iemn-logoThe IEMN group has long experience in atomistic modeling of materials using tight-binding calculations, valence-force field descriptions and molecular dynamic simulations. Tight-binding calculations have been performed to predict the electronic structure, the optical properties and the transport properties of semiconductor nanostructures. Recent efforts have concerned the atomistic modeling of transport (electron-phonon coupling, scattering by impurities) in Si nanowires and layers. The laboratory is strongly involved in the development of the software platform TB_Sim under the coordination of INAC.