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Atomistic Material Science
03 Nov 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Alejandro Strachan
This course introduces first principles electronic structure calculations of materials properties and the concept of molecular dynamics (MD) simulations of materials focusing on the physics and approximations underlying the simulations and interpretation of their results.
Thermal Transport Across Interfaces
23 Aug 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Timothy S Fisher
These lectures provide a theoretical development of the transport ofthermal energy by conduction in nanomaterials, in which materialinterfaces typically dominate transport. The physical nature of energytransport by two carriers: electrons and phonons--will be explored.
Solar Cell Fundamentals
19 Aug 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Mark Lundstrom, J. L. Gray, Muhammad A. Alam
The modern solar cell was invented at Bell Labs in 1954 and is currently receiving renewed attention as a potential contribution to addressing the world's energy challenge. This set of five tutorials is an introduction to solar cell technology fundamentals. It begins with a broad overview of...
Near-Equilibrium Transport: Fundamentals and Applications
28 Jul 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Mark Lundstrom
Engineers and scientists working on electronic materials and devicesneed a working knowledge of "near-equilibrium" (also called "linear"or "low-field") transport. The term "working knowledge" meansunderstanding how to use theory in practice. Measurements ofresistivity, conductivity, mobility,...
Tutorial 4: Far-From-Equilibrium Quantum Transport
29 Mar 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Gerhard Klimeck
These lectures focus on the application of the theories using the nanoelectronic modeling tools NEMO 1- D, NEMO 3-D, and OMEN to realistically extended devices. Topics to be covered are realistic resonant tunneling diodes, quantum dots, nanowires, and Ultra-Thin-Body Transistors.
Tutorial 3: Materials Simulation by First-Principles Density Functional Theory
14 Sep 2010 | | Contributor(s):: Umesh V. Waghmare
This two-part lecture will provide an introduction to first-principles density functional theory based methods for simulation of materials, with a focus on determination of interatomic force constants and vibrational spectra of nano- structures and extended periodic materials.
Nanoelectronic Devices, With an Introduction to Spintronics
09 Sep 2010 | | Contributor(s):: Supriyo Datta, Mark Lundstrom
Nanoelectronic devices are at the heart of today's powerful computers and are also of great interest for many emerging applications including energy conversion, sensing and alternative computing paradigms. Our objective, however, is not to discuss specific devices or...
Colloquium on Graphene Physics and Devices
22 Sep 2009 | | Contributor(s):: Joerg Appenzeller, Supriyo Datta, Mark Lundstrom
This short course introduces students to graphene as a fascinating research topic as well as to develop their skill in problem solving using the tools and techniques of electronics from the bottom up.
Nanostructured Electronic Devices: Percolation and Reliability
17 Sep 2009 | | Contributor(s):: Muhammad A. Alam
In this series of lectures introduces a simple theoretical framework for treating randomness and variability in emerging nanostructured electronic devices for wide ranging applications – all within an unified framework of spatial and temporal percolation. The problems considered involve...