On September 2-7, Aleksandrs Platonenko from ISSP UL Laboratory of Kinetics in Self-Organizing Systems participated in the Workshop MSSC2018 - Ab initio Modelling in Solid State Chemistry at the Torino University, Italy.
The Theoretical Chemistry Group of the Torino University organized a new edition of the MSSC School series on the ab initio simulation of solids. Ab initio modeling has become an ever-increasing area of interest in solid state chemistry, physics, and material science. The aim of the Torino edition of the MSSC2018 School was two-fold: on the one hand, it is expected to provide the necessary formal background to the understanding of the main theoretical methodologies and approximations underpinning modern ab initio solid state computational tools; on the other hand, it aims at providing with practical guidelines for the actual use of standard and advanced features of the CRYSTAL software.
The School also represented the occasion to explore the newest features and capabilities of CRYSTAL17 - a general-purpose program for the ab initio study of solids and, more generally, of systems of any periodicity: from 0D clusters, molecules, nanoparticles, to 1D polymers, nanotubes, helices, to 2D slabs, surfaces, monolayers, to 3D bulk crystals.