(DURIP94) Interactive Graphics for Electronic Structure Theory.
Final rept. 1 Jan-31 Dec 95,
IOWA STATE UNIV AMES DEPT OF CHEMISTRY
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We have developed a graphics interface for our electronic structure program GAMESS. This graphics interface is called MacMolPlt. Its primary function is as a back-end interface, meaning that it is used primarily to interpret the results obtained by the quantum chemistry calculations using GAMESS. For example, we can make animations of computed vibrational frequencies, we can animate reaction paths that take a reacting system from reactants through transition state to products, and using a new feature in GAME SS we are able animate classical trajectory simulations. The most recent addition to this program is the ability to visualize orbitals. Very recently, we have developed a graphical front end for GAMESS, which provides the ability to construct input using a menu. These graphical capabilities greatly enhance our ability to interface with and understand the results obtained using our local SP2 and the much larger SP2 at the Maui Supercomputer Center.
- Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy