[Pw_forum] Problem in SCF convergence
Dr. Thomas Brumme
thomas.brumme at uni-leipzig.de
Thu Feb 22 13:52:57 CET 2018
reducing the mixing_beta helps with the convergence - I reduced it to
0.3 and the optimization is running for at least 5 steps... However,
at a certain point this could happen again (convergence problems) due
to charge "jumping" back and forth between atoms - try reducing
mixing_beta even more or increase the smearing or try with more
Zitat von Bibhas Manna <mannabibhas at gmail.com>:
> Dear Thomas,
> Sorry for my mistake......
> I am attaching my input file here. Please point out what wrong values I
> have taken.
> Thanking you.
> With regards,
> On Wed, Feb 21, 2018 at 9:35 PM, Thomas Brumme <thomas.brumme at uni-leipzig.de
>> Dear Bibhas Manna,
>> without any inputfile we can only guess what might be wrong. The cutoffs
>> seem to be a good - at least for the start; you should always check that
>> are enough for your specific calculation.
>> My guess would be: you should consider using smearing for the occupations,
>> but without input... Why are you using the old 5.1 version?
>> Kind regards
>> On 21.02.2018 15:52, Bibhas Manna wrote:
>> Dear QE users,
>> I am using PWSCF v.5.1 for vc-relaxing a graphene sheet with platinum atom
>> adsorbed on it. The very first SCF cycle successfully converges after 18
>> iterations but the problem arises with the immediate next SCF cycle which
>> is not converging even after 100 iterations.
>> I am using *ecutwfc of 45 Ry* and* ecutrho of 400 Ry* for pseudo
>> potentials types :
>> Could anyone please suggest me what may be the wrong with my code..
>> Any help in this regard is highly appreciable.
>> Thanks and regards.
>> Bibhas Manna
>> Research Scholar
>> IIT Kharagpur, India.
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