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Newbie Question

Post by chcastan » Sat Feb 24, 2018 11:28 pm

I want to simulate impact of heavy high energy ions (e.g. fission fragments) on chemical molecules. A friend suggested ABINIT for trying to simulate the the system. I just came to the ABINIT website, but I see relatively few topics in the forums (a few in 2017, and 2018). Is ABINIT a good software choice or should I be looking at something else? Maybe ABINIT is becoming less used in benefit of some other package out there? Thank you very much for any guidance you can provide.

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Re: Newbie Question

Post by ebousquet » Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:29 pm

Dear Carlos,
Abinit can do the job, no problem. Now if the system is big and you need vacuum around, a non-plane wave code could be more interesting (or those without periodic boundary conditions).
Best wishes,

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