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Development And Assesment Of Local Scaled Self-Interaction Corrected Density Functional Method With Simple Scaling Factor, Selim Romero Jan 2020

Development And Assesment Of Local Scaled Self-Interaction Corrected Density Functional Method With Simple Scaling Factor, Selim Romero

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The Hohenberg-Kohn-Sham (HKS) density functional theory (DFT) is widely used to compute electronic structures of atoms, molecules, and solids. It is an exact theory in which ground state electron density plays the role of basic variable, same as the wavefunction does in quantum mechanics. The total ground state energy is a functional of electron density. The practical application of HKS DFT require approximation to the exchange-correlation energy functional. Many density functional approximations (DFAs) with various degree of sophistication and complexities have been developed. Depending on the complexity, these functionals include electron density, density gradients, density Laplacian, kinetic energy densities, Hartree-Fock ...


Scalability Improvements To Nrlmol For Dft Calculations Of Large Molecules, Carlos Manuel Diaz Jan 2016

Scalability Improvements To Nrlmol For Dft Calculations Of Large Molecules, Carlos Manuel Diaz

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Advances in high performance computing (HPC) have provided a way to treat large, computationally demanding tasks using thousands of processors. With the development of more powerful HPC architectures, the need to create efficient and scalable code has grown more important. Electronic structure calculations are valuable in understanding experimental observations and are routinely used for new materials predictions. For the electronic structure calculations, the memory and computation time are proportional to the number of atoms. Memory requirements for these calculations scale as N2, where N is the number of atoms. While the recent advances in HPC offer platforms with large numbers ...