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NCN at Purdue Tools

by Gerhard Klimeck, George B. Adams III, Michael McLennan, Mark Lundstrom, Benjamin P Haley, Joseph M. Cychosz, Saumitra Raj Mehrotra

Objective, Challenge, and Approach

nanoHUB.org is designed in the spirit of research and educational support through online simulation. Everyone in the community is encouraged to contribute tools and seminars to the Nanoscience and Nanotechnology community! However, we are faced with issues of “Quality Control” and “Software Support” as a central cyberinfrastructure provider. Clearly we cannot be responsible to support all the contributed tools and materials. We therefore take a two-pronged approach to tackle the issues of “Quality Control” and “Software Support”: We distinguish between two different sets of tools:

1) contributed tools supported solely by the tool contributor. nanoHUB.org puts processes and infrastructure in place that makes the tracking of bugs, questions, and improvement requests as automated as possible. We request that the tool authors provide enough supplemental materials to their tools such as scientific heritage, tool validation, tool limitation discussions, tutorials, and even possibly usage scenarios (homework or project assignments).

2) NCN@University supported tools: nanoHUB.org is operated by the Network for Computational Nanotechnology (NCN) which consists of several University nodes. NCN@University nodes support a limited set of tools with their local expertise. The level of support is such that we monitor the support tickets, questions, and suggestions for improvement very closely through NCN@University support persons and interact with the user community through these venues rapidly. Our level of service commitment is that we aim to answer questions within 24 hours, fix simple bugs within a week, and manage a list of tool improvements publicly.

NCN@Purdue Supported Educational Tools

NCN@Purdue Supported Research Tools

  • Abinit provides a simple interface to the very popular community-based electronic structure code.
  • Bandstructure Lab Computes the electronic structure of various materials in the spatial configuration of bulk (infinitely periodic), quantum wells (confined in one dimension, infinitely periodic in 2 dimensions), and wires (confined in 2 dimensions and infinitely periodic in the third dimension). The tool is powered by OMEN, one of our NCN@Purdue tool intitiatives which create new advanced research tools.
  • OMEN nanowire Simulate full-band 3D, real-space quantum transport in nanowire structures. The tool is powered by OMEN, one of our NCN@Purdue tool intitiatives which create new advanced research tools.

Links to: Tools, Questions and Answers, and Wishlists

Tool Questions Wishlist
Abacus Questions Wishlist
Crystal Viewer Tool Questions Wishlist
Piece-Wise Constant Potential Barriers Tool Questions Wishlist
Periodic Potential Lab Questions Wishlist
Band Structure Lab Questions Wishlist
Carrier Statistics Lab Questions Wishlist
Drift-Diffusion Lab Questions Wishlist
PN Junction Lab Questions Wishlist
BJT Lab Questions Wishlist
MOSCap Questions Wishlist
* MOSFET Lab: MOSFet ), Questions, Wishlist
* Quantum Dot Lab: Quantum Dot Lab, Questions, Wishlist
* CNTbands: CNTbands, Questions, Wishlist
* Resonant Tunneling Diode Lab: Tool, Questions, Wishlist
* Abinit: Tool, Questions, Wishlist
* Bandstructure Lab: Tool, Questions, Wishlist
* OMEN nanowire: OMEN Tool, Questions, Wishlist

Other NCN@Purdue Tools

Nanoelectronics is the focal point of the research performed at Purdue University. A variety of NCN@Purdue contributed tools are listed on the Nanoelectronics page.

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nanoHUB.org, a resource for nanoscience and nanotechnology, is supported by the National Science Foundation and other funding agencies. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.