The goal of our project is to find new semiconducting materials through simulating electronic behavior in new theoretical materials. Essentially, we are looking for a replacement for silicon that can be used in microchips and tuned to fit different needs and specifications. We use a simulation software called Wein2k, which uses Density Functional Theory, a method which solves the mathematical equations from the ground up that define how electrons behave. The simulation generates data about the electron behavior (particularly, the Density of States and the Bandstructure) which tell us all sorts of things about how the material will behave in the physical world. Join us on a journey through quantum mechanics, solid state physics, and materials science as we look into electron behavior in materials that has never been seen before!
Monday-Thursday: 10am-12am, 1pm-2pm
- Dr. Neel Haldolaraachchige — haldolaarachchige (at) gmail.com