Generic Monte Carlo crystal-growth software for simulation of crystal habit and nanoscale surface topography
When using CrystalGrower to simulate the crystal growth of your materials, please cite it in your scientific publications as follows:
M. W. Anderson, J. T. Gebbie-Rayet, A. R. Hill, N. Farida, M. P. Attfield, P. Cubillas, V. A. Blatov, D. M. Proserpio, D. Akporiaye, B. Arstad and J. D. Gale; Predicting crystal growth via a unified kinetic three-dimensional partition model. Nature, 544, 456–459 (2017)
A. R. Hill, P. Cubillas, J. T. Gebbie-Rayet, M. Trueman, N. de Bruyn, Z. al Harthi, R. J. S. Pooley, M. P. Attfield, V. A. Blatov, D. M. Proserpio, J. D. Gale, D. Akporiaye, B. Arstad and M. W. Anderson; CrystalGrower: A Generic Computer Program for Monte Carlo Modelling of Crystal Growth. Chem. Sci., 12, 1126–1146 (2021)
New release of CrystalGrower_X_220.127.116.11 is live! Download it here.
This version fixes a few minor bugs and one more major bug from version CrystalGrower_X_18.104.22.168 whereby the energies for a “net” simulation did not update if you set these energies to “vary” using the Graphical User Interface. There is also a new version of the visualiser CG Visualiser v1.70. For those using the Command Line Interface there is a small change to the input.txt file and a suitable updated version is included.
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