Dear all,

I'm trying to run DMFT calculation. I have a few question about the tutorial tdmft_2.in:

1). What are the meaning of nnscol and nline? I checked abinit user manual but I still don't

get it. Why are they important to DMFT? Actually, I'm own calculation. I also noticed that

if nnscol and nnline are not set to higher values, the calculation will crash because wave

functions are not convergent. Can anyone tell me more about the two parameters?

2). Can anyone explain what are typical values of dmftqmc_therm and dmftctqmc_gmove?

3). The variables dmftbandi and dmftbandf are used to wannierize the bands. However, if I

just want to study the dmft effects on d-band but the chosen energy range has other band

involved. If so, I still need to chose the whole energy range to include all the other bands

even if they don't have strong d-band characters, right?

4). Why running DMFT, we will still set U and J for the solver, right? If so, why I always got

warning message in the log file saying that:

--- !WARNING

src_file: invars1.F90

src_line: 893

message: |

usedmft and usepawu are both activated

This is not an usual calculation:

usepawu will be put to 10:

LDA+U potential and energy will be put to zero

...

Any suggestion about the above questions are welcome !

Thanks!

## Question regarding DMFT

### Re: Question regarding DMFT

Hello,

1) nnsclo and nline are used to insure that the Hamiltonian is correctly diagonalized and that the empty states

are meaningful. They are required.

2)dmftqmc_therm is the thermalization time. Typical values are 10000. But you should check that the results of your calculation are insensitive to this parameter (by increasing it).

dmftctqmc_gmove are related to global moves (see e.g section IX G of Rev. Mod. Phys. 83, 349 (2011)) . They should be used if the calculation is not ergodic. In most of the cases, this variable is not useful (but it can be checked by using small values of dmftctqmc_gmove and decreasing it).

3) The problem of the choice of Wannier orbitals for a specific systems is related to the choice of

to the choice of correlated orbitals. In other words, there is no unique choice of Wannier functions. A discussion about this can be found in e.g. Phys. Rev. B 77, 205112 (2008) section III B and references cited.

4) This is a warning to remind the reader that DFT+U and DFT+DMFT cannot be done at the same time. As you are aware of this, you can thus ignore it without any trouble .

Best regards

Bernard

1) nnsclo and nline are used to insure that the Hamiltonian is correctly diagonalized and that the empty states

are meaningful. They are required.

2)dmftqmc_therm is the thermalization time. Typical values are 10000. But you should check that the results of your calculation are insensitive to this parameter (by increasing it).

dmftctqmc_gmove are related to global moves (see e.g section IX G of Rev. Mod. Phys. 83, 349 (2011)) . They should be used if the calculation is not ergodic. In most of the cases, this variable is not useful (but it can be checked by using small values of dmftctqmc_gmove and decreasing it).

3) The problem of the choice of Wannier orbitals for a specific systems is related to the choice of

*U*and*J*. So, a value of these parameters is relatedto the choice of correlated orbitals. In other words, there is no unique choice of Wannier functions. A discussion about this can be found in e.g. Phys. Rev. B 77, 205112 (2008) section III B and references cited.

4) This is a warning to remind the reader that DFT+U and DFT+DMFT cannot be done at the same time. As you are aware of this, you can thus ignore it without any trouble .

Best regards

Bernard

Bernard Amadon

CEA

France

CEA

France