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NCN@Purdue Tool Support

We have identified a list of tools for which we commit the following level of service:

  • monitor support tickets, questions, and wishlists and provide a response within 24 hours.
  • fix simple bugs within a week.
  • move long term projects and tool improvement requests to a public wish list.

The overall support structure and philosophy of the NCN and nanoHUB is described in a different page.

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.

Tool Improvement Wishlist

User due post questions or send support tickets where they essentially ask for new features in tools or suggest improvements. With the limited resources we have available we want to manage these tool suggestions publicly. Eventually we believe that each tool will have its own “Wishlist”. For now we summarize the tool improvment wishes here.

Tool Questions Desired feature
Abacus Questions no wishes
Crystal Viewer Tool Questions View crystal planes and exposed surfaces (original question)
Piece-Wise Constant Potential Barriers Tool Questions Vary effective masses along device (original question)|
Periodic Potential Lab Questions no wishes
Band Structure Lab Questions no wishes
Carrier Statistics Lab Questions no wishes
Drift-Diffusion Lab Questions no wishes
PN Junction Lab Questions no wishes
BJT Lab Questions no wishes
MOSCap Questions no wishes
MOSFet Questions no wishes
Quantum Dot Lab Questions no wishes
CNTbands Questions Download atomic coordinates (rather than an image) (original question)
Resonant Tunneling Diode Simulation with NEGF Questions no wishes
ABINIT Questions no wishes
Band Structure Lab Questions Show “kx ky kz E” in final results (original question)
Expand materials to include CdTe (original question)
OMEN Nanowire Questions no wishes

Links to: Tools, Questions and Answers, and Wishlists

Educational Tools:

Research Tools:

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.

Created on , Last modified on, 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.