[Pw_forum] CuO, LDA+U, Pseudopots, again

Paolo Giannozzi giannozz at nest.sns.it
Fri Jan 11 12:18:53 CET 2008

On Jan 10, 2008, at 6:22 , Paul M. Grant wrote:
> I strongly suspect my problem involves use (or misuse or  
> unavailability) of a proper Cu pseudopotential.

I vaguely remember having read that getting the correct d-s  
transition energies
in atoms is quite important for a good pseudopotential for transition  
The ultimate pseudopotential test is an all-electron calculation, for  
with LMTO (I think that the first implementation of lda+U was  
developed for
LMTO). Pseudopotentials are "the usual suspects" when something doesn't
work as expected, but the functional is also a likely suspect in  
"exotic" cases.
> Sorry for all my American slang.  We didn't invent the  
> language...the Brits did
"two nations divided by a common language"

Paolo Giannozzi, Dept of Physics, University of Udine
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