[CP2K:6090] DFTB3 and DFTB-D3

hut... at chem.uzh.ch hut... at chem.uzh.ch
Fri Feb 13 10:15:45 UTC 2015


- for the hydrogen bond damping you have the parameter
  HB_SR_GAMMA in the DFTB section of the input. The U_a and U_b
  parameters in your formula come directly from the SK files

- For the DFTB3 correction (DIAGONAL ONLY!!!!) the parameters can
  be set in the KIND section (DFTB3_PARAM).

- The vdW D3 correction reads parameters from dftd3.dat, this is 
  an adaptation of the official file by Grimme.
  You can change the settings of the parameters in the input from
  the DFTB/PARAMETER section.
  However, only the original damping function is available (no BJ-damping)
  and C9 terms are switched off.



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From: Linc 
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Date: 02/12/2015 12:57AM
Subject: [CP2K:6090] DFTB3 and DFTB-D3

Dear CP2K developers/users,
I noticed that since version 2.6 CP2K has incorporated the 3rd order correction to DFTB and also included the D3 dispersion corrections. Just to make sure I understand the implementation correctly, I wish to ask the following two questions.
(1) The function for damping hydrogen bonds takes the form of exp[ -((U_a+U_b)/2)^HB_SR_PARAM * r_ab ]. If I want to use the 3OB Slater-Koster files, then HB_SR_PARAM should be 4.0 as specified by the 3OB parameter set. But, the question is: if/how can I define the Hubbard parameters U_a and U_b? I guess CP2K has default values for them, but would it be possible to specify them by the user? FYI, Eq. 7 in J. Chem. Theory Comput., 2013, 9 (1), pp 338.
(1) Regarding the D3 corrections for DFTB, can I assume that the dftd3.dat file, provided under ./cp2k-2.6.0/data/, contain the DFTB-compatible parameters as used by S. Grimme in J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2014, 5 (11), pp 1785 (if there are such parameters at all - sorry, haven't gone through all the relevant literature). 
Many thanks in advance for any information/help on these questions!
Best regards,Linc


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