[Pw_forum] ambiguous results with vc-relax
karthik.guda at gmail.com
Mon Aug 23 08:22:37 CEST 2010
The total energy doesn't converge till 80 Ryd of ecutwfc. I am using Ni
and Ti USPPs (Ti.pbe-sp-van_ak.UPF, Ni.pbe-nd-rrkjus.UPF). My calculations
become very slow while using such a large kinetic energy cutoff. am I doing
something wrong here?
On Tue, Aug 17, 2010 at 4:46 PM, Stefano de Gironcoli <degironc at sissa.it>wrote:
> please note that the two outputs that you submitted ARE NOT examples of
> vc-relaxation but of structural relaxation of the internal coordinates
> only. Your question is anyway legittimate...
> Are you sure to have converged the total energy of your system with
> respect to cutoff to a sufficient level ?
> when comparing different volumes one is using different basis sets in
> the two cases. If convergence w.r.t. cutoff is not sufficient this can
> lead to sudden decreases of the energy when increasing the volume.
> SISSA and DEMOCRITOS
> Guda Karthik wrote:
> > Hi,
> > Here are the input and output files.
> > b19_Acklatpos_new.* - original structure
> > b19_pwscf.* - scf calculation with a structure obtained after
> > Please have a look if they are of help.
> > regards,
> > Karthik
> > On Sat, Aug 14, 2010 at 6:27 AM, Paolo Giannozzi <giannozz at democritos.it
> >> On Aug 4, 2010, at 4:41 , Guda Karthik wrote:
> >>> I am trying to relax an orthorhombic structure using vc-relax
> >>> (celldofree - xyz). I start with a structure which is at a Pressure
> >>> of -20.5 Kbar and at the end of the vc-relax I get a structure
> >>> which is at a pressure of -0.21 Kbar. Surprisingly, the structure
> >>> at pressure closer to zero is higher in energy than the original
> >>> structure by 8 * 10^-4 eV/formula unit. All the symmetry elements
> >>> have been conserved during relaxation and the initial and final
> >>> structures are the same. I am not able to make sense of this
> >>> result. I observe this inconsistency in my B2 structure as well.
> >>> Please help regarding this.
> >> hard to help without input and output
> >> P.
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