Category Archives: yambo

Yambo school 2020: new video lectures and tutorials are online

The “Computational School on Electronic Excitations in Novel Materials Using the Yambo Code” school at the ICTP has just ended. In this school we presented an introduction to many-body theory, a new version of the code that include all the non-linear response part. The new tutorials that are available in the wiki webpage. Moreover all… Read More

Computational School on Electronic Excitations in Novel Materials Using the Yambo Code

The Computational School on Electronic Excitations in Novel Materials Using the Yambo Code, introduces participants to post-DFT simulations, in particular many-body perturbation theory (MBPT) approaches and provide training in the calculation of electronic and optical properties of materials. The program will offer theoretical and technical lectures, as well as dedicated hands-on sessions where the students… Read More

Many-body perturbation theory calculations using the Yambo code

Yambo is an open source project aimed at studying excited state properties of condensed matter systems from first principles using many-body methods. As input, yambo requires ground state electronic structure data as computed by density functional theory codes such as Quantum-Espresso and Abinit.Yambo’s capabilities include the calculation of linear response quantities (both independent-particle and including… Read More

GW correction on an arbitrary point of the Brillouin zone with Yambo

Here I show how to calculate GW correction for a generic k-point not included in the original grid used to perform a GW calculations using Yambo 4.2. This method allows to obtain the GW correction without the need of recalculate the full dielectric constant used in the initial calculation. As example I will take 2-dimensional… Read More

Speed up dielectric constant calculations using the double-grid method with Yambo

Convergence of dielectric constant with respect the number of k-points can be very slow in many systems. For this reason in Yambo it is implemented a double-grid technique that speeds up convergence versus k-points with a computational cost comparable to the standard calculations. The method is described in the paper: Speeding up the solution of… 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

Yambo input file for GW calculations explained

Example of a yambo input file for GW calculation in a solid. In order to generate the following input file you can use the command “yambo -g n -p p -V par” with yambo 4.0.2 (and with yambo 3.4.2  “yambo -g n -p p”).   gw0 # [R GW] GoWo Quasiparticle energy levels ppa #… Read More

Reasonable parameters for Yambo calculations

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