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Manuscript Title: YPHON: A Package for Calculating Phonons of Polar Materials
Authors: Yi Wang, Long-Qing Chen, Zi-Kui Liu
Program title: YPHON
Catalogue identifier: AETS_v1_0
Distribution format: tar.gz
Journal reference: Comput. Phys. Commun. 185(2014)2950
Programming language: C++, Linux scripts.
Computer: Linux systems with a g++ or C++ compiler.
Operating system: Linux.
RAM: Ranges from a few Mbytes to a few Gbytes, dynamically depending on the system size.
Keywords: Phonon, Lattice dynamics, Mixed-space approach, Polar material, Dipole-dipole interaction, C++.
PACS: 63.2.D-, 63.20.dk.
Classification: 7.8.

External routines: GSL - the GNU Scientific Library (GSL) is a numerical library for C and C++ programmers. VASP.5 or later for the calculations of force constants and dielectric constants and Born effective charge for polar materials.

Nature of problem:
This package has the purpose of computing accurately phonon properties of polar materials within the small displacement approach.

Solution method:
Mixed-space approach to the vibration-induced dipole-dipole interaction.

Running time:
In the scale of a common Linux command.