[CP2K-user] [CP2K:11230] Cell optimization of layered material, convergence vs K_POINTS

Daniele Ongari daniele... at gmail.com
Thu Feb 14 17:03:33 UTC 2019

Dear prof. Hutter,
thanks for your advice.

 I tried and:
1) EPS_DEFAULT E-12 and E-14 did not fix the problem
did not work: I'm not sure if I chose the settings correctly, being a non 
orthogonal cell. However, what is this command supposed to do? I could not 
find a proper reference to read more.
This is what  I used:
         A  30.1669436651   0.0             0.0            
         B  -15.0834720617  26.1253399655   0.0            
         C  -5.88681146004e-16 1.15003884889e-16 8.07826742778  
    A   35.0   0.0  0.0
            B  -20.0  30.0  0.0
            C    0.0   0.0 10.0
         &END CELL_REF
      &END CELL

3) LBFGS did work but now I'm a little confused/worried, how is the "low 
memory" version of  BFGS supposed to be more stable? Is it always a good 
choice for my crystals, e.g, with a number of atoms that goes from 50 to 

Finally, if it is a problem with the optimizer, why did it work with 
kpoints or doubling the UC?

Here is the plot of my results:

Thank you very much for your help!


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