User Interface Overview

Overview of display layout and usage of header bar.



Open projects are displayed as tabs, allowing you to switch between different projects while conducting analysis.

Web pages opened within the built-in web browser are also organized as tabs.

The Home tab is positioned on the left side of the tab area. Clicking it will display the explorer.

Tool bar

A bar is always displayed at the top of the window.

Searching materials databases (Materials Finder)

Type substance name or chemical formula in the text box located on the upper right, and you can search external materials databases (Materials Project, PubChem) to retrieve structure information files. Once you find a structure information file you want to analyze, you can open it to switch directly to the project view, where you can perform your analysis. Additionally, you have the option to check the web page in the database by right-click on the search result icons from the context menu.

Supported expressions for searching

List of elements (space separated)

Li Fe O

Chemical formula




Substance name

methyl isocyanate

Click on the text that says Materials Finder to view the description. If you have a Materials Project account, you can set your API key in this section. Additionally, you have the option to choose wether to retrieve the primitive cell / standard cell. You can also configure whether to open the database web page with built-in web browser or an external browser by seting the Browser Typeaccordingly.

Create molecule

You can use the molecular editor JSMEto draw a structure and use the structure as a model.

Jupyter Interface for NanoLabo

Exchange atomic structure between the Atomic Simulation Environment (ASE) in Python and NanoLabo, and manipulate these atomic structures on JupyterLab. Please refer to the Jupyter Interface for NanoLabo / Matlantis Collaboration for detailed instructions.


Opens the chatbot screen utilizing ChatGPT for questions about how to use NanoLabo. This feature is limited to product users and requires an account. If you wish to register for use, please contact support.

Show/Hide Tool bar buttons

You can set whether to show or hide the buttons from :menuselection:Main menu –> Tool bar, or the right-click menu of each button.

Shortcut keys list


Close tab

Ctrl + W

Close NanoLabo

Ctrl + Q

* For macOS, replace Ctrlcommand .