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The Pioneers of Quantum Computing
19 Nov 2010 | | Contributor(s):: David P. Di Vincenzo
This talk profiles the persons whose insights and visions created the subject of quantum information science. Some famous, some not, they all thought deeply about the puzzles and contradictions that were apparent to the founders of quantum theory. After many years of germination, the confluence...
Thermal Microsystems for On-Chip Thermal Engineering
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04 Apr 2006 | | Contributor(s):: Suresh V. Garimella
Electro-thermal co-design at the micro- and nano-scales is critical for achieving desired performance and reliability in microelectronic circuits. Emerging thermal microsystems technologies for this application area are discussed, with specific examples including a novel micromechanical...
Three-Dimensional Photonic Crystals
11 Feb 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Minghao Qi
A photonic crystal (PhCs) is typically a composite of a high-dielectric-constant material (e.g. Si) and a low-constant one (e.g. SiO2 or air), arranged periodically in space. Two dimensional examples include a hexagonal lattice of air holes drilled in a Si slab, or a set of Si rods at square...
Toward Improving the Precision of Nanoscale Force-Displacement Measurements
13 Mar 2007 | | Contributor(s):: Jason Clark
Nanotechnology has great potential for being used to create better medicines, materials, and sensors. With increasing interest in nanotechnology to improve the quality of our lives, there has been an increasing use of nanoscience tools to measure force and displacement to understand nanoscale...
04 Aug 2004 | | Contributor(s):: Mark Lundstrom
The transistor is the basic element of electronic systems. The integrated circuits inside today's personal computers, cell phones, PDA's, etc., contain hundreds of millions of transistors on a chip of silicon about 2 cm on a side. Each technology generation, engineers shrink the size of...
Tutorial for NanogromacsSenior
28 Apr 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Dairui Chen
Tutorial on Using Micelle-MD
05 Apr 2006 | | Contributor(s):: Patrick Chiu, Kunal Shah, Susan Sinnott
This is a tutorial using Micelle-MD. This includes the main capabilities, computation procedure, with format of files generated, and the simulation setup, which includes the material models implemented.
Understanding Molecular Conduction
08 Jul 2004 | | Contributor(s):: Supriyo Datta
It is common to differentiate between two ways of building a nanodevice: a topdown approach where we start from something big and chisel out what we want and abottom-up approach where we start from something small like atoms or molecules andassemble what we want. When it comes to describing...
Understanding Phonon Dynamics via 1D Atomic Chains
04 Apr 2006 | | Contributor(s):: Timothy S Fisher
Phonons are the principal carriers of thermal energy in semiconductors and insulators, and they serve a vital role in dissipating heat produced by scattered electrons in semiconductor devices. Despite the importance of phonons, rigorous understanding and inclusion of phonon dynamics in...
21 Mar 2006 | | Contributor(s):: Alain Roy
In this talk, Alain Roy describes details of how to use Condor to run jobs on your local batch system. It is presumed that you have already installed Condor and wish to learn the basics of submitting jobs.
Using Subversion for Source Code Control
14 Aug 2007 | | Contributor(s):: Michael McLennan
If you're developing software, you should be storing your code in a source code control system. The nanoHUB team recommends Subversion, because it is easy to use, open source, and available on Unix/Linux, Windows, MacOSX, and many other systems. Subversion is similar to the popular CVS system...
Using Workspaces on nanoHUB.org
24 Aug 2007 | | Contributor(s):: Michael McLennan
One of the most powerful tools on nanoHUB is something we call a workspace, which is a full-featured Linux desktop that you can access any time, any place, from your web browser. Workspaces are fully loaded with the latest nanoHUB software stack, including the Rappture toolkit, Octave, Scilab, a...
Vector Free Energy Calculation with Adaptive Biasing Force
18 Jun 2006 | | Contributor(s):: Eric F Darve
This presentation discusses recent numerical methods to calculate thefree energy as a function of a reaction coordinate for bio-molecules.Free energy is often called potential of mean force and represents theeffective potential experienced by a generalized coordinate for abio-molecular system....
24 Nov 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Alejandro Strachan
Opening remarks for the Purdue School on High Performance and Parallel Computing.
What Can the TEM Tell You About Your Nanomaterial?
26 Feb 2007 | | Contributor(s):: Eric Stach
In this tutorial, I will present a brief overview of the ways that transmission electron microscopy can be used to characterize nanoscale materials. This tutorial will emphasize what TEM does well, as well where difficulties arise. In particular, I will discuss in an overview manner how...
What is "Nanofluidics"? or The Nano-izing of Fluid Mechanics
28 Jun 2006 | | Contributor(s):: Steve Wereley
Micro- and nanoscaled fluid mechanics are rapidly emerging as important supporting fields in biomedical technology, nanotechnology, etc., as well as being important fields of study in their own right. Despite the common use of these terms in the literature, the fluid behavior at these small...
X-ray Diffraction and Reflectivity Analysis of Thin Films and Nanomaterials
02 Dec 2009 | | Contributor(s):: Mauro Sardela
A review of x-ray analysis techniques applied to the characterization of nanomaterials will be presented with focus on x-ray lab source instrumentation similar to the facilities available at the Birck Nanotechnology Center. Practical aspects of data acquisition and interpretation using x-ray...