Analyzing bonding interactions of molecules on surfaces: Paper & Tutorial

A recent review paper on periodic energy decomposition analysis (pEDA) by Lisa Pecher & Ralf Tonner was widely covered in the media (HLRS, CMFE, EurekAlert). The pEDA calculations enable deep insight in molecule-surface interactions, which...

Plasmon Enhanced Two Photon Absorption: Paper & Tutorial

The DIM/QM method for modeling plasmon-enhanced photochemical properties has recently been extended to several non-linear optical properties with damped cubic response theory. A recent paper by Zhongwei Hu and Lasse Jensen discusses the methods to...

ReaxPro: developing Multi-scale reactive simulation software

The ambitious goal of the ReaxPro EU project is to integrate atomistic, mesocale and macroscale methods to generate a user-friendly and integrated simulation tool for reactive materials and processes. SCM is proud to lead this...

Automatic generation of Chemical Models: EU Project AutoCheMo kick-off meeting

The kick-off meeting for the EU Project AutoCheMo on February 6th, 2019 at the VU Amsterdam was a great success. Our new PhD students discussed their project plans and the SCM developers explained them how...

Matti Hellström joins SCM to improve ReaxFF with machine learning

The SCM staff is very happy to welcome Matti as a Marie Curie fellow to combine the accuracy of machine learning with the flexibility and transferability of ReaxFF in the EU funded Machine Learning applied...

New Advanced Tutorial: ReaxFF Parametrization

Our latest advanced tutorial shows how to reparametrize a ReaxFF force field. Follow the tutorial to get hands on with newly developed features in the Amsterdam Modeling Suite: ADFTrain: Create, manipulate, and visualize force field...

New Advanced Tutorial: Collective Variable Driven Hyperdynamics – Accelerate MD into seconds timescale.

Collective Variable Driven Hyperdynamics as developed by Kristof Bal and Erik Neyts is a novel simulation method capable of accelerating molecuar dynamics simulations well into the microseconds to seconds regime. Check out our new Advanced...

Christmas Break 21 Dec 2018 – 6 Jan 2019

Most of the SCM staff will not be reading their email from 21 December until 6 January 2019. In most cases, SCM can still deal with purchase orders, license problems, trial requests, price quotes, and general inquiries. The SCM team...

Understanding Band Structures – “Mirrors of Bonding” in Perovskite Crystals

Band structures are a widely used tool in solid state physics and materials science to analyze the electronic structure of crystalline materials. However, the band structure of materials relevant for actual applications are often rather...

Perovskite Band Structure & COOP Analysis – Advanced Tutorial

Whether you are a solid state physicist thinking of chemistry as too arcane or a chemist puzzled by band structure theory: Try out our new tutorial and learn how to neatly link these two fields,...