Highlights with ‘ADF’

New high-performance electrolyte for Mg-based batteries

Magnesium-based batteries are being actively researched, with Mg being more abundant and having a higher theoretical energy density than Li. Consequently, suitable electrolytes for magnesium-ion batteries are being actively pursued. A recent publication introduced a...

Spin Orbit Coupling in Charge Transfer States

Researchers from the University of Amsterdam investigated the effects of twisting an electron donor-acceptor molecule. The conformational dependence of the matrix element for spin–orbit coupling (SOCME) and of the electronic coupling for charge separation are...

AMSspectra: Comparison with experimental spectra (video tip of the week)

In this 15th video tip of the week, Ole compares experimental and simulated NMR spectra with AMSspectra. The video is based on the ADF tutorial H-NMR with spin-spin coupling.

SCM at WATOC

Going to WATOC 2020 in Vancouver, 3-7 July 2022? Come grab a stroopwafel at booth 116, and discuss collaboration options, research applications, or computational chemistry in general with our CEO Stan van Gisbergen and software...

New ADF teaching exercises computational chemistry course

We hope you will find the new computational chemistry course by Amanda Morgenstern from UCCS useful for your own classes. The assignments are available as pdf from the links below. Answer keys can be requested from Amanda....

AMS & Science Webinar Series

Following the release of AMS2022, we are organizing a new series of webinars. We thereby aim to combine scientific presentations and lectures from our expert collaboration partners with online demonstrations of novel and exciting functionality...

Fast transition state identification with AMS (video tip of the week)

In this 9th video tip of the week, Ole demonstrates how the PES point characterization can confirm your transition state in a fraction of the time a full frequency calculation will take. The transition state...

The BCL Method for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell: Basis and Applications

The BCL method is a theoretical framework to understand and predict dyes and their efficiency in solar cells. The method is comprehensively presented in a recent paper. It is based on a system of equations...

Benchmark Study on the Calculation of 119Sn NMR Chemical Shifts

Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy is one of the most important analytical methods for elucidating chemical structures. Nevertheless, for some nuclei the range of possible chemical shifts is huge and corresponding NMR measurements are often...

Accurate ionization potentials and electron affinities with qsGW (video tip of the week)

In this seventh video tip of the week, Ole showcases how to use the new qsGW code in ADF to accurately predict ionization energies without the need to search for a suitable functional. The video...