MOLDEN

Description

A molden file format can be generated as an output for orbitals, geometries, and vibrational frequencies. If a geometry optimization is performed, a molden file is generated that contains the geometry at each step in the optimization by default.

A molden file can also be read to restart calculations. See the molecule section for more information.

Keywords

file

Description: Name of the file to be generated
Datatype: string

orbitals

Description: Molecular orbitals are written to the molden file.
Datatype: bool
Default: false

vibration

Description: The vibrational frequencies, infrared intensities, and the cartesian eigenvectors of the normal modes are written to the molden file.
Datatype: bool
Default: false

Example

Sample input

Write molecular orbitals:

{ "bagel" : [

.... energy calculation....

{
  "title" : "print",
  "file" : "orbitals.molden",
  "orbitals" : true
}

]}

Write results from a vibrational frequency calculation:

{ "bagel" : [

.... energy and Hessian calculation ....

{
  "title" : "print",
  "file" : "freq.molden",
  "vibration" : true
}

]}

One can use a Molden file as an input as follows. Note that the Molden format does not specify the density fitting basis set, and therefore, the molecule block does need to contain the df_basis keyword.

{ "bagel" : [

{
  "title" : "molecule",
  "basis" : "molden",
  "df_basis" : "svp-jkfit",
  "molden_file" : "hf.molden"
}

]}

References

Description of Reference Reference
Molden and the model file format www.cmbi.ru.ml/molden