Daniel W. Drumm

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Epitaxial circuitry offers a revolution in silicon technology, with components that can be fabricated on atomic scales. We perform the first ab initio calculation of atomically thin epitaxial nanowires in silicon, investigating the fundamental electronic properties of wires two P atoms thick, similar to those produced this year by Weber et al. For the first(More)
The enabling of scientific experiments that are embarrassingly parallel, long running and data-intensive into a cloud-based execution environment is a desirable, though complex undertaking for many researchers. The management of such virtual environments is cumbersome and not necessarily within the core skill set for scientists and engineers. We present(More)
This paper presents a formal model for science clouds, capable of predicting and controlling resources scalably, as well as its implementation as an open source solution, called Chiminey. The feasibility of Chiminey is shown using case studies on biophysics and structural chemistry computations. Big data is acquired from scientific instruments such as(More)
: The differences in energy between electronic bands due to valley splitting are of paramount importance in interpreting transport spectroscopy experiments on state-of-the-art quantum devices defined by scanning tunnelling microscope lithography. Using vasp, we develop a plane-wave density functional theory description of systems which is size limited due(More)
IN THE MIDST OF THE EPITAXIAL CIRCUITRY REVOLUTION IN SILICON TECHNOLOGY, WE LOOK AHEAD TO THE NEXT PARADIGM SHIFT: effective use of the third dimension - in particular, its combination with epitaxial technology. We perform ab initio calculations of atomically thin epitaxial bilayers in silicon, investigating the fundamental electronic properties of(More)
A mixture of cyclic gold(I) complexes [Au(2)(μ-cis-dppen)(2)]X(2) (X = OTf 1, PF(6)3) and [Au(cis-dppen)(2)]X (X = OTf 2, PF(6)4) is obtained from the reaction of [Au(tht)(2)]X (tht = tetrahydrothiophene) with one equivalent of cis-dppen [dppen = 1,2-bis(diphenylphosphino)ethylene]. The analogous reaction with trans-dppen or dppa [dppa =(More)
Ternary glass structures are notoriously difficult to model accurately, and yet prevalent in several modern endeavors. Here, a novel combination of Reverse Monte Carlo (RMC) modeling and ab initio molecular dynamics (MD) is presented, rendering these complicated structures computationally tractable. A case study (Ge6.25As32.5Se61.25 glass) illustrates the(More)
Novel physical phenomena emerge in ultra-small sized nanomaterials. We study the limiting small-size-dependent properties of MoS2 monolayer rhombic nanoflakes using density-functional theory on structures of size up to Mo35S70 (1.74 nm). We investigate the structural and electronic properties as functions of the lateral size of the nanoflakes, finding(More)
Dye-sensitised solar cells (DSSCs) have sparked considerable interest over two decades. Recently, a method of polymer-wire sensitisation was demonstrated; the polymer is suggested to form a hole transport pathway (wire) following initial charge separation. We predict the optical properties of this polymer in various interfacial configurations, including the(More)
Materials that undergo reversible metal-insulator transitions are obvious candidates for new generations of devices. For such potential to be realised, the underlying microscopic mechanisms of such transitions must be fully determined. In this work we probe the correlation between the energy landscape and electronic structure of the metal-insulator(More)