DynaPhoPy: A code for extracting phonon quasiparticles from molecular dynamics simulations

Published: 27 November 2017| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/v493dkxk8r.1


We have developed a computational code, DynaPhoPy, that allow us to extract the microscopic anharmonic phonon properties from molecular dynamics (MD) simulations using the normal-mode-decomposition technique as presented by Sun et al. (2014). Using this code we calculated the quasiparticle phonon frequencies and linewidths of crystalline silicon at different temperatures using both of first-principles and the Tersoff empirical potential approaches. In this work we show the dependence of these properties on the temperature using both approaches and compare them with reported experimental data obtained by Raman spectroscopy (Balkanski et al., 1983; Tsu and Hernandez, 1982).



Computational Physics, Molecular Dynamics, Linewidth, Phonons