A blog about anything nanotech

The Materials Project

morreale Wednesday 29 of April, 2020
The Materials Project provides open source tools and access to information on known and predicted materials. The databases include:
  • 124,515 inorganic compounds
  • 52,827 bandstructures
  • 35,336 molecules
  • 530,243 nanoporous materials
  • 13,751 elastic tensors
  • 3,016 piezoelectric tensors
  • 4,401 intercalation electrodes
  • 16,128 conversion electrodes


ACS Nano Virtual Issue on Perovskites Nanocrystals

morreale Monday 12 of November, 2018
The ACS Nano journal has released a virtual issue on Perovskites Nanocrystals. Topics include:
  • Colloidal synthesis and post-synthetic transformations
  • Bright, tunable emission and blinking dynamics
  • Applications in optoelectronics and beyond

The papers appear to be open access at the moment.

Source: Terahertz Conductivity within Colloidal CsPbBr3 Perovskite Nanocrystals: Remarkably High Carrier Mobilities and Large Diffusion Lengths

APS Physical Review celebrating 125 anniversery

morreale Monday 22 of October, 2018
The Physical Review journal is celebrating its 125th anniversary. It began publishing in 1893 at Cornell University. The American Physical Society (APS) was founded in 1899 and took over publish the journal in 1913. The Physical Review has a long history of publishing physical discoveries and has posted a fascinating timeline of major discoveries.


SPICE model supplement to CMOS Circuit Design, Layout, and Simulation

morreale Wednesday 29 of August, 2018
LTspice and PSPICE models and simuluations for most examples shown in the third edition of R. Jacob Baker's book CMOS Circuit Design, Layout, and Simulation are available at his website. Both simulation example packages are easy to unzip and run. The PSPICE version seems to run on the ORCAD/PSPICE lite version (as least for the few dozen I tried). I've enjoyed reading the first few chapters of the book and the simulation examples are impressive and nicely done.


2018 Review of Particle Physics

morreale Monday 20 of August, 2018
The American Physical Society (APS) has published the 60th anniversary issue of the Review of Particle Physics. This 1898 page two volume set lists tables of measured data on particles, formulas, and has review papers on statistics, particle detectors, colliders, dark mater, and Higgs Boson physics to name a few. It can be downloaded as a pdf (see link above) or found at the Particle Data Group website.