[CP2K:8716] Re: Isolated system Geometry Optimizations

hut... at chem.uzh.ch hut... at chem.uzh.ch
Mon Feb 20 09:51:27 UTC 2017


yes, the changes (jumps) in energy when changing the cell size is a
well known phenomenon in plane wave calculations. You can avoid it
by using a constant plane wave instead as constant cutoff calculation.
In CP2K you get this by defining a reference cell (REF_CELL).


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Date: 02/17/2017 10:18PM
Subject: [CP2K:8716] Re: Isolated system Geometry Optimizations

Hey Juerg,
Thank you so much for the reply. I re-converged my cutoff values for the larger cell size and found that 400Ry and 80Ry produce energies which have much less deviation. What I do notice is that there is still the oscillation of the energy as the cell size changes. Is there a reason for this oscillation occurring?
My thoughts on this are that the planewaves are being cut at the cell wall at different values as the cell size changes which in turn causes the energy to oscillate. I would imagine if I could force the calculation to set the density equal to zero at the cell wall then there would be no oscillation. I am not sure if this reasoning is correct.

On Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 1:21:43 PM UTC-5, Babgen Manookian wrote:Hey Everyone,
I am a new cp2k user and have been working on a test system in order to get a feel for how the program works. My test system is a cyclohexane molecule and I am interested in determining the energy difference between boat and chair conformations. I am using a wavelet poisson solver with periodicity turned off and the molecule centered in the cell. I attached the template input file which I used to create the different inputs with varying cells size.
What I have noticed is that as I increase my cell size the energy does not converge on a single value, instead it seems to oscillate. The graphs below show the energies of each conformation and their differences as functions of cell size. I am very curious as to what is causing these oscillations. If I have a single cyclohexane molecule centered in my cell, as I increase my cell size, I would think that the extra vacuum space around the molecule will not affect the energy. 
If there is anyone out there who could provide any sort of input on this it would be much appreciated.



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