Three dimensional visualization of simulations of liquids and solids

Joan Adler*, Eden Segal, Grisha Zeltyn

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Visualization in three dimensions is invaluable for understanding the nature of condensed and fluid systems, but it is not always easy. In nature it is hard to view sample interiors, but on computers it is possible. We describe and contrast two opposite approaches - “smoke” visualization for viewing interiors of liquid samples and interactive WebGL for solids and molecules. Both are extensions of earlier Technion Computational Physics group projects and complement and are interoperable with the recent SimPhoNy Fp7 project. They require only desktop hardware and software accessible to students. Examples and standalone instructions for both are presented, starting with sample creation and concluding with image galleries.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012010
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
StatePublished - 9 Dec 2021
Externally publishedYes
Event32nd Annual CSP Workshop on Recent Developments in Computer Simulation Studies in Condensed Matter Physics, CSP 2019 - Athens, Georgia
Duration: 18 Feb 201922 Feb 2019


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