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Reproducibility in density functional theory calculations of solids

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Author(s)

Francesca Tavazza, Kurt Lejaeghere, Stefaan Cottenier, Gustav Bihlmayer

Abstract

Density functional theory (DFT) is now routinely used for simulating material properties. Many software packages are available, which makes it challenging to know which are the best to use for a specific calculation. Lejaeghere et al. compared the calculated values for the equation of states for 71 elemental crystals from 15 different widely used DFT codes employing 40 different potentials (see the Perspective by Skylaris). Although there were variations in the calculated values, most recent codes and methods converged toward a single value, with errors comparable to those of experiment.
Citation
Science
Volume
351
Issue
6280

Keywords

DFT, uncertainties, accuracy, exchange-correlation functional

Citation

Tavazza, F. , Lejaeghere, K. , Cottenier, S. and Bihlmayer, G. (2016), Reproducibility in density functional theory calculations of solids, Science, [online], https://doi.org/10.1126/science.aad3000 (Accessed June 19, 2024)

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Created March 25, 2016, Updated February 22, 2023