# What is MAICoS#

**MAICoS** is the acronym for Molecular Analysis for Interfacial
and Confined Systems. It is an object-oriented python toolkit for
analysing the structure and dynamics of interfacial and confined
fluids from molecular simulations. Combined with MDAnalysis,
MAICoS can be used to extract density profiles, dielectric constants,
structure factors, or transport properties from trajectories files,
including LAMMPS, GROMACS, CHARMM or NAMD data. MAICoS is open source
and is released under the GNU general public license v3.0.

MAICoS is a tool for beginners of molecular simulations with no Python experience. For these users MAICoS provides a descriptive command line interface. Also experienced users can use the Python API for their day to day analysis or use the provided infrastructure to build their own analysis for interfacial and confined systems.

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Currently, MAICoS supports the following analysis modules:

Module Name |
Description |
---|---|

DensityPlanar |
Compute the cartesian partial density profiles |

DensityCylinder |
Compute cylindrical partial densitiy profiles |

DensitySphere |
Compute spherical partial density profiles |

TemperaturePlanar |
Compute temperature profile in a cartesian geometry |

DielectricPlanar |
Calculate planar dielectric profiles |

DielectricCylinder |
Calculate cylindrical dielectric profiles |

DielectricSphere |
Calculating spherical dielectric profiles |

DielectricSpectrum |
Compute the linear dielectric spectrum |

Saxs |
Compute small angle X-Ray scattering intensities (SAXS) |

DiporderPlanar |
Calculate dipolar order parameters |

RDFPlanar |
Compute slab-wise planar 2D radial distribution functions |

DipoleAngle |
Calculate angle timeseries of dipole moments |

KineticEnergy |
Calculate the timeseries of energies |

VelocityPlanar |
Compute the velocity profile in a cartesian geometry |

VelocityCylinder |
Compute the cartesian velocity profile across a cylinder |