OVITO is a scientific visualization and analysis software for atomistic and particle simulation data. It helps scientists gain better insights into materials phenomena and physical processes.

OVITO is being developed by Alexander Stukowski at Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany. The program is Open Source and freely available for all major platforms. It has served in a growing number of computational simulation studies as a useful tool to analyze, understand, and illustrate simulation results.

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OVITO on the cover of Nature

Cover of Nature issueWe recently published a molecular dynamics simulation study in Nature. Besides playing a vital role in the scientific work, OVITO has also helped me to produce the cover image for the issue. Its DXA function was used to extract the network of dislocation line defects shown on the cover from the simulated metallic crystal.


Zepeda-Ruiz, Stukowski, Oppelstrup, Bulatov: Probing the limits of metal plasticity with molecular dynamics simulations, Nature 550, 492–495