DL_SOFTWARE Training Workshop

Event Details

The aim of this workshop is to provide training in DL_Software  packages. This Workshop will provide courses to all software packages: DL_POLY, DL_FIELD, DL_MESO, DL_CGMAP, DL_MONTE, DL_AKMC and CHEMSHELL.

Note that we have also invited T. Youngs to present ATEN, a GUI atomic editor and analyser for DL_POLY. 

This is an opportunity for current and potential users of DL_Software to learn how to use these programs and what methodologies and algorithms they include. The workshop also offers demonstrations and hands-on sessions giving users the opportunity to compile, run and experiment with the programs as well as interact with their developers.

Provisional Programme
Unless otherwise stated, all lectures will be in the Brunner-Mond Training Suite. During the lectures, users may use Thompson Room to do tutorials or interact with the Software developers.

Day One – 30 November 2015
09:00-09:30    Registration
09:30-10:00    Overview of DL_SOFTWARE suites
10:00-11.00    Using DL_POLY part I
11:00-11:15    Tea/Coffee break
11.15-12:30    Using DL_POLY part II
12:30-13:30    Lunch break
13:30-14:00    Using DL_POLY part III
14:00-14:30    DL_POLY_CLASSIC (extra functionality)
14:30-15:00    Using the DL_POLY GUI
15:00-15:30    Tea/Coffee break
15:00-16:00    Using ATEN
16:00-17:00    Hands-on session

Day Two - 1 December 2015
09:30-11:00    Hands-on session
11:00-11:15    Tea/Coffee break
11.15-12:45    Using DL_FIELD
12:45-13:30    Lunch break
13:30-15:00    Using ChemShell
13:30-15:00    Using DL_MESO (Thompson Room)
15:00-15:30    Tea/Coffee break
15:30-17:00    Hands-on session

Day Three - 2 December 2015
09:30-10:30    Using DL_MONTE
10:30-11:00    Using DL_AKMC
11:00-11:15    Tea/Coffee break
11.15-12:15    Using DL_CGMAP
12:15-13:30    Lunch break
13:30-15:00    Hands-on session
15:00-15:30    Tea/Coffee break
15:30-17:00    Hands-on session
17:00 Close & Goodbye

Further information about the course program can be found at

For any query about this Workshop, please contact Dr Chin Yong (

Start Date: Monday, 30th November 2015
End Date: Wednesday, 2nd December 2015

Price: £0
Fee Info: Registration is FREE for the event. Lunch and refreshments will be provided each day.

Spaces Available

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Venue Details

Brunner-Mond Training Suite
A56, STFC Daresbury Laboratory
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Accommodation Details

Accommodation is NOT provided with your registration for this event. If you require accommodation during the workshop please make your own reservation. A list of local hotels is available to download from this page. Prices are intended as an indication only and should be checked before booking.
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