[Pw_forum] convergence stops after 100 iterations
manchugh at iitk.ac.in
manchugh at iitk.ac.in
Tue Dec 24 15:00:30 CET 2013
Hi Nguyen Chuong
I have used PBE (GGA)
electron_maxstep in my calculations is 100 by default. It means 1 scf
cycle will take 100 iterations at max, nstep = 100 means number of ionic
+ electronic steps. It does not mean convergence will stop after 100
iterations.
I have convergence problem with different vacuum gaps but same number of
atoms in two cases I mentioned in my previous post.. why so ?
thanks
Manjusha
Research Scholar
Department of Chemistry
Indian Institute of Technology,Kanpur
India
> and I have a question, in your file, which method you used for
> calculation?
> PBE (GGA) or PZ (LDA)
>
>
> On Tue, Dec 24, 2013 at 5:30 AM, Nguyen Chuong
> <chuongnguyen11 at gmail.com>wrote:
>
>> in your input file, nstep = 100, its mean convergence will stopping in
>> 100 iterations.
>>
>>
>> On Tue, Dec 24, 2013 at 3:30 AM, <manchugh at iitk.ac.in> wrote:
>>
>>> Hi Quantum Espresso users
>>>
>>> I am trying to perform 'relax' calculations of GaN surface and trying
>>> to
>>> optimize the vacuum gap keeping the slab thickness same. One side of
>>> the
>>> slab (the N-terminated one) is passivated by pseudohydrogens of charge
>>> 0.75. For some values of the vacuum gap, relaxation proceeded
>>> successfully, (got Final energy in 12 scf cycles) but for some other
>>> values of vacuum gap, the 100 iterations in the Ist scf cycle itself
>>> are
>>> not sufficient and the following error appears:
>>>
>>> convergence NOT achieved in 100 iterations: stopping
>>>
>>> I am using espresso-5.0.2 and my input file is as follows :
>>>
>>> &CONTROL
>>> calculation = "relax",
>>> title = '1x1x4_7gap'
>>> verbosity = 'high',
>>> restart_mode = 'from_scratch',
>>> prefix = '1x1x4_7'
>>> pseudo_dir = '/home/.....',
>>> outdir = '/home/....../',
>>> tprnfor = .TRUE.,
>>> etot_conv_thr = 1.0D-04,
>>> forc_conv_thr = 1.0D-03,
>>> nstep = 100
>>> /
>>> &SYSTEM
>>> ibrav = 0 ,
>>> celldm(1)= 6.088,
>>> nat = 19 ,
>>> ntyp = 3 ,
>>> ecutwfc = 60.0 ,
>>> ecutrho = 480.0 ,
>>> input_dft = 'PBE' ,
>>> occupations = 'smearing',
>>> smearing = 'methfessel-paxton' ,
>>> degauss = 0.05
>>> /
>>>
>>> &ELECTRONS
>>> diagonalization='cg',
>>> conv_thr = 1.D-6,
>>> mixing_mode = 'local-TF',
>>> mixing_beta = 0.2D0
>>> /
>>>
>>> &IONS
>>> ion_dynamics = 'bfgs'
>>> /
>>>
>>> CELL_PARAMETERS {hexagonal}
>>> 1.00 0.00 0.00
>>> 0.50 0.866 0.00
>>> 0.00 0.00 17.886
>>>
>>> ATOMIC_SPECIES
>>> Ga 69.723 Ga.pbe-n-van.UPF
>>> N 14.006 N.pbe-van_ak.UPF
>>> H 1.0079 H.pz-vbc_075.UPF
>>>
>>> ATOMIC_POSITIONS {crystal}
>>> H 0.3333 0.3333 -0.029195 0 0 0
>>> N 0.3333 0.3333 -0.0111818 0 0 0
>>> Ga 0.000 0.000 0.000 0 0 0
>>> N 0.000 0.000 0.03427272
>>> Ga 0.3333 0.3333 0.04545454
>>> N 0.3333 0.3333 0.07972727
>>> Ga 0.000 0.000 0.09090909
>>> N 0.000 0.000 0.12518181
>>> Ga 0.3333 0.3333 0.13636363
>>> N 0.3333 0.3333 0.17063636
>>> Ga 0.000 0.000 0.18181818
>>> N 0.000 0.000 0.21609090
>>> Ga 0.3333 0.3333 0.22727272
>>> N 0.3333 0.3333 0.26154545
>>> Ga 0.000 0.000 0.27272727
>>> N 0.000 0.000 0.30699999
>>> Ga 0.3333 0.3333 0.31818181
>>> N 0.3333 0.3333 0.35245454
>>> Ga 0.000 0.000 0.36363636
>>>
>>> K_POINTS (automatic)
>>> 4 4 1 0 0 0
>>>
>>>
>>> For further information, this is a system with vacuum gap equivalent to
>>> 7
>>> GaN unit cells, the system with vacuum gap equivalent to 6 GaN unit
>>> cells
>>> worked fine. I am not getting why this problem is occurring only for
>>> few
>>> cases?
>>>
>>> Any kind of help or suggestions will be very valuable to me.
>>>
>>>
>>> Thanks
>>> -
>>> Manjusha
>>> Research Scholar
>>> Department of Chemistry
>>> Indian Institute of Technology,Kanpur
>>> India
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>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> Nguyen Van Chuong
>> PhD Student,
>> Department of Physics,
>> Don State Technical University.
>> Rostov on Don, Russia
>> Group Graphene
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>>
>>
>
>
> --
> Nguyen Van Chuong
> PhD Student,
> Department of Physics,
> Don State Technical University.
> Rostov on Don, Russia
> Group Graphene
> Email: chuongnguyen11 at gmail.com or cpuphys86 at gmail.com
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