Skip to main content

A module to obtain and visualize k-vector coefficients and obtain band paths in the Brillouin zone of crystal structures

Project description

Test status: branch master: travismaster; branch develop: travisdevelop

SeeK-path is a python module to obtain band paths in the Brillouin zone of crystal structures.

The definition of k-point labels follows crystallographic convention, as defined and discussed in the HPKOT paper. Moreover, the Bravais lattice is detected properly using the spacegroup symmetry. Also the suggested band path provided in the HPKOT paper is returned. Systems without time-reversal and inversion-symmetry are also properly taken into account.

1   How to cite

If you use this tool, please cite the following work:

  • Y. Hinuma, G. Pizzi, Y. Kumagai, F. Oba, I. Tanaka, Band structure diagram paths based on crystallography, Comp. Mat. Sci. 128, 140 (2017) (JOURNAL LINK, arXiv link).
  • You should also cite spglib that is an essential library used in the implementation: A. Togo, I. Tanaka, “Spglib: a software library for crystal symmetry search”, arXiv:1808.01590 (2018) (spglib arXiv link).

3   License

The code is open-source (licensed with a MIT license, see LICENSE.txt).

4   Online service/tool

In the tools-seekpath repository we also provide the code to deploy a online service for the visualization of the band paths and primitive cells of the crystal structures. A live version is hosted on the Materials Cloud web portal.

The following is a screenshot of the selection window:

SeeK-path web service selection window

And the following is a screenshot of the main output window, showing the Brillouin zone, the primitive crystal structure, the coordinates of the k-points and the suggested band path.

SeeK-path web service main output

Project details

Download files

Download the file for your platform. If you're not sure which to choose, learn more about installing packages.

Files for seekpath, version 2.0.1
Filename, size File type Python version Upload date Hashes
Filename, size seekpath-2.0.1.tar.gz (42.6 kB) File type Source Python version None Upload date Hashes View
Filename, size seekpath-2.0.1-py2.py3-none-any.whl (76.2 kB) File type Wheel Python version py2.py3 Upload date Hashes View

Supported by

AWS AWS Cloud computing Datadog Datadog Monitoring Facebook / Instagram Facebook / Instagram PSF Sponsor Fastly Fastly CDN Google Google Object Storage and Download Analytics Huawei Huawei PSF Sponsor Microsoft Microsoft PSF Sponsor NVIDIA NVIDIA PSF Sponsor Pingdom Pingdom Monitoring Salesforce Salesforce PSF Sponsor Sentry Sentry Error logging StatusPage StatusPage Status page