High-throughput electronic band structure calculations: Challenges and tools

The article is devoted to the discussion of the high-throughput approach to band structures calculations. We present scientific and computational challenges as well as solutions relying on the developed framework (Automatic Flow, AFLOW/ACONVASP). The key factors of the method are the standardization and the robustness of the procedures. Two scenarios are relevant: (1) independent users generating databases in their own computational systems (off-line approach) and (2) teamed users sharing computational information based on a common ground (on-line approach). Both cases are integrated in the framework: for off-line approaches, the standardization is automatic and fully integrated for the 14 Bravais lattices, the primitive and conventional unit cells, and the coordinates of the high symmetry k-path in the Brillouin zones. For on-line tasks, the framework offers an expandable web interface, where the user can prepare and set up calculations following the proposed standard. Few examples of band structures are included. LSDA+U parameters (U, J) are also presented for Nd, Sm, and Eu. © 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Setyawan, W; Curtarolo, S

Published Date

  • 2010

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 49 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 299 - 312

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0927-0256

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.commatsci.2010.05.010

Citation Source

  • SciVal