External tools

Here external tools related to phono3py but supported by the groups out of the phono3py project are listed.

Each of the tools is not supported by the phono3py project because of the difficulties of the maintenance and the test by main developers of phono3py under current style of phono3py development. However useful tools should be known. If developers want to use here to notify their tools, please contact via the phonopy mailing list.

Kinetic Collective Model

The Kinetic Collective Model (KCM), developed by the nanoTransport group of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, is a generalization of the Guyer and Krumhansl solution of the phonon Boltzmann Transport Equation. KCM allows to compute the thermal conductivity of semiconductors in a fast and low memory way from first principles calculations.