PFHub: The phase-field community Hub

Daniel Wheeler*, Trevor Keller, Stephen J. DeWitt, Andrea M. Jokisaari, Daniel Schwen, Jonathan E. Guyer, Larry K. Aagesen, Olle G. Heinonen, Michael R. Tonks, Peter W. Voorhees, James A. Warren

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Scientific communities struggle with the challenge of effectively and efficiently sharing content and data. An online portal provides a valuable space for scientific communities to discuss challenges and collate scientific results. Examples of such portals include the Micromagnetic Modeling Group (μMAG) [1], the Interatomic Potentials Repository (IPR) [2, 3] and on a larger scale the NIH Genetic Sequence Database (GenBank) [4]. In this work, we present a description of a generic web portal that leverages existing online services to provide a framework that may be adopted by other small scientific communities. The first deployment of the PFHub framework supports phase-field practitioners and code developers participating in an effort to improve quality assurance for phase-field codes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number29
JournalJournal of Open Research Software
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019



  • Jekyll-website
  • Materials-science
  • Phase-field
  • Reproducible-science
  • Scientific-portal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Information Systems
  • Library and Information Sciences

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Wheeler, D., Keller, T., DeWitt, S. J., Jokisaari, A. M., Schwen, D., Guyer, J. E., Aagesen, L. K., Heinonen, O. G., Tonks, M. R., Voorhees, P. W., & Warren, J. A. (2019). PFHub: The phase-field community Hub. Journal of Open Research Software, 7(1), [29].