pymatgen.core.composition module¶
This module implements a Composition class to represent compositions, and a ChemicalPotential class to represent potentials.

class
ChemicalPotential
(*args, **kwargs)[source]¶ Bases:
dict
,monty.json.MSONable
Class to represent set of chemical potentials. Can be: multiplied/divided by a Number multiplied by a Composition (returns an energy) added/subtracted with other ChemicalPotentials.
 Parameters
**kwargs (*args,) –
any valid dict init arguments

get_energy
(composition, strict=True)[source]¶ Calculates the energy of a composition.
 Parameters
composition (Composition) – input composition
strict (bool) – Whether all potentials must be specified

class
Composition
(*args, strict=False, **kwargs)[source]¶ Bases:
collections.abc.Hashable
,collections.abc.Mapping
,monty.json.MSONable
Represents a Composition, which is essentially a {element:amount} mapping type. Composition is written to be immutable and hashable, unlike a standard Python dict.
Note that the key can be either an Element or a Specie. Elements and Specie are treated differently. i.e., a Fe2+ is not the same as a Fe3+ Specie and would be put in separate keys. This differentiation is deliberate to support using Composition to determine the fraction of a particular Specie.
Works almost completely like a standard python dictionary, except that __getitem__ is overridden to return 0 when an element is not found. (somewhat like a defaultdict, except it is immutable).
Also adds more convenience methods relevant to compositions, e.g., get_fraction.
It should also be noted that many Composition related functionality takes in a standard string as a convenient input. For example, even though the internal representation of a Fe2O3 composition is {Element(“Fe”): 2, Element(“O”): 3}, you can obtain the amount of Fe simply by comp[“Fe”] instead of the more verbose comp[Element(“Fe”)].
>>> comp = Composition("LiFePO4") >>> comp.get_atomic_fraction(Element("Li")) 0.14285714285714285 >>> comp.num_atoms 7.0 >>> comp.reduced_formula 'LiFePO4' >>> comp.formula 'Li1 Fe1 P1 O4' >>> comp.get_wt_fraction(Element("Li")) 0.04399794666951898 >>> comp.num_atoms 7.0
Very flexible Composition construction, similar to the builtin Python dict(). Also extended to allow simple string init.
 Parameters
form supported by the Python builtin dict() function. (Any) –
A dict of either {Element/Specie (1.) –
amount},
{string symbol:amount}, or {atomic number:amount} or any mixture of these. E.g., {Element(“Li”):2 ,Element(“O”):1}, {“Li”:2, “O”:1}, {3:2, 8:1} all result in a Li2O composition.
Keyword arg initialization, similar to a dict, e.g., (2.) – Composition(Li = 2, O = 1)
addition, the Composition constructor also allows a single (In) –
as an input formula. E.g., Composition (string) –
strict – Only allow valid Elements and Species in the Composition.
allow_negative – Whether to allow negative compositions. This argument must be popped from the **kwargs due to *args ambiguity.

add_charges_from_oxi_state_guesses
(oxi_states_override=None, target_charge=0, all_oxi_states=False, max_sites=None)[source]¶ Assign oxidation states basedon guessed oxidation states.
See oxi_state_guesses for an explanation of how oxidation states are guessed. This operation uses the set of oxidation states for each site that were determined to be most likley from the oxidation state guessing routine.
 Parameters
oxi_states_override (dict) – dict of str>list to override an element’s common oxidation states, e.g. {“V”: [2,3,4,5]}
target_charge (int) – the desired total charge on the structure. Default is 0 signifying charge balance.
all_oxi_states (bool) – if True, an element defaults to all oxidation states in pymatgen Element.icsd_oxidation_states. Otherwise, default is Element.common_oxidation_states. Note that the full oxidation state list is very inclusive and can produce nonsensical results.
max_sites (int) – if possible, will reduce Compositions to at most this many sites to speed up oxidation state guesses. If the composition cannot be reduced to this many sites a ValueError will be raised. Set to 1 to just reduce fully. If set to a number less than 1, the formula will be fully reduced but a ValueError will be thrown if the number of atoms in the reduced formula is greater than abs(max_sites).
 Returns
Composition, where the elements are assigned oxidation states based on the results form guessing oxidation states. If no oxidation state is possible, returns a Composition where all oxidation states are 0.

almost_equals
(other, rtol=0.1, atol=1e08)[source]¶ Returns true if compositions are equal within a tolerance.
 Parameters
other (Composition) – Other composition to check
rtol (float) – Relative tolerance
atol (float) – Absolute tolerance

property
alphabetical_formula
[source]¶ Returns a formula string, with elements sorted by alphabetically e.g., Fe4 Li4 O16 P4.

property
anonymized_formula
[source]¶ An anonymized formula. Unique species are arranged in ordering of increasing amounts and assigned ascending alphabets. Useful for prototyping formulas. For example, all stoichiometric perovskites have anonymized_formula ABC3.

as_dict
()[source]¶  Returns
dict with species symbol and (unreduced) amount e.g., {“Fe”: 4.0, “O”:6.0} or {“Fe3+”: 4.0, “O2“:6.0}

property
chemical_system
[source]¶ Get the chemical system of a Composition, for example “OSi” for SiO2. Chemical system is a string of a list of elements sorted alphabetically and joined by dashes, by convention for use in database keys.

contains_element_type
(category)[source]¶ Check if Composition contains any elements matching a given category.
 Parameters
category (str) – one of “noble_gas”, “transition_metal”,
"rare_earth_metal", "metal", "metalloid", ("post_transition_metal",) –
"alkaline", "halogen", "chalcogen", "lanthanoid", ("alkali",) –
"quadrupolar", "sblock", "pblock", "dblock", "fblock" ("actinoid",) –
 Returns
True if any elements in Composition match category, otherwise False

property
element_composition
[source]¶ Returns the composition replacing any species by the corresponding element.

property
formula
[source]¶ Returns a formula string, with elements sorted by electronegativity, e.g., Li4 Fe4 P4 O16.

property
fractional_composition
[source]¶ Returns the normalized composition which the number of species sum to 1.
 Returns
Normalized composition which the number of species sum to 1.

classmethod
from_dict
(d)[source]¶ Creates a composition from a dict generated by as_dict(). Strictly not necessary given that the standard constructor already takes in such an input, but this method preserves the standard pymatgen API of having from_dict methods to reconstitute objects generated by as_dict(). Allows for easier introspection.
 Parameters
d (dict) – {symbol: amount} dict.

get_atomic_fraction
(el)[source]¶ Calculate atomic fraction of an Element or Specie.
 Parameters
el (Element/Specie) – Element or Specie to get fraction for.
 Returns
Atomic fraction for element el in Composition

get_el_amt_dict
()[source]¶  Returns
Dict with element symbol and (unreduced) amount e.g., {“Fe”: 4.0, “O”:6.0} or {“Fe3+”: 4.0, “O2“:6.0}

get_integer_formula_and_factor
(max_denominator=10000, iupac_ordering=False)[source]¶ Calculates an integer formula and factor.
 Parameters
max_denominator (int) – all amounts in the el:amt dict are first converted to a Fraction with this maximum denominator
iupac_ordering (bool, optional) – Whether to order the formula by the iupac “electronegativity” series, defined in Table VI of “Nomenclature of Inorganic Chemistry (IUPAC Recommendations 2005)”. This ordering effectively follows the groups and rows of the periodic table, except the Lanthanides, Actanides and hydrogen. Note that polyanions will still be determined based on the true electronegativity of the elements.
 Returns
A pretty normalized formula and a multiplicative factor, i.e., Li0.5O0.25 returns (Li2O, 0.25). O0.25 returns (O2, 0.125)

get_reduced_composition_and_factor
() → Tuple[pymatgen.core.composition.Composition, float][source]¶ Calculates a reduced composition and factor.
 Returns
A normalized composition and a multiplicative factor, i.e., Li4Fe4P4O16 returns (Composition(“LiFePO4”), 4).

get_reduced_formula_and_factor
(iupac_ordering=False) → Tuple[str, float][source]¶ Calculates a reduced formula and factor.
 Parameters
iupac_ordering (bool, optional) – Whether to order the formula by the iupac “electronegativity” series, defined in Table VI of “Nomenclature of Inorganic Chemistry (IUPAC Recommendations 2005)”. This ordering effectively follows the groups and rows of the periodic table, except the Lanthanides, Actanides and hydrogen. Note that polyanions will still be determined based on the true electronegativity of the elements.
 Returns
A pretty normalized formula and a multiplicative factor, i.e., Li4Fe4P4O16 returns (LiFePO4, 4).

get_wt_fraction
(el)[source]¶ Calculate weight fraction of an Element or Specie.
 Parameters
el (Element/Specie) – Element or Specie to get fraction for.
 Returns
Weight fraction for element el in Composition

property
hill_formula
[source]¶ Hill formula. The Hill system (or Hill notation) is a system of writing empirical chemical formulas, molecular chemical formulas and components of a condensed formula such that the number of carbon atoms in a molecule is indicated first, the number of hydrogen atoms next, and then the number of all other chemical elements subsequently, in alphabetical order of the chemical symbols. When the formula contains no carbon, all the elements, including hydrogen, are listed alphabetically.
 Type
return

property
iupac_formula
[source]¶ Returns a formula string, with elements sorted by the iupac electronegativity ordering defined in Table VI of “Nomenclature of Inorganic Chemistry (IUPAC Recommendations 2005)”. This ordering effectively follows the groups and rows of the periodic table, except the Lanthanides, Actanides and hydrogen. Polyanions are still determined based on the true electronegativity of the elements. e.g. CH2(SO4)2

property
num_atoms
[source]¶ Total number of atoms in Composition. For negative amounts, sum of absolute values

oxi_state_guesses
(oxi_states_override=None, target_charge=0, all_oxi_states=False, max_sites=None)[source]¶ Checks if the composition is chargebalanced and returns back all chargebalanced oxidation state combinations. Composition must have integer values. Note that more num_atoms in the composition gives more degrees of freedom. e.g., if possible oxidation states of element X are [2,4] and Y are [3], then XY is not charge balanced but X2Y2 is. Results are returned from most to least probable based on ICSD statistics. Use max_sites to improve performance if needed.
 Parameters
oxi_states_override (dict) – dict of str>list to override an element’s common oxidation states, e.g. {“V”: [2,3,4,5]}
target_charge (int) – the desired total charge on the structure. Default is 0 signifying charge balance.
all_oxi_states (bool) – if True, an element defaults to all oxidation states in pymatgen Element.icsd_oxidation_states. Otherwise, default is Element.common_oxidation_states. Note that the full oxidation state list is very inclusive and can produce nonsensical results.
max_sites (int) – if possible, will reduce Compositions to at most this many sites to speed up oxidation state guesses. If the composition cannot be reduced to this many sites a ValueError will be raised. Set to 1 to just reduce fully. If set to a number less than 1, the formula will be fully reduced but a ValueError will be thrown if the number of atoms in the reduced formula is greater than abs(max_sites).
 Returns
 A list of dicts  each dict reports an element symbol and average
oxidation state across all sites in that composition. If the composition is not charge balanced, an empty list is returned.

static
ranked_compositions_from_indeterminate_formula
(fuzzy_formula, lock_if_strict=True)[source]¶ Takes in a formula where capitilization might not be correctly entered, and suggests a ranked list of potential Composition matches. Author: Anubhav Jain
 Parameters
fuzzy_formula (str) – A formula string, such as “co2o3” or “MN”, that may or may not have multiple interpretations
lock_if_strict (bool) – If true, a properly entered formula will only return the one correct interpretation. For example, “Co1” will only return “Co1” if true, but will return both “Co1” and “C1 O1” if false.
 Returns
A ranked list of potential Composition matches

property
reduced_composition
[source]¶ Returns the reduced composition,i.e. amounts normalized by greatest common denominator. e.g., Composition(“FePO4”) for Composition(“Fe4P4O16”).

property
reduced_formula
[source]¶ Returns a pretty normalized formula, i.e., LiFePO4 instead of Li4Fe4P4O16.

remove_charges
()[source]¶ Removes the charges from any species in a Composition object.
 Returns
Composition object without charge decoration, for example {“Fe3+”: 2.0, “O2“:3.0} becomes {“Fe”: 2.0, “O”:3.0}

special_formulas
= {'Cl': 'Cl2', 'CsO': 'Cs2O2', 'F': 'F2', 'H': 'H2', 'HO': 'H2O2', 'KO': 'K2O2', 'LiO': 'Li2O2', 'N': 'N2', 'NaO': 'Na2O2', 'O': 'O2', 'RbO': 'Rb2O2'}[source]¶

property
to_data_dict
[source]¶ Returns: A dict with many keys and values relating to Composition/Formula, including reduced_cell_composition, unit_cell_composition, reduced_cell_formula, elements and nelements.

property
to_reduced_dict
[source]¶ Returns: Dict with element symbol and reduced amount e.g., {“Fe”: 2.0, “O”:3.0}

reduce_formula
(sym_amt, iupac_ordering=False)[source]¶ Helper method to reduce a sym_amt dict to a reduced formula and factor.
 Parameters
sym_amt (dict) – {symbol: amount}.
iupac_ordering (bool, optional) – Whether to order the formula by the iupac “electronegativity” series, defined in Table VI of “Nomenclature of Inorganic Chemistry (IUPAC Recommendations 2005)”. This ordering effectively follows the groups and rows of the periodic table, except the Lanthanides, Actanides and hydrogen. Note that polyanions will still be determined based on the true electronegativity of the elements.
 Returns
(reduced_formula, factor).