A set of tools for alloy theory analysis in combination with first-principles calculation packages. Free energy and thermodynamic phase diagrams of alloy systems are calculated by combining the cluster expansion method with Monte Carlo simulations. Interfaces with major first-principles code including Quantum Espresso, VASP, and ABINIT are provided.
An open-source impurity solver based on the quantum Monte Carlo method. Thermal equilibrium states of interacting impurity systems, such as the impurity Anderson model, can be evaluated by the continuous-time hybridization-expansion quantum Monte Carlo method. It can be used as a solver of effective impurity models derived from the dynamical mean-field theory (DMFT) and can deal with multi-orbital models. This package supports parallel computation by MPI and is developed based on the ALPSCore library.
An application for quantum chemical calculation based on the fragment molecular orbital (FMO) method. This application can perform fast quantum chemical calculation of large molecules such as biopolymers, and includes graphical user interface (GUI) to help input-data preparation and analysis of simulation results. It also supports parallel computing from small clusters to massive parallel computers such as the K-computer.
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.
An open-source application of molecular modeling/editing for quantum chemical calculation. This application supports graphical user interface (GUI) for input-file preparation for software of quantum chemical calculation such as GAMESS, Gaussian, etc., and displays their results by reading output files. It can also make movies in the formats of vector graphics, POV-Ray, and so on.
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.
A program package for constructing interatomic force fields which explicitly consider lattice anharmonicity. In combination with a molecular dynamics simulator LAMMPS and an external first-principles package such as VASP and Quantum ESPRESSO, ALAMODE extracts harmonic/anharmonic force constants of solids and calculates phonon dispersion, phonon DOS, Gruneisen parameter, phonon-phonon scattering probability, lattice thermal-conductivity, anharmonic phonons at finite temperature, phonon free energy and so on.
Advance / NanoLabo is an integrated GUI which can graphically operates various calculation solvers such as Quantum ESPRESSO, LAMMPS, Advance / PHASE. It is easy to set modeling and calculation conditions by automatically searching information in typical materials databases such as Materials Project. Results calculated by solvers are graphically displayed instantaneously.
An application for modeling and visualization of molecules for quantum chemical calculation. This application implements a construction of
molecular structures with classical molecular dynamics simulation and structure optimization by simple generic force fields, and a preparation of input files for applications of quantum chemical calculation such as Gaussian. A binary package for Windows XP is available, and informal packages for Windows 7, iPad, and Linux exist.
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.