Outreach at Nano-Link
14 Aug 2018 | Contributor(s):: kim Grady
9th Annual Student ConferenceHost: Nano-Link Affiliate, Oakton Community CollegeLocation: Skokie, IL and The Illinois Science & Technology ParkThe Nano-Link conference provides an opportunity for industry to speak about the job outlook, skills needed, where the industry is going,...
Introduction to MATLAB - Jupyter Notebooks with Octave 4.2.0
14 Aug 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):: Abhishek K. Umrawal
Teaching material for "Introduction to MATLAB" a 40-hour workshop for Summer Undergraduate Research students organized by the Network for Computational Nanotechnology (NCN), Purdue University, IN.
AFM And EBSD Cross-Comparison Analysis Tool
14 Aug 2018 | Presentation Materials | Contributor(s):: Andrew Martin Krawec, John Blendell, Matthew John Michie
Ceramic and semiconductor research is limited in its ability to create holistic representations of data in concise, easily-accessible file formats or visual data representations. These materials are used in everyday electronics, and optimizing their electrical and physical properties is...
Developing a machine learning tool to optimize thermal transport
14 Aug 2018 | Presentation Materials | Contributor(s):: Adam Sandor Garrett, proycho, Xiulin Ruan, creynolds
The purpose of this tool is to optimize SiGe super-lattices to have the lowest possible thermal conductivity. This poster describes the processes used in the tool and how it impacts thermoelectrics.
Radiation Induced Segregation in Fe-Cr-Al Alloys
14 Aug 2018 | Presentation Materials | Contributor(s):: Timothy Joe Pownell, Janelle P Wharry, Priyam Vivek Patki
This poster represents the results a summer long research project conducted by Timothy Pownell at the Purdue Nuclear Engineering Department. Specifically, the poster details the results and tool that were developed from data on Radiation Induced Segregation of the prospective cladding material...
Building Nanohub Tool "Optical Properties of Single Coaxial Nanowires -LDOS and Purcell Factor"
14 Aug 2018 | Presentation Materials | Contributor(s):: Sulaiman Abdul-Hadi, Amartya Dutta, Melissa P Cardona, Chen Yang
My project was to build a simulation tool for Nanohub.org. The tool that I made is called “Optical Properties of Single Coaxial Nanowires -LDOS and Purcell Factor”, or NWLDOS.
Modeling a Deep Reactive Ion Etching (DRIE) Process
16 Aug 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):: Tiffany Wu
This Learning Module introduces Deep Reactive Ion Etching (DRIE) used in the fabrication of microsystems, an overview of how DRIE can be computationally modeled, and a brief conclusion of the Design for Nanomanufacturing at UC Berkeley’s research on modeling a DRIE process. Activities in...
A Brief Look at the nanoHUB Contribution Process
08 Aug 2018 | Presentation Materials
Deep Machine Learning for Machine Performance and Damage Prediction
08 Aug 2018 | Presentation Materials | Contributor(s):: Elijah Reber, Nickolas D Winovich, Guang Lin
Deep learning has provided opportunities for advancement in many fields. One such opportunity is being able to accurately predict real world events. Ensuring proper motor function and being able to predict energy output is a valuable asset for owners of wind turbines. In this paper, we look at...
Powder Compaction and Unloading Simulation Poster
08 Aug 2018 | Presentation Materials | Contributor(s):: Jesse Lee Hoffman, Isabel Bojanini, Melanie Hacopian, Vidal Lopez, Caroline Baker, Marcial Gonzalez
This poster shows the development process of a tool that simulates the mechanical behavior of a binary mixture during compaction and unloading.
Predicting and Optimizing Solar Cell Performance with Material/Surface Characteristics
08 Aug 2018 | Presentation Materials | Contributor(s):: Yiheng Zhu, Allison Perna, Peter Bermel
Renewable energy sources have begun replacing fossil fuels at the utility scale. In particular, photovoltaics has grown rapidly in recent years. To further improve solar technology in terms of cost and efficiency and promote adoption, researchers often seek material and device level...
The Exciton Spectra Simulator of Photosynthetic Protein-pigment Complex
08 Aug 2018 | Presentation Materials | Contributor(s):: Qifeng Chen, Yongbin Kim, Lyudmila V. Slipchenko
The solar energy is one of the most successful alternative energy sources because of its unlimited availability and environmental friendliness. However, the energy transfer rate in artificial solar devices is significantly lower than the energy transfer rate in plants and...
Autoencoder for Continuous Representation of Discrete Chemical Data
08 Aug 2018 | Presentation Materials | Contributor(s):: Mariana Rodriguez, Nicolae C Iovanac, Brett Matthew Savoie
Fuel cells are a promising alternative energy source that are capable of efficiently producing energy by reacting hydrogen and oxygen to generate clean water vapor as the only byproduct. However, one of the major bottlenecks in fuel cell research is the limited operating range, environmentally...
Grain Boundary Motion Analysis
08 Aug 2018 | Presentation Materials | Contributor(s):: Jeremy Seiji Marquardt, Xiaorong Cai, Marisol Koslowski
Grain growth is a mechanism to relax residual stresses in thin films. These grains grow out of the thin film surface and are known as whiskers. These whiskers can cause short circuits, so developing scalable and cost effective solutions would increase the reliability and...
Computational Catalysis with Density Functional Theory
08 Aug 2018 | Presentation Materials | Contributor(s):: Kevin Greenman, Peilin Liao
Heterogeneous catalysis is used in a significant portion of production processes in the industrialized world, which makes maximizing the efficiency of catalysts a high priority. However, the immense number of candidates for new catalysts precludes the possibility of testing all of them by...
GUI for the Surface Evolver - Polycrystalline Grain Growth
08 Aug 2018 | Presentation Materials | Contributor(s):: Kevin K Ngo, Lucas Darby Robinson
This poster summarizes how the the online simulation tool, GUI for the Surface Evolver, was created as well as how it will impact research in polycrystalline grain growth. Polycrystalline grains have surface energies and tensions associated with them that cause grain boundaries to move...
Carbon Nanotube Counter
08 Aug 2018 | Downloads | Contributor(s):: Quinn Lennemann
Carbon Nanotube Counter (CNT Counter) is a program that can count the density of Carbon Nanotubes in microscope scans. The program supports JPEG and TIFF images from both Scanning Electron Microscopes (SEMs) and Atomic Force Microscopes (AFMs). This program contains both an automatic mode and a...
Genetic Algorithm Based Tight Binding Parameterisation
08 Aug 2018 | Papers | Contributor(s):: Samik Mukherjee
This paper is a short description on how to use MATLAB genetic algorithm toolbox for generating tight binding parameters. A Hamiltonian is constructed and interfaced with MATLAB genetic algorithm for generating parameters that have been put in NEMO5 quantum transport software.
The Use of Probes, Beams, and Waves for Characterization at the Nano-Scale
20 Jul 2018 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s):: Stephen J. Fonash, NACK Network
OutlineThe tools for characterizing materials and structures at the nano-scaleProbesPhoton beamsElectron beamsIon beamsAcoustic waves
Touching, Seeing, Chemically Detecting, and Hearing at our Size Scale
19 Jul 2018 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s):: Stephen J. Fonash, NACK Network
OutlineCharacterizing materials and structures at our size scaleThe five sensesTouching at our size scaleSeeing at our size scaleChemically Detecting at our size scaleHearing at our size scaleIntroduction to Touching, Seeing, Chemically Detecting, and Hearing at the nano-scale