• Question: In your "Typical Day"description, what do you mean by "putting, removing, pushing and relaxing atoms"?

    Asked by miss marple 123 to Julio on 10 Nov 2016. This question was also asked by Phoenix, The wonder guy(DLang?), Mad4atomz.
    • Photo: Julio Gutierrez

      Julio Gutierrez answered on 10 Nov 2016:

      I mean than in our computer simulations of materials, the first step is to create a box which is filled with atoms, organized on a certain way. Then I make some calculations to predict the real position of the atoms (what we call relaxation) and then we try to make some distortions and variations, like when you squash or bend some object, but on the atomic scale. We use these calculation to use new materials for future applications.