Brillouin Zone Viewer

By Prasad Sarangapani1, Arun Goud Akkala1, Sebastian Steiger1, Hong-Hyun Park1, Yosef Borga2, Tillmann Christoph Kubis1, Michael Povolotskyi, Gerhard Klimeck1

1. Purdue University 2. Jackson State University

Visualize Brillouin zones of different crystals and different unit cells

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Version 1.1 - published on 24 Mar 2014

doi:10.4231/D3DB7VQ35 cite this

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    Crystal lattice type selection Lattice vectors & translations input FCC (cubic indices) Brillouin zone FCC's Unit cell structure Hexagonal lattice's Brillouin zone Lattice vectors input for Hexagonal lattice Hexagonal lattice's Unit cell structure



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The Brillouin Zone Viewer provides the ability to view the first Brillouin zone for various crystals.

By default the primitive unit cell is taken, but the user has the possibility to change the unit cell by specifying alternate Bravais vectors.

The specification is done in terms of Miller indices. For certain crystals two choices are available: either the indices in terms of the primitive vectors, or the indices in terms of the cartesian vectors.

The following crystals are currently available:

  • FCC
  • BCC
  • Simple Cubic
  • Hexagonal
  • Graphene
  • Rhombohedral

Upgrades from previous versions:
  • Ver 1.1: Update to NEMO 5 r13586

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NEMO5, a code under development in the research group of Gerhard Klimeck. NEMO5 is an open source nanoelectronics device simulator containing a variety of different material and geometry models. Features include the construction of atomistic grids of varying crystal structures, multiband Schroedinger-Poisson simulations, atomistic strain and phonon computations, quantum transport using open-boundary wavefunctions or NEGF, and user-friendly input/output.


P. Sarangapani... Current maintenance
A. Goud... Initial development and deployment
S. Steiger, M. Povolotskyi, T. Kubis, H.-H. Park... NEMO5 simulation engine
G. Klimeck... Oversight

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  • Prasad Sarangapani, Arun Goud Akkala, Sebastian Steiger, Hong-Hyun Park, Yosef Borga, Tillmann Christoph Kubis, Michael Povolotskyi, Gerhard Klimeck (2014), "Brillouin Zone Viewer," (DOI: 10.4231/D3DB7VQ35).

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