[Pw_forum] application of electric field to monolayer TMDC

Thomas Brumme thomas.brumme at mpsd.mpg.de
Mon May 9 11:49:32 CEST 2016

Dear Sohail Ahmad,

you need to use them in all your calculations if you want to study the 
on the band structure... The relaxation and all calculation you do 
You can of course do a quick test calculation without relaxation but for 
fields the forces can be quite large - thus a relaxation is needed.

Furthermore, if you want to simulate the E field by applying a sawtooth
potential you need to switch on the dipole correction! dipfield=.true.
Read the description in INPUT_PW.txt and also the cited paper by L. 

PRB 59, 12301 (1999)


Another good paper on this subject with nice figures explaining everything:

PRB 63, 205426 (2001)




On 05/07/2016 10:03 PM, Sohail Ahmad wrote:
>  Dear QE user
> I wish to study band gap variation after applying electric field on a 
> monolayer of TMDC (Lets say MoS2)
> My question is .......when should i use these
> edir = 3,  emaxpos = 0.5d0, eopreg = 0.1d0, eamp = 0.001,tefield = .true.
> *
> *
> *Do i need to relax by using these parameters, and then use scf,nscf 
> as usual (without these)     OR
> *
> *Use these paprameters directly in scf (without relax) and then 
> proceed as usual.*
> Which one of the above mentioned  is correct ?
> Anxiously Waiting for comments
> Best Wishes
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Sohail Ahmad
> King Khalid University
> Abha, Saudi Arabia
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Dr. rer. nat. Thomas Brumme
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