AViz Applications

  • Round atoms are not the only objects that AViz can visualize. Capabilities for spins, ellipses, and polymers have been prepared. To date, only the spin option has been actualised. Examples include:
  • The spin configurations were generated by Shan-Ho Tsai of UGA, visualizations by Riki from the Technion.

    1. Spins visualized as cones, color used to show tilt, with lighter color indicating a lower z-component. See also a visualization with the reverse color code, lighter color indicating a larger z-component. (Opinions on which is better are welcome, see this page where they are side-by-side.) When this project is completed it will be presented on Riki's website together with careful instructions.

    2. It is also useful to tilt the sample and to use lighting rather than color shading to indicate depth. Zooming in to the sample helps visualize a three dimensional sample.

  • As well as helping in our research projects, AViz is proving useful for teaching purposes. The educational applications have been prepared as undergraduate or Computational Physics Course projects by physics and materials science students. Some examples:
    1. Assorted lattices, including superconductors, fullerenes and systems of interest in materials science - Ira Burshtein.

    2. Bravias lattices and amino acids - Shahar Rosen - see HighTC.

    3. Bootstrap Percolation - Uri Levy -m=3.

  • Similar QT/mesa/OpenGL techniques have also been used for other interactive visualization codes.
  • Some 50 Computational Physics projects (including those mentioned above) for many topics can be found here or on our website.
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