AMPLIMODES carries out a symmetry-mode analysis of a displacive phase transition. Starting from the experimental structures of the high- and low symmetry phases, the program determines the global structural distortion that relates the two phases. The symmetry modes compatible with the symmetry break are then calculated. Their orthogonality permits the decomposition of the global distortion, obtaining the amplitudes of the different symmetry-adapted distortions present in the structure, as well as their corresponding polarization vectors.
The input of the program consists of:
- The information about the structures of the high- and low symmetry phases: Space group number, lattice parameters and relative atomic coordinates of the asymmetric unit.
- The transformation matrix that relates the basis of the two space groups.
AMPLIMODES tutorial: download
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NEW: The output of AMPLIMODES (saved as an html file) can now be directly read by Jmol. This Java viewer allows to visualize in 3D in a straightforward manner all distortion modes of the output, with arrows and/or dynamically, as virtual vibration modes.
If you are using this program in the preparation of a paper, please cite it in the following form:
D. Orobengoa, C. Capillas, M.I. Aroyo & J.M. Perez-Mato J. Appl. Cryst. (2009) 42, 820-833.
J.M. Perez-Mato, D. Orobengoa and M.I. Aroyo."Mode Crystallography of distorted structures".Acta Cryst A (2010) 66 558-590
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