Posted: Dec 02, 2014 
Source code of nanoarchimedes now online

(Nanowerk News) nanoarchimedes is a Technology Computer Aided Design tool (TCAD) for the simulation of various technology relevant situtations involving the dynamics of electrons such as the transport in nanometer scale semiconductor devices (nanodevices) and the dynamics of Nbody problems in quantum chemistry. It is based on the Wigner equation, a convenient formulation of quantum mechanics in terms of a phasespace, and the density functional theory (DFT).

Today, Dr. Jean Michel Sellier has released the source code of nanoarchimedes online. It can be downloaded here.

This first version implements the onedimensional, ballistic, timedependent Wigner MC method based on signed particles and simulates a wavepacket going towards a potential barrier.

An example of what can be achieved with this code is given in the following video:


The code is released under GPL and it is a GNU package. The user is, thus, free to use, modify and share the code with other users.

Instructions on how to extend this code to twodimensional and threedimensional geometries are provided along with explanations on how to simulate manybody quantum problems and include phonon scattering.
