Visualizing KIM Test Results

The OpenKIM Repository contains a number of material properties of different kinds (crystal structures, cohesive energies, elastic constants, surface energies and structures, energy and forces of atomic clusters, phonon dispersion curves, …). Because of the high dimensionality associated with some of these properties, as well as that encountered when attempting to simultaneously compare predictions of them across many Models, this data is generally best accessed and explored visually. On each Model Page, a collection of visualizers is listed which facilitate this comparison. Clicking any one of them will open a new browser tab, where you can interact with the visualizer by hovering over different components and clicking on them.

Visualizers access KIM data using the KIM Query API and generate images using standard web-based plotting libraries. New visualizers can be submitted by researchers; see details here.