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Started by Cruncher Pete, May 21, 2009, 08:07:50 PM

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Project Summary
In the research-field "nano-technology", in the zone "Molecular Magnets: Controlled Nanoscale Magnetism", promoted by the American energy ministry (DOE) of interdisciplinary main research project, physicists, chemists, mathematicians and engineers are assigned to make molecular magnetic materials technologically appropriable. Thereby mathematical calculations need to be performed. Because these calculations are very time-consuming, a synchronized execution on numerous computers is obvious.

Why especially participate this simulation?
In all industrial nations the nano-technology is being celebrated as one of the key technologies of the 21. Century. Particularly with regard to future electronics, pioneering innovations are expected. Nano-technology lives from the vision to be able to control matter specifically at the atomic level. While this is in general still a pipe-dream, these processes meanwhile attained a degree of quality which permits almost without limitation but with surprising systematic the creation of any magnetic molecules within the scope of "chemical engineering". By means of these magnetic molecules new nano-magnetic applications, as highly integrated memory modules or tiny magnetic switches will be developed in the future. Furthermore biotechnological and medical applications (e.g. local tumor chemotherapy) are aimed to achieve. In the context of this project in co-operation with the universities Osnabrück and Bielefeld and the Ames Laboratory in Ames, Iowa, USA, extensive numeric Simulationen concerning the physical characteristics of magnetic molecules are processed. Therewith the subject is especially to discover highly promising structures, who could, regarding their new characteristics serve the chemists quasi as samples to synthesize analogical new molecules. That way, recently a structure could be found, which constitutes a tiny magnetic switch (see picture).

Spinhenge@home is a project of the University of Applied Sciences Bielefeld, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (FB2). Contact is Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Christian Schröder of the chair of applied mathematics and natural sciences, furthermore Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Thomas Hilbig.

The following platforms are supported:

Microsoft Windows x86       (32bit)
Microsoft Wndows x86_64   (64bit)
Linux x86                           (32bit)

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