Accelrys announced the release of the Accelrys Materials Studio 7.0 modeling and simulation environment for chemists, polymer scientists and other materials scientists. The latest release contains enhancements in quantum mechanics, classical simulation, usability, visualization and collaboration, the company says.
The new release also allows project teams to model and evaluate materials performance and behavior using best-practice protocols developed by computational experts and shared with project teams.
"Accelrys Materials Studio 7.0 delivers more science and more applications to more people," said Leif Pedersen, senior vice president, marketing, product management and corporate development, Accelrys. "New scientific capabilities and productivity improvements in the latest release of Accelrys' industry-leading materials modeling and simulation software will help scientists screen more materials faster, with greater accuracy and less effort, saving time and resources while accelerating innovation across a broad range of consumer and commercial products."
Other improvements include advancements in solubility property prediction of solvents and polymers; new forcefield types extending "classical simulation" capabilities to include ionic liquids and improved parameters for heterocyclic systems; increased electron transport prediction properties such as transmission and current-voltage curves; and faster core performance enabling faster, more accurate studies.
According to the company, improved solubility property prediction provides better understanding of solvation properties with implications for specialty chemicals, pharmaceuticals, consumer packaged goods and food and beverages.
New script functionality and continued integration with the Accelrys Enterprise Platform and Accelrys Pipeline Pilot scientific workflow authoring application extends Materials Studio use, enabling computational scientists to create and deploy new tools and methods to other team members.
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Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company's website.