Saturday, September 1, 2012

Very quick introduction to molecular quantum mechanics for simple systems

My guest lecture in the course Unifying Concepts in Nano-Science back in 2009 somehow turned into a regular gig.  This year I made a few more screencasts of parts of my lecture to free up time for peer instruction questions during the lecture period:

a. A brief motivation for the Schrödinger equation
b. Four simple examples of the Schrödinger equation
c. Solutions to the Schrödinger equation for three simple systems
d. Changes in quantum states and spectroscopy: a simple example
e. Tunneling and scanning tunneling microscopy

The simulations are done using a free program called Molecular Workbench. Once you have installed Molecular Workbench you can download the list of simulations here.

2012.09.07 Update: The slides used in the video and the peer instruction questions can be found here

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