Reciprocal Space Integration and Special-Point Techniques

  • Andrea Dal Corso
Part of the Lecture Notes in Chemistry book series (LNC, volume 67)


We describe the special-point technique to integrate a periodic function over the BZ. The method of Monkhorst and Pack for special-point generation is explained and an example of its application to the fcc lattice is discussed. Several convergence tests performed with the PWSCF code are presented. The problem of sampling the Fermi surface in metallic systems is briefly discussed.

Key words

Reciprocal Space Techniques Special Points Fermi Surface Sampling 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrea Dal Corso
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  1. 1.Institut Romand de Recherche Numérique en Physique des Matériaux (IRRMA), IN-EcublensLausanneSwitzerland

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