Kwant: powerful, open source quantum transport simulation solutions

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Published : 2 December 2013

The Kwant quantum transport package was developed by researchers from France (INAC) and the Netherlands over a period of three years. It is designed with one goal in mind: to make physicists’ lives simpler. Easy to use and quick to program, the Python-based solution is known for its fast, accurate results.
More than just a simulation tool, Kwant can easily solve a broad range of theoretical quantum physics equations. Just a few dozen lines of code is all it takes to describe a system or phenomenon—like tunnel effect, metal spin valves, topological insulators, graphene, or quantum Hall effect under a strong magnetic field—and calculate its quantum properties.

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