The FEFF9 code

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FEFF is an automated program for ab initio multiple scattering calculations of X-ray Absorption Fine Structure (XAFS), X-ray Absorption Near-Edge Structure (XANES) and various other spectra for clusters of atoms. The code yields scattering amplitudes and phases used in many modern XAFS analysis codes, as well as various other properties.

  • FEFF 9 (Version 9.6):
    FEFF 9 has a variety of additional features and options. First there are several new spectroscopies which can be calculated with FEFF 9, including electron energy loss spectra (EELS) and non-resonant inelastic x-ray scattering (NRIXS). In addition, there are a variety of improvements. These include; (1) ab initio Debye-Waller factors; (2) improved treatment of inelastic losses; (3) an improved treatment of the core-hole interaction; and (4) more accurate treatment of crystalline systems with k-space calculation of the Green's function.  FEFF9 comes with the JFEFF GUI.

  • FEFF 8:
    FEFF 8 improves over previous versions of FEFF by including self consistent calculation of potentials to provide charge transfer and a more accurate estimate of the Fermi level. It also includes full multiple scattering calculations to improve XANES calculations, where multiple scattering expansions can fail to converge. FEFF 8 can output the angular momentum projected density of states, x-ray emission spectra and x-ray scattering amplitudes. The improvements in FEFF 8.40 simplify spin-dependent calculations and can include improved treatment of core-hole and local field effects. FEFF8 now includes JFEFF, a graphical front-end for FEFF 8.4.

  • Scientific Cloud Computing:
    The Scientific Cloud Computing Platform offers on-demand access to cloud-based computing resources in a way suitable for materials science. The SCC platform consists of SC2VP, a scientific virtual machine prototype (AMI) for the Amazon EC2 Cloud, preloaded with material science software and scientific libraries, compilers and tools ; SC2IT, a toolset that lets you create and manage virtual cloud clusters using simple commands; and JFEFF, the Java-based GUI for FEFF9 that can deploy calculations to the cloud from your machine - no commandline work needed. Check out our SCC webpage..