- Hypotheses from experiments can be
confirmed by simulating and then visualizing
processes with molecular dynamics - e.g. graphitic areas in damaged diamond
were hypothesised and finally observed.
- New structures can be found by running molecular dynamics
and looking at what happens - e.g. lowest energy site for hydrogen in diamond.
- The geometry of structures within closed samples
can be probed by comparing simulated phonons with Raman spectra.
- Of course, we also calculate a lot of empirical data in the
simulations, (see REFERENCES )
but visualization always helps in debugging and presentation.
- With our AViz package, painful processing of visualizations has
been replaced by easy interactive steering.
For all the video and mpg files - thanks to Arie Aharon and Yehudit Mond
of the Technion Visualization Center, and for help on the IUCC
machines thanks to Moshe Goldberg, Anne Weill, Gabi Koren and Jonathan Tal.