 612 Lecture 4: Polysilicon Gates/QM Effects

    12 Sep 2008 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark Lundstrom

    Outline: 1) Review, 2) Workfunctionof poly gates, 3) CV with poly depletion, 4) Quantum mechanics and VT, 5) Quantum mechanics and C, 6) Summary.

  16. Electrons in Two Dimensions: Quantum Corrals and Semiconductor Microstructures

    04 Dec 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Eric J. Heller

    The images generated by a scanning tunneling microscope are iconic. Some of the most famous are Don Eigler’s quantum corrals, which reveal not only the guest atoms on a surface but especially...

  17. Finite Height Quantum Well: an Exercise for Band Structure

    31 Jan 2008 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): David K. Ferry

    Use the Resonant Tunneling Diodes simulation tool on nanoHUB to explore the effects of finite height quantum wells. Looking at a 2 barrier device, 300 K, no bias, other standard variables, and 3...

  18. Finite Size Scaling and Quantum Criticality

    09 May 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Sabre Kais

    The study of quantum phase transitions, which are driven by quantum fluctuations as a consequence of Heisenberg's uncertainty principle, continues to be of increasing interest in the fields...

  19. Homework Assignment: Wavepackets

    07 Jul 2008 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Dragica Vasileska, Gerhard Klimeck

  20. Introduction to Coulomb Blockade Lab

    31 Mar 2008 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Bhaskaran Muralidharan, Xufeng Wang, Gerhard Klimeck

    The tutorial is based on the Coulomb Blockade Lab available online at Coulomb Blockade Lab. Students are introduced to the concepts of level broadening and charging energies in artificial atoms..., a resource for nanoscience and nanotechnology, is supported by the National Science Foundation and other funding agencies. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.