 
Summary: Computational Physics (Computational) : Poster
Visualization with AViz
Joan Adler 1 , Gershon Yaniv 1 , Mutat Tali 1 , Sorkin Anastasia 1 , Sorkin Slava 1
and Eduardo Warszawski 1
, 1 Technion
(Submitted by Joan Adler , Technion, phr76ja@tx.technion.ac.il)
Visualization is very helpful for atomistic simulations, and the AViz package
developed by the Computational Physics Group at the Technion is an easy way to
implement visualization with true three dimensional quality on cheap LINUX boxes.
It is useful for both teaching and research applications.
AViz is simple to apply. A file of the x, y and z coordinates of atoms is prepared,
either from a simulation or by construction, and then interactively enhanced by
adding bonds of varying lengths. This can be updated during a simulation, sliced to
show the sample interior, or animated to show time development. In recent years we
have been concentrating on extending AViz' applications to more situations where
three dimensional visualization can help us deduce what is going on inside samples.
Some of these extensions have required new programming but most just require
deducing how to best utilize features that already exist. Recent applications to
physics teaching, as well as some techniques for enhancing three dimensional insight
in well known systems such as percolation and Ising models will be presented. More
