[Pw_forum] vdW+PBE0

Masoud Nahali masoudnahali at gmail.com
Thu Dec 12 19:05:13 CET 2013

Dear Valentina

In case you would like to consider the van der Waals interaction in the
system that you study you can try the Grimme's DFT-D2 method which was
implemented in q/e. In this method a semi-empirical dispersion potential is
added to the conventional Kohn-Sham DFT energy. In practice you can add
london=.true. to system name-list to cause it work.

Best Wishes, m

  Valentina wrote on *Thu Dec 12 16:22:15 CET 2013 :*

> Dear Quantum Espresso users,
> We are modeling a system which needs the hybrid functional approach to be
> correctly simulated. Next, we need to compute the Oxygen chemical
> potential, and it has to be compared with the energy of the system. It is a
> fact that van der Waals interactions are not negligible when modeling
> molecular Oxygen. In order to have comparable quantities, we are wondering
> if it is possible to use in Quantum Espresso a mixture of van der Waals and
> PBE0 to model the Oxygen molecule.
> Thanks,
> Valentina
> Valentina Dellacà
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Masoud Nahali
masoud.nahali at gmail.com
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