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SUGAR: the SPICE for MEMS
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21 May 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Jason Clark
In this seminar, I present some design, modeling, and simulation features of a computer aided engineering tool for microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) called SUGAR. For experimental...
Introduction to X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy and to XPS Applications
17 May 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Dmitry Zemlyanov
X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS), which is known as
Electron Spectroscopy for Chemical Analysis (ESCA), is a powerful
research tool for the study of the surface of solids. The...
Electron Emission from Nanoscale Carbon Materials
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15 May 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Timothy S Fisher
Prior studies on electron emission show possibly beneficial effects of
nanoscale phenomena on energy-conversion characteristics. For example,
recent work has shown that the electric field...
Technology challenges of the 21st Century
14 May 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Eugene S. Meieran
The 20th century was a century of remarkable scientific and technical achievement, as recorded in the National Academy of Engineering book, "A Century of Innovation". Three forces ("a perfect...
Modeling and Analysis of VLSI Interconnects
10 May 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Cheng-Kok Koh
With continual technology scaling, the accurate and efficient modeling and simulation of interconnect effects have become problems of central importance. In order to accurately model the...
Nanotechnologies, Science and Society: Promises and Challenges
10 May 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): James Leary
James Leary (2007), "Nanotechnologies, Science and Society: Promises and Challenges," Purdue Bioethics Seminar Series, http://nanohub.org/resources/2691.
Bioethics at Purdue
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07 May 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Don Bergstrom
Living organisms are self-assembling systems that achieve an enormous variety of functions through organization of components from sub-nanometer to meter scale. Understanding the functions of...
Solid-State Lighting: An Opportunity for Nanotechnologists to Address the Energy Challenge
25 Apr 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Timothy D. Sands
More than one-fifth of the electrical power consumed in the U.S. is used for general illumination. Much of this energy is wasted to heat filaments in incandescent lamps, a century-old technology...
Nanoscale Antenna Apertures
24 Apr 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Xianfan Xu
This presentation will discuss light concentration and enhancement in nanometer-scale ridge aperture antennas. Resent research, including numerical simulations and near field optical measurements...
Is Seeing Believing? How to Think Visually and Analyze with Both Your Eyes and Brain
26 Mar 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): David Ebert
This presentation will cover the basic techniques, and some of the available tools, for visualization, and will explain how to avoid miscommunicating information from visualizations.
Toward Improving the Precision of Nanoscale Force-Displacement Measurements
13 Mar 2007 | Online Presentations | 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
What Can the TEM Tell You About Your Nanomaterial?
26 Feb 2007 | Online Presentations | 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...
Atomistic Alloy Disorder in Nanostructures
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26 Feb 2007 | Online Presentations | 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...
Materials strength: does size matter? nanoMATERIALS simulation toolkit tutorial
01 Feb 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Alejandro Strachan
Molecular dynamics (MD) is a powerful technique to characterize the fundamental, atomic-level processes that govern materials behavior and is playing an important role in our understanding of the...
NCN at Northwestern: Student Leadership Council Seminars
05 Nov 2006 | Series | Contributor(s): NCN SLC@Northwestern
This series is organized by NCN students at Northwestern University.
Speakers are invited by the Student Leadership Council to visit
Northwestern to interact with students and faculty, and to...
Electrical Resistance: an Atomistic View
26 Oct 2006 | Papers | Contributor(s): Supriyo Datta
This tutorial article presents a “bottom-up” view of electrical resistance starting
from something really small, like a molecule, and then discussing the issues that
arise as we move to...
19 Oct 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark Lundstrom
Semiconductor device technology has transformed our world with supercomputers, personal computers, cell phones, ipods, and
much more that we now take for granted. Moore's Law, posited by...
Modeling of Nanoscale Devices
19 Oct 2006 | Papers | Contributor(s): M. P. Anantram, Mark Lundstrom, Dmitri Nikonov
We aim to provide engineers with an introduction
to the nonequilibriumGreen’s function (NEGF) approach, which is a powerful conceptual tool and a practical analysismethod to treat nanoscale...
Scientific Ethics and the Signs of Voodoo Science
18 Oct 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Andrew S. Hirsch
Until recently, the issue of research ethics had not been a subject
of explicit discussion within the Physics community. Over the past
ten years, however, documented cases of scientific...
Understanding Phonon Dynamics via 1D Atomic Chains
28 Aug 2006 | Online Presentations | 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....