- Nothing amuses more harmlessly than computation and nothing is oftener applicable to real business or speculative enquiries. A thousand stories which the ignorant tell, and believe, die away at once, when the computist takes them in his grip.
- Samuel Johnson
CASTEP is a leading code for calculating the properties of materials from first principles. Using density functional theory, it can simulate a wide range of properties of materials proprieties including energetics, structure at the atomic level, vibrational properties, electronic response properties etc. In particular it has a wide range of spectroscopic features that link directly to experiment, such as infra-red and Raman spectroscopies, NMR, and core level spectra.
CASTEP PDRA and PhD Opportunities
Two PDRA positions available at Royal Holloway, London and King's College, London to develop methods for strongly correlated systems within CASTEP
One PhD studentship at Royal Holloway University to develop methods for complex magnetic ground states.
Quantum Nature of the Proton Using CASTEP's ab initio path-integral molecular dynamics, water-hydroxyl overlayers on transition metal surfaces have been shown to exhibit surprisingly pronounced quantum nuclear effects. ref.