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1 Preamble and Definition 3. Other papers relevant to the GOLLUM2 Package and method should be cited as best
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The GOLLUM2 program has been devised for general use in research within the academic 4. Licensees are required to send to the Authors the reference of any publication containing
community. Some conditions have been defined for the use, distribution and modification of results wholly or partially derived from the results of use of the GOLLUM2 Package.
GOLLUM2. These are considered fair by the authors and are common practice within the The above-mentioned right to use the GOLLUM2 Package extends to the members of
academic community. the research group of the Licensee as long as the use is in collaboration with the Licensee
The GOLLUM2 “Copyright Holders” are: leading to co-authored publication(s).
Jaime Ferrer Universidad de Oviedo*
Colin J. Lambert University of Lancaster‡ 4 Support
Victor M. Garcia-Suarez Universidad de Oviedo* The present Licence does not imply support services of any kind to the Licensee by the
Hatef Sadeghi University of Lancaster‡ Distributors, including, but not limited to, installation, compilation and use of the software in
Steven W. D. Bailey University of Lancaster‡ the GOLLUM2 Package.
The GOLLUM2 team comprising currently-active “Authors” is: Jaime Ferrer; Hatef Sadeghi;
David Visontai; Victor M. Garcia-Suarez; Sara Sangtarash and Steven W. D. Bailey. 5 Modification
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Past authors include: Laszlo Oroszlany; David Zs. Manrique; Iain Grace; Ruben Rodriguez- paper containing results wholly or partially derived from the use of a modified version of
Ferradas; Katalin Gillemot; Laith A. Algharagholy; Zain Al-Milli. GOLLUM2, the authors are required to state that a privately modified version of GOLLUM2 is
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agreement. The “GOLLUM2 Package” is the suite of software, including the GOLLUM2 GOLLUM2 Package can be improved for all users. Licensees can thereby benefit from the
code itself, but also all other software, documentation, scripts, and ancillary support material all developments of GOLLUM2.
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There is no warranty for any part of the GOLLUM2 Package. The GOLLUM2 Package is GOLLUM2 and distribution as a separate piece of software: in which case, such separable
provided without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to the software is not subject to this Licence, and its creators are free to choose the licensing
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and the modularity of its code base, actively encourage all those considering modifications
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from the use of the GOLLUM2 Package, the following paper must be cited: signing, accept all the conditions in this Licence.
GOLLUM: a next-generation simulation tool for electron, thermal and spin This Licence takes effect when a copy of this document (previously signed and dated
transport, Jaime Ferrer, Colin J. Lambert, Victor M. Garcia-Suarez, David Zs. by the prospective Licensee and sent to the Copyright Holders) is returned counter-signed
Manrique, David Visontai, Laszlo Oroszlany, R. Rodriguez-Ferradas, Iain Grace, by one of the Copyright Holders to the Licensee, and not before.
Steven W. D. Bailey, Katalin Gillemot, Hatef Sadeghi and Laith A. Algharagholy, New Without a valid License, a prospective Licensee does not have the right to use or
Journal of Physics, 16, 093029 (2014). doi:10.1088/1367-2630/16/9/093029 modify the GOLLUM2 Package.
Everyone is permitted to copy and distribute verbatim copies of this Licence document,
2. If the GOLLUM2 Package used wholly or partially to perform phonon related calculations, but changing it is not permitted.
in addition to the above paper, the following paper must be cited:
Oligoyne molecular junctions for efficient room temperature thermoelectric power Webpage:
generation, Hatef Sadeghi, Sara Sangtarash, and Colin J. Lambert, Nano Letters, 15(11),
* Department of Physics, University of Oviedo, 33007, Asturias, Spain
‡ Physics Department, Lancaster University, LA1 4YB, Lancaster, United Kingdom
7467 (2015). doi: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.5b03033


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