Who uses ADF, the ADF-GUI, BAND, or the BAND-GUI?
ADF is used by both academic and industrial researchers worldwide, in all parts of chemistry ranging from pharmacochemistry to material science. Traditionally it was used mainly by computational chemists. Nowadays also many experimental chemists use it for interpreting their results and the first uses of ADF for teaching chemistry have been noted. It is particular popular in the research areas of homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis, inorganic chemistry, heavy element chemistry, biochemistry, and various types of spectroscopy. The ADF-GUI and BAND-GUI are especially useful for ADF users who are less experienced in computational chemistry, and for people who want to get started quickly and visualize results conveniently and rapidly.