Reformulation of DFT + U as a pseudohybrid hubbard density functional for accelerated materials discovery
The accurate prediction of the electronic properties of materials at a low computational expense is a necessary condition for the development of effective high-throughput quantum-mechanics (HTQM) frameworks for accelerated materials discovery. HTQM infrastructures rely on the predictive capability of density functional theory (DFT), the method of choice for the first-principles study of materials properties. However, DFT suffers from approximations that result in a somewhat inaccurate description of the electronic band structure of semiconductors and insulators. In this article, we introduce ACBN0, a pseudohybrid Hubbard density functional that yields an improved prediction of the band structure of insulators such as transition-metal oxides, as shown for TiO2, MnO, NiO, and ZnO, with only a negligible increase in computational cost.
Agapito, LA; Curtarolo, S; Nardelli, MB
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