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A nanowire is a nanostructure, with the diameter of the order of a nanometer. Alternatively, nanowires can be defined as structures that have a thickness or diameter constrained to tens of nanometers or less and an unconstrained length. At these scales, quantum mechanical effects are important.

Learn more about quantum dots from the many resources on this site, listed below. More information on Nanowires can be found here.

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  1. ABACUS - Assembly of Basic Applications for Coordinated Understanding of Semiconductors

    16 Jul 2008 | Tools | Contributor(s): Xufeng Wang, Dragica Vasileska, Gerhard Klimeck

    One-stop-shop for teaching semiconductor device education

  2. KP Nanowire/UTB FET

    22 Mar 2009 | Tools | Contributor(s): Mincheol Shin

    Simulate Nanowire/UTB FETs Using KP method

  3. MD Simulation

    31 Mar 2008 | Tools | Contributor(s): Sanket S Mahajan, Ganesh Subbarayan, Xufeng Wang

    Code to perform Molecular Dynamics (MD) Simulations

  4. Multi-gate Nanowire FET

    18 May 2007 | Tools | Contributor(s): Mincheol Shin

    3D simulator for silicon nanowire field effect transistors with multiple gates

  5. Nanomaterial Mechanics Explorer

    30 Jun 2015 | Tools | Contributor(s): Michael N Sakano, shuhui tang, Alexis Belessiotis, Mitchell Anthony Wood, Sam Reeve, Alejandro Strachan

    Simulate dislocation dynamics, crack propagation, nanowire tensile tests, and phase transitions

  6. Nanowire

    19 May 2006 | Tools | Contributor(s): Hong-Hyun Park, Lang Zeng, Matthew Buresh, Siqi Wang, Gerhard Klimeck, Saumitra Raj Mehrotra, Clemens Heitzinger, Benjamin P Haley

    Simulate 3D nanowire transport in the effective mass approximation with phonon scattering and 3D Poisson self-consistent solution

  7. OMEN Nanowire

    02 Sep 2008 | Tools | Contributor(s): SungGeun Kim, Mathieu Luisier, Benjamin P Haley, Abhijeet Paul, Saumitra Raj Mehrotra, Gerhard Klimeck

    Full-band 3D quantum transport simulation in nanowire structure

  8. Optical Properties of Single Coaxial Nanowires

    06 May 2014 | Tools | Contributor(s): Sarath Ramadurgam, Tzu-ging Lin, Katherine Elizabeth Hansen, Chen Yang

    Computes various optical properties of a single nanowire with up to 2 shell layers using Mie-formalism

  9. Stick2D

    28 Feb 2011 | Tools | Contributor(s): Jiantong Li

    A Monte Carlo simulator to study percolation characteristics of two-dimensional stick systems, 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.