[CP2K:8997] incorrect number of frequencies in vibrational analysis

hut... at chem.uzh.ch hut... at chem.uzh.ch
Tue May 9 09:35:18 CEST 2017


the MODE_SELECTIVE method should not be used to calculate the
complete vibrational spectrum. The method is best and most
efficient for the calculation of a small number of local
(space or frequency) modes. In your case you probably got
some modes multiple times. There are no negative modes because
you excluded them explicitly.

To get rid (or reduce) possible negative frequencies in the
complete spectrum you have to increase the numerical accuracy.
This might need changing default parameters in all parts of
the calculation. 
- Integral accuracy  -> EPS_DEFAULT
- PW cutoff          -> CUTOFF and REL_CUTOFF
- Geometry optimization -> MAX_FORCE, RMS_FORCE
- SCF convergence    -> EPS_SCF
- Step length in finit difference  -> DX


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From: Natalie Schieber 
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Date: 05/08/2017 08:45PM
Subject: [CP2K:8997] incorrect number of frequencies in vibrational analysis

Dear all,

I am trying to obtain the vibrational frequencies of a periodic system of four benzene molecules. When I run the vibrational analysis with no restriction, I obtain the correct number of frequencies (141), but some of them are negative. However, when I restrict the range of the search, I obtain positive wavenumbers, but more frequencies than should be physically present (152). When I try to run the vibrational analysis with tighter convergence but no range, I get an error.  The relevant part of the input is below. Any help on obtaining 141 positive numbers is appreciated!

EPS_MAX_VAL 0.0000000005
EPS_NORM 0.00000002

Returns an error:  no frequency, range or involved atoms specified  


returns 141 wavenumbers with negatives

EPS_MAX_VAL 0.0000000005
EPS_NORM 0.00000002
RANGE 0 50000

returns 152 positive numbers

Natalie Schieber


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