[Pw_forum] Efermi error?

Paolo Giannozzi giannozz at nest.sns.it
Fri Oct 22 19:17:45 CEST 2004

On Wednesday 20 October 2004 22:30, Ravinder Abrol wrote:

> I am getting the following error, when I perform an "nscf " run after an
> "scf " run [...]
>    from Efermi : error #         1 
>    unexpected error
> [...] Any solutions?

a quick solution is to remove input data related to metallicity:

>      occupations='smearing',
>      smearing='marzari-vanderbilt',
>      degauss=0.01

from the input for the 'nscf' calculation. These data are used only for the
calculation of the Fermi energy, which will not be of much use anyway, 
unless a uniform grid of k-points is specified.


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