The Gecko Hamaker open-source software project is a full implementation of the fully retarded Lifshitz formulations for isotropic and anisotropic plane-plane and cylinder-cylinder interactions with intervening interlayer materials, planar systems of up to 99 layers, and graded interfaces for the modeling of grain boundaries or other continuously changing systems, accompanied by a database of material optical properties spectra.
The machine-readable optical property database is available for download and as a web service and makes available the full spectral optical properties of over 150 materials from both ab initio calculations and experimental measurements.
- Designed for various interaction morphologies : optically anisotropic cylinders, optically isotropic and anisotropic half-spaces, multi-layered half-spaces (up to 99 layers), and graded-interface half spaces.
- Incorporating full spectral properties of over 150 materials including inorganic as well as organic materials such as SWCNTs, Type I collagen and (GC)10 duplex DNA spectra.
The user instructions are rather confusing, the information at different pdf files is contradictory. It is not clear how to connect to the external database. The other option (download a database file and create your local database) is even worse. There are instructions on how to do that based on folders and files that are not really available.