Isolated system Geometry Optimizations

Babgen Manookian manoo... at
Sat Feb 25 20:39:03 UTC 2017

Hey Juerg,

So I looked in the input manual and could not find the REF_CELL keyword. 
Also, it is still a little unclear what is actually being changed in terms 
of the calculation. Could you elaborate on that for me please?

Does this have anything to do with setting density to be zero at the cell 

Thank you in advance,

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.
> Thanks,
> Bobby
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