1.5. Citing Kwant#

We provide Kwant as free software under a BSD license as a service to the physics community. If you have used Kwant for work that has lead to a scientific publication, please mention the fact that you used it explicitly in the text body. For example, you may add

the numerical calculations were performed using the Kwant code

to the description of your numerical calculations. In addition, we ask you to cite the main paper that introduces Kwant:

C. W. Groth, M. Wimmer, A. R. Akhmerov, X. Waintal, Kwant: a software package for quantum transport, New J. Phys. 16, 063065 (2014).

Other references we ask you to consider#

If you have profited from the quantum transport functionality of Kwant, please also cite the upcoming paper that describes the relevant algorithms. The reference will also be added here once it is available.

Kwant owes much of its current performance to the use of the MUMPS library for solving systems of sparse linear equations. If you have done high-performance calculations, we suggest citing

P. R. Amestoy, I. S. Duff, J. S. Koster, J. Y. L’Excellent, SIAM. J. Matrix Anal. & Appl. 23 (1), 15 (2001).

Finally, if you use the routine for generation of circular ensembles of random matrices, please cite

F. Mezzadri, Notices Am. Math. Soc. 54, 592 (2007).