3DStructGen: an interactive web-based 3D structure generation for non-periodic molecule and crystal
Nowadays, increasingly more organic as well as inorganic structures not only promote the development of “Big Data” in chemistry and material science, but also raise the demand for cross-platform and web-based tools to search, view, and edit these structures online. Many available web-based tools, which can show three-dimensional (3D) structures of specific materials, have been put forward for displaying existing models, building new models, and preparing initial input files for external calculations, but few of these tools can deal with crystal structures.
Method and Results
Some import calculation algorithms used in 3DStructGen:
- Prediction Method for crystal Properties
- Prediction Method for MOF adsorption isotherm
- Lattice disregistry method.
Other than local desktop software, this program does not require any additional effort to install the system but a web browser supporting HTML5. 3DStructGen may play a valuable role in online chemistry education and pre-processing of quantum calculations. The program has been released under MIT open-source license and is available on: https://matgen.nscc-gz.cn/Tools.html.
1.Chen, P., Wang, Y., Yan, H. et al. 3DStructGen: an interactive web-based 3D structure generation for non-periodic molecule and crystal. J Cheminform 12, 7 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13321-020-0411-2