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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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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 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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Create doped structures to POSCAR files for vasp

I have a perfect supercell structure Ni fcc. And I would like to dope another element O or N with a ratio of O:Ni=8:100 to the supercell of 3x3x3 and find the most stable ordering structure. The ...
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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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What are the tools available for point defects calculations? [closed]

It would be appreciated if you could explain one of the tools below (or another tool not listed), in the format used here (for example): What software will allow me to combine two images? What ...
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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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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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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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Is ARM64 the next big thing?

Considering how GPUs in matter modeling was first recognized in gaming devices like PlayStation, it is also interesting to consider whether ARM64 chips, which are the type of chips in modern smart ...
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Software recommendations for passivating structures

I am looking for an open-source library that allows to passivate a structure, ideally starting from a xyz-file. QuantumATK provides a function like this. However, this is not an option at the moment. ...
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What is the best program to manipulate plane-wave DFT wavefunctions to calculate custom matrix elements?

For pedagogical reasons, I am looking for ways to calculate quantum-mechanical quantities such as $\langle m | \dot{m}\rangle, \langle m | \dot{n}\rangle, \langle m | \ddot{n}\rangle$ using ...
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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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Is there a software that can do derivatives with respect to user defined vibrational modes?

I'm doing some property calculations that depend on a sum of derivatives of some quantity with respect to normal vibrational modes. I was hoping to find some physical intuition relating the type of ...
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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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Is there a simple free working code that implements Hartree–Fock or DFT?

Is there somewhere in the internet a good simple free working code (with a minimal number of lines in its presentation) that implements a calculation of eigenvalues with Hartree–Fock (or DFT) ...
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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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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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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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Is there a software that has implemented forces of BSE calculations for solids?

I'd like to investigate the structural relaxations of the excited state for periodic systems. It seems BSE is a practical method that has already been implemented in many codes for static calculations....
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why use PySCF/OpenMolcas instead of VASP/QuantumESPRESSO

While I am aware that VASP and QE are widely used for solid-state materials and PySCF/OpenMolcas are primarily designed for molecular systems. I want to know why should I use PySCF/OpenMolcas for ...
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What is a good software for computational electrochemistry?

I am thinking about working on computational electrochemistry for a limited subject and don't have a huge amount of time I can invest to explore different software. The JDFTx software seems like a ...
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What's the best code for getting 1-particle and 2-particle density matrices with CCSD(T) in Python?

I have been using PySCF to calculate the 1-particle and 2-particle density matrix from ccsd(T) wavefunction using these modules in-built in PySCF make_rdm1() and <...
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Program to classify structures of different composition?

Is there a program to classify and compare structures with different composition? I want to compare e.g. structure_1 with composition [2,1,4] and structure_2 with composition [16,8,32]. Maybe both ...
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