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The NNCI is an NSF-funded program comprised of 16 sites, located in 17 states and involving 29 universities and other partners. This national network provides researchers from academia, government, and industry with access to university user facilities with leading edge fabrication and characterization tools, instrumentation and expertise within all disciplines of nanoscale science, engineering, and technology. Research undertaken within NNCI facilities is incredibly broad, with applications in electronics, materials, biomedicine, energy, geosciences, environmental sciences, consumer products, and many more. The toolsets of sites are designed to accommodate explorations that span the continuum from materials and processes through devices and systems. There are micro/nanofabrication tools, used in cleanroom environments, as well as extensive characterization capabilities to provide resources for both top-down and bottom-up approaches to nanoscale science and engineering.
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Modeling and simulation play a key role in enhancing nanoscale fabrication and characterization as they guide experimental research, reduce the required number of trial and error iterations, and enable more in-depth interpretations of the characterization results. Various NNCI sites provide a diverse set of software and hardware resources and capabilities that, if made readily accessible, can greatly help and even expand the NNCI user community. A collective inventory of modeling and simulation resources and capabilities across NNCI sites is provided in this database with helpful information such as a point of contact for each tool, access restrictions, and academic citations.
Access to commercial tools available through various sites might be limited by their licenses. For instance, some might be available only to internal or academic users. Internally-developed tools typically come with fewer restrictions. However, these tools have been developed with limited funding from various sources and may lack a professional user interface, documentation, or robustness. Executable versions of some tools may not be even publicly available at this point. The point of contact (mainly the PI) for each internally developed tool is provided to facilitate potential collaborations. However, the PIs may not have the resources to respond to all inquiries. The NNCI Coordinating Office at Georgia Tech will continue to update and expand this database, work with the PIs to facilitate access to the resources, and explore ways to address the computational needs of the community.
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