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PHANTOMS Foundation
Universidad Autonoma de MAdrid
Parque Científico de Madrid
Universidad Complutense de Madrid

"Modelling for Nanotechnology (M4nano) is a WEB-based initiative leaded by four Spanish Institutions: Phantoms Foundation, Parque Cientfico de Madrid (PCM), Universidad Autnoma de Madrid (UAM) and Universidad Complutense to maintain a systematic flow of information among research groups and therefore avoid that research efforts in Nanomodelling remain fragmented.

Networking is vital to any scientist and even more so for persons working in the inter-disciplinary field of Nanotechnology and in particular Nanomodelling. To fulfil this necessity, M4nano will provide a comprehensive guide -whos who- of groups working in Modelling at the nanoscale listing their accomplishments, background, infrastructures, projects and publications. In this way, M4Nano completes the aim of both raising awareness of scientists in Nanotechnology modelling issues and aiding them in developing beneficial collaborations and employment opportunities.

Emerging research areas such as Molecular Electronics, Biotechnology, Nanophotonics, Nanofluidics or Quantum Computing could lead in the mid-term future to possible elements of nano-based devices. Modelling behaviour of these possible nanodevices is therefore becoming more and more important and should allow to: (i) Visualise what happens inside a device (ii) Optimise the devices under study (iii) Improve understanding of device properties (physical, chemical, etc.).


M4nano in close collaboration with other European Research Institutions deeply involved in modelling at the nanoscale will develop tools such as a users database, a forum to stimulate discussions about the future of Nanocomputing, a source of documents (courses, seminars, etc.) on modelling issues, etc. and in the mid-term future implement a computational HUB, repository of simulation codes useful for modelling and design of nanoscale electronic devices .

Information spreading will also be enhanced using mailing list alerts, press releases and flyers. Collaborations with similar initiatives such as the NanoHub (USA) or Icode (Italy) will also be set-up.