[Pw_forum] problem with TPSS (Tao-Perdew-Staroverov-Scuseria) meta-GGA for silicon
Ari P Seitsonen
ari.p.seitsonen at iki.fi
Fri Nov 28 11:56:11 CET 2008
Adding to Axel's comment; you might experience the problem of
"non-spherical" atom in Si since in the free atom you have two p-electrons
to put on three degenerate (spin-up) states. Thus there will be a fight
(= usually no convergence) which one of p_x, p_y and p_z will get them if
tried straightforwardly. What one can try is to modify the cell slightly
making it non-cubic, eg tetragonal and then seeing if the calculation
converges. Additionally you might try adding more mixing of the previous
Summa summarum, this problem might not be due to the implemenation of
TPSS but a "pathodological example".
Greetings from Paris,
PS This topic keeps on popping up on the mailing lists of different codes
quite regularly. Apparently the people do not know that the topic was
discussed already decades ago. ;)
"Energies of atoms with nonspherical charge densities calculated with
nonlocal density-functional theory"
Frank W Kutzler and G S Painter
Phys Rev Lett 59, 1285 (1987)
On Thu, 27 Nov 2008, Axel Kohlmeyer wrote:
> please keep in mind, that a single atom in a large box
> is a bit of a pathological case, since you tend to pick up
> all the noise from the "vacuum" area, which is most likely
> the source of your numerical instabilities. if it is just for
> testing, you'll probably get better results with a bulk crystal
> system (and it'll be faster, too).
> On 11/27/08, Rafael Dias Menezes <rdmeneze at yahoo.com.br> wrote:
>> On Nov 23, 2008 at 22:04 , Paolo Giannozzi wrote:
>>> TPSS is quite nasty from a numerical point of view. Try to use lapack
>>> from sources instead of optimized libraries. On my Macintosh I get
>>> this problem when testing tests/metaGGA.in with atlas loaded;
>>> it disappears if I link lapack instead.
>> Thank you, Paolo for the trick.
>> Really this error disappear but the calculation to silicon atom in a big box
>> don't converge. I did 100 interactions and the convergency isn't reach.
>> Can someone get me a direction in this simple calculus? Maybe I'm missing
>> the setup of some input variable do pwscf.
>> Rafael Dias
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