[Wannier] Tunneling hamiltonian hr_plot
giovanni.pizzi at epfl.ch
Fri Dec 27 11:58:04 CET 2013
first of all I would like to remember that the posting guidelines invite you to sign your posts with your full affiliation.
Regarding your question:
The Hamiltionian in real space IS Hermitian. Probably, you are comparing H(m,n)[R] with H(n,m)[R]. Instead, the correct relationship for the Hamiltonian to be Hermitian is
H(m,n)[R] = H(n,m)[-R]*
because the complex-conjugate elements must refer to the same pair of Wannier functions. To understand this better, remember that
H(m,n)[R] is the matrix element between a Wannier function in position
and Wannier function in position
r_n + R
therefore if you just fix R, and invert m with n, you are not looking at the same pair anymore; you have instead to also invert the sign of R.
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On 27 Dec 2013, at 07:05, satrio wrote:
I have generated hr_plot for single layer MoS2. I found something that i cannot understand. It seems the hamiltonian in real space is not hermitian. For the same distance, the Hij is not conjugate of Hji. Im not sure what cause this as i know the Hamiltonian should be hermitian. Is there anyone know about this issue?
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