The MONTY program can simulate crystal growth in any crystallographic orientation for a given crystal graph. The program has the following features:

  1. Crystal growth mechanisms:
  1. Driving force for crystallisation is an explicit input parameter, so dependence of growth morphology on crystallisation driving force can be simulated.
  2. Resulting surface can be output as .pdb or .xyz for easy viewing of the simulation results
  3. Height, surface energy and height-height correlation can be monitored for additional statistical mechanics information.

The program can be obtained under an academic license. Please contact Hugo Meekes for more information.

Current version: 0.981
Language: C
Runs on: Linux, MacOS X, Windows, IRIX, Solaris

Reference for citation:

Boerrigter, S. X. M., Josten, G. P. H., van de Streek, J., Hollander, F. F. A., Los, J., Cuppen, H. M., Bennema, P. and Meekes, H.,
"MONTY: Monte Carlo Crystal Growth on any Crystal Structure in any Crystallographic Orientation: Application to Fats",
J. Phys. Chem. A, 2004, 108, 5894-5902