QuantumWise announced the 2015 version of their Virtual NanoLab and Atomistix ToolKit atomic-scale modeling platform software. The company says that this new version includes several performance updates and new features - such as electron-phonon interaction, a new Job Manager, and a long range of analysis functions for molecular dynamics simulations. The company also announced that Virtual NanoLab (but not ATK) is now available completely free of charge to academic users.
Specifically for graphene (and other 2D materials) development, the new quasi-inelastic and fully inelastic electron-phonon scattering features will be very interesting. QuantumWise says that the new molecular dynamics (MD) and ion dynamics functionalities which combined to the graphical interface VNL are the optimal tools to study mechanical and thermal properties of graphene and other 2D systems.
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