ABINIT

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Open-source package for first-principles calculation based on pseudo-potential and plane-wave basis. This package performs various electronic-state calculation by density functional theory such as band calculation of solids, and structure optimization of surfaces/interfaces. Detailed tutorials and documents are well prepared in this package, and many physical quantities including chemical reaction and lattice vibration can be obtained easily.

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Advance/PHASE

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Advance / PHASE is  software for first-principles calculation based on the density functional theory by using plane-wave basis and pseudopotentials. Since the electronic state is obtained based on quantum mechanics, highly accurate results can be obtained. It can be expected not only to analyze existing materials but also to design various metals, insulators, semiconductors, magnetic materials, dielectric materials, piezoelectric materials, and various other new materials.

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AkaiKKR

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AkaiKKR is a first-principles all-electron code package that calculates the electronic structure of condensed matters using the Green’s function method (KKR). It is based on the density functional theory and is applicable to a wide range of physical systems. It can be used to simulate not only periodic crystalline solids, but also used to calculate electronic structures of impurity systems and, by using the coherent potential approximation (CPA), random systems such as disordered alloys, mixed crystals, and spin-disordered systems.

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Atomistix Toolkit (ATK)

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Payware for evaluation of electron transport based on nonequilibrium Green’s function. This application is descended from the SIESTA application, and can calculate electronic transport properties of bulk materials and molecules inserted between leads by performing electronic state calculation under a finite bias. One can choose either density functional method or semiempirical method, and can control external factors such as gate voltages. It also implements structure optimization and analysis of chemical reaction paths.

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BerkeleyGW

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BerkeleyGW is an open-source program package to calculate quasi-particle spectrum and optical responses from mean-field result by using GW approximation and Bethe-Salpeter equation. This is compatible with output files of many commonly used DFT codes such as Quantum ESPRESSO.

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BigDFT

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An open-source application for first-principles calculation based on pseudopotential and wavelet basis. Electronic state calculation of massive systems is performed with high accuracy and high efficiency by using adaptive mesh. Parallel computing by MPI, OpenMP, and GPU is also supported.

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CASINO

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An open-source application for electronic structure calculation based on the diffusion Monte Carlo method. By using output of other packages of first-principles quantum-chemical calculation, this package performs electronic structure calculation with high accuracy. Although its computational cost is high, various physical quantities can be evaluated very accurately. It implements an efficient parallelization algorithm, and supports massively parallel computing.

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CASTEP

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Software for first-principles calculation based on pseudo-potential and plane-wave basis. This software performs electronic-state calculation of various systems by density functional theory, and can treat structure optimization, excited-state analysis, and so on. This software can be applied to many physical phenomena such as catalysis reaction, calculation of phase diagram, etc. There are many users of this payware in the world.

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CONQUEST

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CONQUEST is a linear-scaling DFT (Density Functional Theory) code based on the density matrix minimization method. Since its computational cost, for both memory and computational costs, is only proportional to the number of atoms N of the target systems, the code can employ structure optimization or molecular dynamics on very large-scale systems, including more than hundreds of thousands of atoms. It also has high parallel efficiency and is suitable for massively parallel calculations.

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CP2K

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An open-source first-principles calculation library for pseudopotential and all-electron calculations. One of or a mixture of Gaussian and plane wave basis sets can be used. A lot of the development focuses on massively parallel calculations and linear scaling. The user can choose various calculation methods including density functional theory and Hartree-Fock.

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