Atomic Scale Design Network (ASDN): Educational Webportal
History, Present and Future
Like every living being or institution ASDN has its history which will be written on this page with life going on (at atomic and nano scale!).
ASDN history starts in the previous millennium. At the E-MRS (European material Research Society) meeting in Strasbourg in 1999, Anatoli Korkin
(he was at Motorola at that prehistoric time)
had presented the idea of a web site and mailing list (the term "web portal" was not yet popular at that time) in fundamentals of
materials design for microelectronics to Dr. Jim Greer
from Tyndall Institute (at that time National Microelectronics Research Center ).
However, neither Anatoli nor Jim had expertise in web design. Luckily, Anatoli had a good friend, who is a guru in programming and the Internet, Dr. Jan Labanowski
Jan has his own web portal , Computational Chemistry List (CCL)
, and he also has a big heart for his friends, desperate to enlist his skills, knowledge and wisdom.
Jan used the CLL scripts
as a prototype to design the framework of ASDN
, which he, Anatoli and Jim
(and his students) populated by initial information.
However, the life of ASDN at the Internet (and the major traffic to the domain) came not from its mailing
list or data bases (links) but from the Nano and Giga Forum
, series of the Nano & Giga Challenges
conferences with the initial focus in microelectronics
) which has been expended further
toward photonics (NGC2007
) and renewable energy (NGC2009
The new page in ASDN history has started in the summer 2007 when the leading Russian nanotechnology tool maker, NT-MDT
has signed an agreement
with Nano & Giga Solutions
for the development of , ASDN.NET
into an educational web
portal for atomic structure and fundamentals of nanotechnology. From here we start a new story and you are welcome to take part in making history.