[Pw_forum] adding vacuum
jaretqi at yahoo.com
Mon Nov 16 21:49:43 CET 2015
To make it clear, I am not adding vacuum to isolate my system like in graphene where we make the z-axis large enough to make it graphene not graphite. My system is a (001) interface between semi-metallic and semiconductor, so i am trying to minimize the interaction along the interface which is along the z-axis and study some properties and match it with experimental results. I need a reasonable vacuum so I began with 4A.
On Monday, November 16, 2015 1:31 PM, Nicola Marzari <nicola.marzari at epfl.ch> wrote:
On 16/11/2015 21:17, Jaret Qi wrote:
> but that will cost time!
you are right! just keep the 4 angstroms, no one will notice.
(actually, skip the calculations altogether, and make up some
plausible numbers in your paper - that will be even faster).
> On Monday, November 16, 2015 9:26 AM, Pascal Boulet
> <pascal.boulet at univ-amu.fr> wrote:
> 4 angstroms wide seems to be very small for the vacuum. As a rule of
> thumb you should use at least 2.5 times the thickness of your slab. This
> is what we observed in the calculations of semiconductor slabs. This has
> to be tested.
> Le 16 nov. 2015 à 16:40, Jaret Qi <jaretqi at yahoo.com
> <mailto:jaretqi at yahoo.com>> a écrit :
>> Hello all,
>> I am trying to minimize the interaction between my system and its
>> periodic images. To do so, I introduced a layer of vacuum along the
>> z-axis by increasing the lattice vector along the z-axis by 4A. At the
>> same time, I fixed it by using this parameter: cell_dofree='2Dxy',
>> But I have noticed atoms that are close to the vacuum move along the
>> z-axis and vacuum is decreasing, is this wrong or I should use
>> different cell_dofree?
>> note:relaxation still ongoing, not relaxed yet.
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