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almaBTE v1.1 released (No replies)
almaBTE is a software package that solves the space- and time-dependent Boltzmann transport equation for phonons, using only ab-initio calculated quantities as inputs. The software can currently model phonon transport in bulk crystals and alloys, thin films, superlattices, and multiscale structures with size features in the nm-μm range. Among other quantities, the program can output thermal conductances and effective thermal conductivities, space-resolved average temperature profiles, and heat-current distributions resolved in frequency and space.
almaBTE builds on the strengths of shengBTE, extending ab-initio thermal transport calculations beyond single crystals in the stationary state. The design of almaBTE is also more flexible, portable and efficient, as required by its far broader design goals.
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