Archive for February, 2011

Introduction to Nanoscience by S. M. Lindsay ISBN: 9780199544219.

Sunday, February 13th, 2011

Introduction to Nanoscience by S. M. Lindsay ISBN:  9780199544219.

Chapter 3: Statistical mechanics and chemical kinetics.

3.1 Macroscopic description of systems of many particles.

Introduction to Nanoscience by S. M. Lindsay ISBN: 9780199544219.

Saturday, February 12th, 2011

Introduction to Nanoscience by S. M. Lindsay ISBN:  9780199544219.

Chapter 2: Quantum mechanics.  2.21 – 2.24.

Eigenstates for interacting systems and quasiparticles.

Getting away from the wave functions: density function theory.

Introduction to Nanoscience by S. M. Lindsay ISBN: 9780199544219

Friday, February 11th, 2011

Introduction to Nanoscience by S. M. Lindsay ISBN:  9780199544219.

Chapter 2: Quantum mechanics.  2.20.

The quantum mechanical nature of the chemical bond between elements.

Introduction to Nanoscience by S. M. Lindsay ISBN: 9780199544219

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

Introduction to Nanoscience by S. M. Lindsay ISBN:  9780199544219.

Chapter 2: Quantum mechanics.  2.16 – 2.19.

The hydrogen atom.

The periodic table of elements.

Approximate methods for solving the Schrödinger equation.

Introduction to Nanoscience by S. M. Lindsay ISBN: 9780199544219

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

Introduction to Nanoscience by S. M. Lindsay ISBN:  9780199544219.

Chapter 2: Quantum mechanics.  2.1 – 2.15.

Hitachi experiment.

Particles and waves.

The uncertainty principle.

Probability amplitudes and the rules of quantum mechanics.

Composite particles.

Wavefunctions.

Dirac Notation.

Many particle wavefunctions and identical particles.

The Pauli exclusion principle.

The Schrodinger equation: a tool for calculating probability amplitudes.

Schrodinger equation and more than one electron.

Solution of the one-electron time-independent Schrodinger equation for a constant potential.

Electron tunneling through a potential barrier.

The Hitachi experiment explained with wavefunctions.

A particle in a box.

Density of states for free particles.

A tunnel junction.

Intermolecular and Surface Forces by J. N. Israelachvili ISBN: 9780123751829

Monday, February 7th, 2011

Intermolecular and Surface Forces by J. N. Israelachvili.

ISBN:  9780123751829.

Historical Perspective.

Introduction to Nanoscience by S. M. Lindsay ISBN: 9780199544219

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

Introduction to Nanoscience by S. M. Lindsay ISBN:  9780199544219.

Chapter 4: Microscopy and manipulation tools.

Chapter 6: Making nanostructures: bottom up.