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Software for solving quantum systems in 1D and 2D

I'm looking to solve quantum system in 1D and 2D consisting of a large number of sites. What are the pros and cons of each package, and which package is more suitable for what type of calculations? ...
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Is there a software package to analyse interactions in crystals? [closed]

I have been using Quantum ESPRESSO, specifically the pp.x module to study interactions via charge density plots. The process is slow as for crystals containing ...
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Looking for crystal generator library

I am looking for a C or a C++ library that can do crystal generation, that is, multiply unit cells in one or more directions with symmetry information. (in other words, generate supercells). I have ...
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Discrete Lattice polymer simulations

I am trying to develop phase coexistence curves for generic polymers. Of course, I can use standard Flory theory free energy functionals to do this, but I want to define my nearest neighbor polymer-...
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Soil Modelling: Getting accurate Thermal Conductivity values

Context: We perform a lot of CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) modelling for our clients (geothermal, construction, general underground engineering, etc) where we have to model temperature flows and ...
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What are open source options to simulate kinematical electron diffraction patterns?

I tried using the python package diffsims. I get an image, but not a diffraction pattern I was expecting. ...
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How can I learn LaTeX?

I have no experience in using Latex, but I am planning to use it for publishing purposes. Could you please recommend any resources that help me to learn in less time (at least the basics on how to ...
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Given the adjacency matrix of a molecule, how can I get a graphical representation using only open source software?

In Huckel Method, by numbering the sp2 carbons in a molecule with conjugated double bonds, we can assemble its secular determinant in a form similar to the adjacency matrix of a graph. Taking trans-...
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Which image format is best to use in a scientific paper?

When submitting a scientific paper written using LaTeX, to a journal, which high-quality image format do you usually use?
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Structure visualization software for Windows

I have been using Quantum ESPRESSO for my calculations and I do most of my processing in Linux. Recently I bought a new laptop and it came with Windows and I need to keep it like that for several ...
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Recommended code to do XAS/XES/RIXS calculations with?

I am a grad student looking to simulate several XAS/XES and potentially RIXS spectra for some strongly correlated metal-oxides. The materials in question will likely require solving the Bethe-Salpeter ...
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Fitting of mesostructure diffraction peaks [closed]

I've got synchrotron X-ray powder diffraction data where nice mesostructure diffraction peaks are observed at a very low angles. Does anybody know how to gain relevant information from these data? ...
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Is it possible to calculate the variation of magnetization M(T) for a diluted magnetic semiconductor?

Is there any simulation program (for example a DFT package) to determine the variation of magnetization M(T) for dilute magnetic semiconductors or doped semiconductors with different concentrations of ...
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What's the best quantum chemistry output parser for the command line?

This question is about tools like Open Babel. Are there any good command-line parsers for quantum chemistry program outputs? A good Python library could come in as a close second. I am interested e.g. ...
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How to generate a complete set of doped (substituted) structures?

I'm trying to analyse doping in a certain material in low concentrations. I'm approaching the problem by taking crystallographic unit cell of that material, then expanding that to a 2x2x2 supercell ...
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Tools for symbolic calculations of quantum transport using the Keldysh NEGF formalism

I am looking for tools for symbolic calculation of quantum transport or quantum mechanics that involves Keldysh NEGF (non-equilibrium Green's function) formalism. The closest tool I heard/seen is <...
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How can we calculate the Gibbs free energy from first principles?

I am trying to calculate the Gibbs free energy for a bulk material. Since DFT ground state calculations give the energy at 0K, a temperature dependent part has to be added in this to obtain correct ...
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List of software for creating random multi-component alloy inputs for DFT or MD

I'm looking for a list of tools similar to ATAT which are available for creating random multi-component alloy inputs for DFT/MD.
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Analytic Hessian at the level of full CI?

This is a follow-up question to my previous question: Computing analytic derivatives of molecular Hamiltonians obtained from solving Hartree-Fock equations. After looking at various quantum chemistry ...
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Software for calculating the mirror Chern number of 2D systems?

Can anyone please explain to me how can I calculate the mirror Chern number of a 2D system? I will be very thankful if you can refer me to a package or software which can directly perform mirror Chern ...
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Molecular dynamics to reproduce dispersion interactions

I'm trying to simulate the behavior of chromophore molecules incorporated into a polymer under an external electric field. I've tried to use classical molecular dynamics (GROMACS) but it's unable to ...
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Is there some free software to do Frank-Condon analysis?

I know Gaussian 16 can do it, but are there some free programs that can? For simple excited state calculations using TD-DFT, we can use NWChem and Octopus. Can these do Franck-Condon factors?
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Functional group detection for group contribution methods

I would like to be able to parse a molecule into its functional groups, and, also, know the number of occurrences of each. A similar question was asked on matter modelling specifically for xyz files. ...
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Generating numpy-compatible electron density from Molden / QC calculation

I'd like to use a variety of Python tools (e.g., matplotlib and Mayavi) to analyze orbitals plot electron density contours, etc. ...
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Periodic polarizable QM/MM embedding

Are there any standalone open source software codes available for periodic polarizable QM/MM embedding MD simulations? In my knowledge, CP2K only has the option for electrostatic embedding and other ...
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What are some DMRG packages with an easy learning curve?

I've been meaning to learn how to use DMRG (density matrix renormalization group) for a long time. Which packages have an easy learning curve? I specifically mean it should be easy to actually learn ...
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Are there any codes to study magnetic materials?

I have used a few codes for studying magnetic materials (specifically core-shell nanoparticles with an AFM shell and an FM core). These are: Vampire: For the calculation of curie temperature via ...
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What packages exist for building quantum Monte Carlo simulations of spin or Hubbard Hamiltonians?

What packages exist that can help someone, especially a new masters/PhD student get started with QMC on spin or Hubbard systems? As an example, for writing a stochastic series expansion QMC program ...
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Package for computing properties of excited vibrational states

We're starting to develop some calculations of the hyperfine parameters (electric field gradient, spin-rotation coupling, spin-spin coupling) with CFOUR, and we reached a limitation of the public ...
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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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How should I organize and keep track of a huge number of calculations systematically?

Doing matter modeling generates vast amounts of data. We might most probably be working on different projects simultaneously. We definitely will have to revisit old data for revisions, post-processing,...
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What are the tools available for point defects calculations?

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? It would be appreciated if you could explain one of ...
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GUI for DFT calculations

I am a beginner in DFT. Can someone suggest a good DFT software with a GUI for simulating dipole moments and optical absorption spectra in an organic crystal? I have tried the Burai GUI of Quantum ...
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What are good tools for visualizing glide planes and screw axes?

While there are a few tools for visualizing crystal structures, I'm particularly curious to know tools for visualizing space group symmetry, including: screw axes glide planes I teach a class on ...
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How to create a lookup table of ϵ and σ values for Lennard-Jones Potentials?

So in my last question How may I calculate the bond length between two atoms? I mentioned that I want to use Lennard-Jones Potential to simulate atom/molecule interaction for my sandbox-game-like ...
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Chimera or other software to perform protonation states of a protein

I want to perform a Molecular Docking between some ligands and a protein in different pH conditions. For this, I calculated the distance between atoms in different pH concentrations for the ligands, ...
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GUI-based force field optimization with bond-typing

I am looking for a list of programs that support structure relaxations via molecular mechanics (e.g. via UFF) with the following conditions: The program is free (free with an academic license is okay)...
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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 forces with BSE ...
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Is there any code that runs WHAM starting from histograms rather than time series?

I'm looking for a way to run the Weighted Histogram Analsys Method, but I don't have a time series to feed to the code as usually happens, but rather I have histograms coming from the debiasing of a ...
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What software can perform block analysis on time sequence data?

I have a .xyz file for a trajectory and I want to perform block analysis on it, and to find the decorrelation time and to perform analysis on that as well. What ...
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What software is a software for RNA tertiary structure prediction?

It seems that the prediction of protein folding is a pretty advanced area. Are there options based on some GDT-like measure? For me, it has relevance in connection with the origin of life (cf. RNA ...
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What software can do RNA secondary structure prediction?

This question is a follow-up to this previous question. I have learnt there that there are reasonable ways to predict RNA tertiary structure. Here I inquire about how to predict RNA secondary ...
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Analyzing MD trajectory: molecule orientation

I'm running a MD simulation (in Gromacs) of dye molecules incorporated into polymer to determine how that system responds to external electric field. There are two order parameters that are used to ...
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What is a good replacement for Gaussian?

When I started studying computational chemistry (circa 2007), my supervisor used to tell me about the controversy surrounding Gaussian, Inc. regarding the banning of researchers involved in the ...
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Programs/Libraries for calculating solvent excluded surface and excluded volume

Given the 3D structure of a molecule (e.g. as *.mol) and a probe radius r, I want to calculate the solvent excluded surface (SES)...
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What software will allow me to combine two images?

I have seen in many presentations and publications, things like a human on a molecule (for example). What software can do this? It's for a presentation I'm doing.
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What software is available to do molecular dynamics on 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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Symmetry-preserving low-level structural relaxation

I would like some suggestions on how to do structural relaxation (while I'm at it, let me list some synonyms for search exposure - geometry optimization, structural refinement, energy minimization etc)...
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A good software for DFT optimization and nonlinear optical properties

I'm running a series of calculation for nonlinear chromophores. The general pipeline is geometry optimization (B3LYP/def2-TZVP) -> Frequencies -> Hyperpolarizability calculation (M06-2X (or CAM-...