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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GULP

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An application program for lattice dynamics calculation of molecules, surfaces, and solids in various boundary conditions. It lays emphasis on analytic calculation of lattice dynamics while it can perform molecular dynamics simulation as well. It supports various force fields to treat ionic materials, organic materials, and metals. It also implements analytic derivatives of the second and third order for many force fields.

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FPLO

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An application for first-principles calculation based on the all-electron method with localized bases. Compared with the standard all-electron method (the full-potential LAPW method), this application uses a less number of bases keeping accuracy of calculation, and realize high-speed electronic state calculation by the density functional method. This application also supports calculation for disordered structures by coherent potential approximation (CPA), relativistic effect, and the LSDA+U method.

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FEMME

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An application for micromagnetic simulation optimized for industrial use of magnetic device design. This application can simulate read-out/write-in by a disk head in a hard disk device, magnetic recording media, and spatial profiles of magnetization in MRAM devices. This application also implements long-time simulation by a Monte Carlo method, treatment of thermal noise, and modeling of granular structures.

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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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VASP

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Program package for first-principles calculation based on PAW-type pseudo-potential. This package performs electronic-state calculation of various physical systems by density functional theory with high speed, and can be used for structure optimization, evaluation of response functions, and chemical reaction. There are many users in the world, and detailed information, manuals, and tutorials are well prepared.
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AFLOWLIB

A results database of first-principle calculation for material science. This database provides numerical data of crystal structures, band structures, thermodynamic quantities, phase diagrams, magnetic moments, and so on. This site is maintained by a research group of Duke University, and in particular, has extensive data of Heusler alloys. In addition to a user interface based on web browsers, an http-based API is also provided to enable user-defined material screening. This database can be used without charge after registration.

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