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Spin-orbit coupling, polarised light and real-time BSE in Lumen


A new version of the Lumen code is available online. It includes spin-orbit coupling, the possibility to use polarised light and the real-time Bethe-Salpeter equation (RT-BSE). Notice that the RT-BSE is limited to small systems or a small number of G-vectors in the screened-exchange due to its computational time. New tutorials on spin-orbit coupling and… Read More

DFT and QuantumEspresso at CINaM


At CINaM together with Andres Saul and Rajarshi Sinha Roy we are organizing a series of lectures on DFT and the Quantum Espresso code. The course will cover standard DFT, functionals, psedo-potentials, surfaces, STM images, structure optimization,  etc.. Teaching material and lecture notes can be downloaded here: DFT and Quantum Espresso 1 DFT and Quantum Espresso… Read More

RPA calculations with Yambo for large systems


Performing RPA calculations with yambo in large systems can be a problem due to the memory requirement. In fact the code does not distribute the dielectric constant at the different frequencies among the processors. The solution is to run different calculations for each frequency of the dielectric constant and then joind the outputs. Here my… Read More

Reasonable parameters for Yambo calculations

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Here I report some advices to choose reasonable parameters in order to converge different kind of calculations with the Yambo code. The following parameters are a reasonable recommendation. However you have to remember that convergence can be different from system to system, so you should check your calculations and not use the following parameters blindly…. Read More

Quantum Espresso and Yambo input files


This is my small collection of Quantum Espresso (PWSCF) and Yambo input files that I used in my papers or for different testing purposes. I cannot give any warranty whatsoever these files are correct and fit your actual needs. Carbon nanotubes: 7×7, 4×2, 10×10, 1×10 Carbon nanoribbons: ANGR7 Diamond Donor Acceptor Complexes from ref. Appl. Phys. Lett…. Read More

How to plot the Dipole Moment calculated by NWCHEM with XCrysDen


Dipole moment of molecules is an interesting physical quantity that can be directly measured in experiments and easily calculated by means of Density Functional Theory. Moreover the size of dipole moment is related to many other properties as for instance light emission in polar liquid, packing of molecules in solid phase. With NWChem it can… Read More

How to transform a CIF file in a QuantumEspresso input


When you work with experimentalists, often you have to deal with atomic structures reconstructed from x-ray scattering in the format of CIF files. Here I briefly explain how to transform these files in a QuantumEspresso input using Mercury code. Open the CIF file with Mercury then follow the points below: 1) remove the duplicated atoms, … Read More

Developing Yambo tutorial is available online

Developing Yambo

My new tutorial on “Developing Yambo” is available online. This was possible thanks to the work of Myrta Gruning and Davide Sangalli that updated the tutorial to the last version of the code and completed some unfinished parts.  In this tutorial we explain how to introduce new functionalities in the Yambo code. As example, inspired… Read More