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For questions about simulations using Density Functional Theory.
For questions about use of the Vienna Ab initio Simulation Package (VASP).
129 questions
For questions about matter modeling software. Questions can be about usage or recommendations.
123 questions
For questions related to the use of or theory behind classical or ab initio molecular dynamics.
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for questions looking for a single specific, or a small number of (citable) references.
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Questions related to the open source materials modeling framework, Quantum Espresso.
82 questions
Questions about the band structure of solids. Band theory forms the foundation of the understanding of all solid-state devices.
70 questions
Special tag for certain big-list questions. Answers should only go into detail about one specific topic related to the question. The original question will often present a template format for submitti…
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For questions about ab-initio (first principle) calculations.
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Questions to do with molecular modeling.
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For questions about computational chemistry.
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For questions concerning electronic structure concepts and calculations.
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For questions about quantum chemistry.
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Questions concerning high performance computing (HPC) as it relates to matter modeling.
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Questions of the form "Is there a software that can do...?" and similar.
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For questions about magnetic systems and materials
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For questions about crystal structure.
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For all matters related to condensed matter physics.
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For questions about the usage and construction of electronic structure basis sets.
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Questions related to phonons as applicable to the field of materials science.
32 questions
Questions related to mathematical modeling of materials systems.
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For questions related to the Gaussian electronic structure program
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Questions about finding the molecular or material geometry that has the lowest energy.
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Questions concerning crystallography, the science of determining the arrangement of atoms in crystalline solids.
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For questions about (or related to) the software LAMMPS.
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Questions regarding the various types of visualization software for materials modeling.
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Questions relating to symmetries and symmetry groups encountered in materials modeling.
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For questions about materials modeling scripts written in the Python programming language. Questions should focus on interfacing with existing packages and aspects related to modeling, not general deb…
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For questions around the modeling and description of materials surfaces
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Refers to the approximation of core electrons by effective potentials. Used in plane-wave and Gaussian based theories.
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Refers to the branch of mechanics that deals with the mathematical description of the motion and interaction of subatomic particles, in particular electrons.
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Questions regarding k-points in crystal geometric settings.
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Questions examining the various types of Hamiltonian models that are used in materials modeling.
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For questions seeking open source software or databases to solve a modeling problem.
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For questions related to time-dependent density functional theory.
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