Institute of Chemistry, University of Bialystok, Poland
Northwest Alliance for Computational Science & Engineering
Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon 97331
Bruce C. Garrett
Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory
Pacific Northwest Laboratory
Richland, Washington 99352
Alan D. Isaacson
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Miami University Oxford, Ohio 45056
and Donald G. Truhlar
Department of Chemistry and Supercomputing Institute
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455
Most recent version: 2016-2A
Date of most recent version: January 3, 2017
Date of most recent manual update: November 29, 2016
POLYRATE-revision history for version 2016 and beyond
POLYRATE-revision history for versions 6.6 through 2010-A
POLYRATE-version 2016-2A manual in PDF format
Errata for Book Chapter "Generalized Transition State Theory"
POLYRATE tutorial in PDF format
To obtain POLYRATE:The POLYRATE package is available for downloading (Web access only) through Donald G. Truhlar at the University of Minnesota. To obtain POLYRATE from Minnesota, fill out the license below. You will then receive the password required for downloading by email. POLYRATE distribution at Minnesota is currently being handled by Software Manager.
POLYRATE 2016-2A is not reverse compatible with all previous versions of the interface programs. New versions of these programs will be released. Earlier versions of the code that are still used in some derived codes are also available, in particular:
POLYRATE 9.7, which is used in JAGUARATE 2007 and NWCHEMRATE 2007.
POLYRATE 9.1, which is used in MC-TINKERATE 9.1
POLYRATE 9.0, which is used in CRATE-version 9.0.1
POLYRATE 8.5.1, which is used in AMSOLRATE 8.6 and MORATE 8.6.
Summary of most significant enhancements in POLYRATE since version 7.2.
Bibliography of publications based in whole or in part on POLYRATE.
Polyrate users will find it useful to consult two book chapters that summarize many of the methods used in the POLYRATE code:
- (1) The GTST book chapter:
"Generalized Transition State Theory," D. G. Truhlar, A. D. Isaacson, and B. C. Garrett, in Theory of Chemical Reaction Dynamics, edited by M. Baer (CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, 1985), Vol. 4, pp. 65-137. pdf
- (2) The VTST/MT book chapter:
"Variational Transition State Theory with Multidimensional Tunneling," A. Fernandez-Ramos, B. A. Ellingson, B. C. Garrett, and D. G. Truhlar, in Reviews in Computational Chemistry, Vol. 23 edited by K. B. Lipkowitz and T. R. Cundari (Wiley-VCH, Hoboken, NJ, 2007), pp. 125-232. pdf
Old POLYRATE announcments
New version announcement for version 7.3.1, published in Quantum Chemsitry Program Exchange Bulletin 17, 34-36 (1997).
New version announcement for version 6.5, published in Computer Physics Communications 88, 341-343 (1995).
New version announcement for version 6.5, published in Quantum Chemistry Program Exchange Bulletin 15, 40-41 (1995).
Brief Communication, POLYRATE and MORATE, published in Quantum Chemistry Program Exchange 15, 32-36 (1995).
Links to direct dynamics programs that interface POLYRATE with various electronic structure codes
Links to other pages of interest:
Don Truhlar's Home Page
Computational Chemistry at the University of Minnesota
U of M Solvation Models and Software Homepage
Minnesota Supercomputing Institute
Department of Chemistry at the University of Minnesota
Comparison of solvation packages
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