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Molecular visualization software in Jupyter (IPython) Notebooks

Jupyter notebooks have always been a great way for me to create high-quality graphs, and write code. The features also continue to improve with packages such as Jupyter Lab, and now Jupyter Books, ...
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What software can be used to do QTAIM analysis?

I have a rather general question of what software packages exist to do Quantum Theory Atom in Molecule (QTAIM) analysis of periodic and non-periodic systems. Working with Gaussian I have previously ...
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What are the methods for calculating interaction energies of layered materials, and where are they implemented?

What are the available methods for the calculation of reference interaction energies of layered materials and in which codes they are implemented? For example, I know RPA-ACFDT in the DFT concept. But ...
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Is there a software that has implemented forces of TDDFT calculations for solids?

I'd like to investigate the structural relaxations of the excited state for periodic systems. BSE and TDDFT are two promising methods for this purpose. While there is a discussion on BSE Is there a ...
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Are there other custom chemistry programming languages besides SVL?

I must confess some ignorance... I just became aware of the Scientific Vector Language (SVL) which has been around since 1994 and was created solely for computational chemistry. It has a large ...
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Candidate structures for global minimum determination

What are the best packages that can generate candidate structures for quantum chemical optimization (DFT or CCSD) to find the global minimum? I am working on the gas-phase small inorganic clusters (...
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What are the advantages of different point defects calculation tools?

As far as I know, there are mainly PyCDT, PyDEF, pylada and some part of pymatgen. As a new user to those tools, which one would be a good choice? pycdt: Python Charge Defects Toolkit (PyCDT) is a ...
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Codes for post-processing Gaussian cube files?

I have generated MOs of a molecular system and I need to recreate its electronic density via $\rho(r)=\sum_{A_i}|\psi_i(\mathbf{r})|^2$ where $A$ is a set of occupied MOs. I am trying to do this via ...
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What resources are available to learn how to do something in VASP?

Apart from what is obvious (from a Google Search), what are the various resources available if I want to learn how to do something in VASP (for example, starting an HSE06 calculation)?
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What are some free programs to do docking?

I'm interested in doing molecular docking. What are some free programs for it and what are their pros and cons?
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Citizen science projects in Matter Modeling

According to Wikipedia, Volunteer computing is a type of distributed computing in which people donate their computers' unused resources to a research-oriented project An example of a volunteer ...
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What are the types of DMRG?

The following questions have worked out very well 😊 : What are the types of Quantum Monte Carlo? What are the types of SCF? What are the types of MCSCF? What are the types of ab initio Molecular ...
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Tools for electronic transport calculations

Electronic transport calculations play an important role in device simulation. What tools can do electronic transport calculation? I am familiar with TranSIESTA (a module of SIESTA program) and ...
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Order of scaling for different algorithms

There are many different computational methods used in matter modelling. For example: solving multi-electron Schroedinger equation, DFT with different approximations, Quantum Monte Carlo, etc. How ...
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What are the ways to add dynamic correlation to an MCSCF wavefunction?

We recently learned about the many types of MCSCF, which treat "static" electron correlation. There are then many ways to treat further "dynamic" electron correlation to try and ...
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For software that does not support FCIDUMP format, what format is used and how can we get the software to interact with FCIDUMP integrals?

Complementary to this question: How do the various programs read or write integrals in FCIDUMP format? which attempts to list all electronic structure packages that support the ...
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How do the various programs read or write integrals in FCIDUMP format?

The FCIDUMP format was created by Peter Knowles and Nick Handy circa 1989 and now allows many electronic structure software packages to interact with each other. ...
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What are the types of Quantum Molecular Dynamics (QMD)?

In similar spirit to recent questions on Quantum Monte Carlo, ab-initio Molecular Dynamics, types of scf, among others, I now ask: What are the types of Quantum Molecular Dynamics (QMD)? What are ...
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What are some codes available for Dynamical Mean Field Theory (DMFT)?

One particularly field of matter modeling is that of strongly correlated materials, heavy-fermion compounds with partially filled 4f or 5f orbitals. In brief, these are materials whose complex ...
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What ab initio methods are better suited to modelling disorder in materials?

In contrast to the perfect periodic bulk materials, now computational approaches are moving towards modelling ‘real’ materials or solid solutions with dopants, dislocations, grain boundaries and ...
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What are the types of Quantum Monte Carlo?

Similar to: What are the types of SCF? What are the types of MCSCF? What are the types of ab initio Molecular Dynamics? What are the types of pseudopotentials? What are the types of DFT? What are the ...
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Tools for high-throughput DFT studies?

High-throughput density functional theory (DFT) calculations are used to screen for new materials and conduct fundamental research in materials science and materials innovation. It involves ...
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What are the great unsolved questions in Matter Modeling?

This is inspired from an amazingly successful question on Operations Research Stack Exchange: What are the great unsolved problems in operations research? Wikipedia has some huge lists of: Unsolved ...
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What methods are available for excited state calculations in solids?

In the spirit of a succint answer (3 paragraphs maximum) to create a useful resource, what are the types of excited state calculation available for solids? Please add to the list: Quasiparticle ...
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What are the types of SCF?

Many of us know the most common types of SCF (though we can do better than Wikipedia at explaining them): RHF (Restricted Hartree-Fock), RKS (Restricted Kohn-Sham) [link to answer] UHF (Unrestricted ...
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What are the types of MCSCF?

Similar to: What are the types of SCF? What are the types of Quantum Monte Carlo? What are the types of ab initio Molecular Dynamics? What are the types of pseudopotentials? What are the types of DFT?...
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What are the pitfalls for new users of DFT?

This question is inspired from a post in another SE. Many users these days use density functional theory codes as 'black boxes' and hence its natural to expect that they would have made many mistakes ...
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What are some open-source all-electron DFT alternatives to Wien2K?

Since the beginning of the century, Wien2K has proven to be a very powerful player in computational condensed matter and materials physics. Wien2K is an all-electron periodic DFT code based on the ...
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What are the types of ab initio Molecular Dynamics?

I am new to the world of Molecular Dynamics, and am curious to know exactly what is considered to be an ab initio Molecular Dynamics (AIMD) method, and how do they work? The seminal work by Roberto ...
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What are the types of pseudopotentials?

I would like to know what are the different types of pseudopotentials, the pro and cons, and what properties can/cannot be calculated with them?
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Supercomputers around the world

For a matter modelling person, the most valuable resource is computing power. For many of us, computing power at hand limits the scale of problems we can solve. There are many national supercomputing ...
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What are the types of DFT?

Similar to: What are the types of charge analysis?, What are the types of bond orders?, and What are some recent developments in density functional theory?, I would like to ask: What are the different ...
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What are the types of charge analysis?

I am evaluating the atomic charge of a system using inter-atomic potentials and comparing with using DFT. I know about the following types of partial charge: Mulliken, Bader, Qeq. I wonder what are ...
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Which Linux distribution is best for Matter Modeling?

In some science fields there are efforts to provide customized distributions, so you can get a productive environment with minimum set-up overhead. For example, in high energy particle physics, we ...
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Molecular Dynamics simulation software for Windows

Is there a Windows-based Molecular Dynamics simulation software which is easy to use?
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How to “get my feet wet” in Density Functional Theory by simulating a water molecule using Python

I just saw I am a beginner in Density Functional Theory. What are some resources that could help me to learn the basics? and it reminded me that few years ago I'd asked How can I calculate the charge ...
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Semi-empirical software for bands calculations

In Semiconductor Physics, one of the main parameters of interest is the band gap. It is known that, in DFT, there are functionals that underestimate it. I came across the MOPAC program, a semi-...
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What are the types of bond orders?

I am studying the interaction of a metal with a nanostructure. As we can not trust graphical software about the bond formation, I decided to analyze them using the software Multiwfn. It happens that ...
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Special quasirandom structures vs virtual crystal approach

What are the advantages and disadvantages in using special quasirandom structures (SQS) vs virtual-crystal approximation (VCA) to simulate electronic properties of disordered alloys? You do not need ...
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Is there a free package with robust CASSCF functionality?

Among free software packages, which one has robust CASSCF functionality? The FCI solver can be implemented in either way, e.g., direct solver, DMRG, etc.
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What are some recent developments in density functional theory?

In the book Materials Modelling Using Density Functional Theory: Properties and Predictions by Feliciano Giustino, a timeline of milestones in DFT was given for achievements between 1964 and 1996: $$\...
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What are the common acronyms in Materials Modelling?

Many abbreviations are used in Materials Modelling. For example, we have DFT (density functional theory/discrete Fourier transform), TST (transition state theory) and MD (molecular dynamics). Which ...
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What are the different ways of calculating dispersion constants?

There are many different dispersion corrections out there. The most famous is D3 [1] (and the new D4 [2]), but there's probably other approaches too. The dispersion energy can be written as: $$ E_{\...