[Pw_forum] Pseudopotentials for Pseudo-Hydrogens
gabriele.sclauzero at epfl.ch
Tue May 22 12:12:03 CEST 2012
> Here's my question. I know that it's problematic to mix different kinds of
> PP's in the same calculation,
What do you mean by different kinds? You can safely mix ultrasoft and norm-conserving PPs, for instance.
You cannot mix different exchange-correlation functionals, obviously.
> and, of course, pw.scf gives a fatal error
> when I try.
Of course it does, but just because it is wrong (not just "problematic") to mix PPs made for different XC functionals.
> Will I get into trouble if I override this by using
> input_dft='pw91', so that I can use the PZ PP's for the pseudo-H's ?
This would be "incautious", to use an euphemism...
> interested mainly in adsorption energies, which are the differences in
> energies between bare and adsorbate-covered slabs. Will any errors incurred
> by mixing PP's cancel in the difference.
There are no additional errors from "mixing" PPs of same XC functional other than those coming from the intrinsic PP approximations.
> As always, thanks for your help and advice.
> Victor M. Bermudez
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> U.S. Naval Research Laboratory
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§ Gabriele Sclauzero, EPFL SB ITP CSEA
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