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exchange-regularization <method>=AuxiliaryFunction|None|ProbeChargeEwald|SphericalTruncated|WignerSeitzTruncated


Regularization / singularity correction method for exact exchange. The allowed methods and defaults depend on the setting of <geometry> in command coulomb-interaction

  • None

    No singularity correction: default and only option for non-periodic systems with no G=0 singularity (<geometry> = Spherical / Isolated). This is allowed for fully or partially periodic systems, but is not recommended due to extremely poor convergence with number of k-points.

  • AuxiliaryFunction

    G=0 modification based on numerical integrals of an auxiliary function, as described in P. Carrier et al, PRB 75, 205126 (2007). Allowed for 3D/2D/1D periodic systems.

  • ProbeChargeEwald

    G=0 modification based on the Ewald sum of a single point charge per k-point sampled supercell. Valid for 3D/2D/1D periodic systems.

  • SphericalTruncated

    Truncate exchange kernel on a sphere whose volume equals the k-point sampled supercell, as in J. Spencer et al, PRB 77, 193110 (2008). Allowed for any (partially) periodic <geometry>, but is recommended only when the k-point sampled supercell is roughly isotropic.

  • WignerSeitzTruncated

    Truncate exchange kernel on the Wigner-Seitz cell of the k-point sampled supercell, as in R. Sundararaman et al, PRB 87, 165122 (2013). Default for any (partially) periodic <geometry>.


Requires:     coulomb-interaction

Forbids:     (None)

Allow multiple:    no


exchange-regularization WignerSeitzTruncated

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