We announce RUPTURA, soon to be released. It will be a free and open-source software package for (i) the simulation of breakthrough curves, (ii) mixture prediction using methods like the Ideal Adsorption Solution Theory (IAST) and segregated-IAST, and (iii) fitting of isotherm models on computed or measured adsorption isotherm data. Breakthrough plots and movies of the column properties are automatically generated.
RASPA3 is in progress. It will be available mid 2023. Redesigned and reimplemented from the ground up in C++20/23, it will contains many code and speed improvements. Preliminary test shows a five-fold increase in speed for adsorption isotherms of small molecules in rigid nanoporous materials. The input file formats are kept similar to RASPA2, but output files have been significantly improved. On launch, it will be freely available from GitHub.
A group of authors including researchers and alumni from the Van ‘t Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) have just completed a four-volume reference work covering the fundamentals and key applications of porous materials. This “Handbook of Porous Materials” will be published in November by World Scientific Publishers in a digital and a print edition.
Brick-CFCM is new molecular simulation code for performing Monte Carlo simulations using state-of-the-art simulation techniques. The Continuous Fractional Component (CFC) method is implemented for simulations in the NVT/NPT ensembles, the Gibbs Ensemble, the Grand-Canonical Ensemble, and the Reaction Ensemble.
Over 14,000 porous, three-dimensional metal–organic framework structures are compiled and analyzed as a part of an update to the Computation-Ready, Experimental Metal–Organic Framework Database (CoRE MOF Database). The updated database includes additional structures that were contributed by CoRE MOF users, obtained from updates of the Cambridge Structural Database and a Web of Science search.
iRASPA is a visualization package (with editing capabilities) aimed at material science. Examples of materials are metals, metal-oxides, ceramics, biomaterials, zeolites, clays, and metal-organic frameworks. iRASPA leverages the latest visualization technologies with stunning performance. iRASPA extensively utilizes GPU computing. It is now available for Linux.