Giovanni Cantele giovanni.cantele at spin.cnr.it
Mon Jan 18 12:27:24 CET 2016

Quite likely your system is a semiconductor and you did not include the conduction bands in the pw.x calculation (nbnd set to its default value).

You can use the nbnd parameter to this purpose.


> On 18 Jan 2016, at 12:19, omamuyovwiakemu at yahoo.com wrote:
> Dear QE users,
> Pls I encountered a challenge while trying to plot the band structure for a binary alloy.
> I realize after using plotband.x interactively that the conduction bands(top bands) were not present on the 
> plot. I increased the range but all no avail. I also discovered that conduction bands isn't available on the band file as expected. It's been impossible to get the band gap ( the difference between the valence and conduction bands).
> Pls I will sincerely appreciate any comment on what to do to fix this problem.
> Thank you.
> Jolayemi Omamuyovwi Rita(Mrs)
> Research Student
> Department of Physics
> University of Benin
> Nigeria.
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