Recent developments in the ABINIT software package

Computer Physics Communications 205, 106 - 131 (2016)

Recent developments in the ABINIT software package

X. Gonze, F. Jollet, F. Abreu Araujo, D. Adams, B. Amadon, T. Applencourt, C. Audouze, J.-M. Beuken, J. Bieder, A. Bokhanchuk, E. Bousquet, F. Bruneval, D. Caliste, M. C\^ot\'e, F. Dahm, F. Da Pieve, M. Delaveau, M. Di Gennaro, B. Dorado, C. Espejo, G. Geneste, L. Genovese, A. Gerossier, M. Giantomassi, Y. Gillet, D. R. Hamann, L. He, G. Jomard, J. Laflamme Janssen, S. Le Roux, A. Levitt, A. Lherbier, F. Liu, Luka\vcevi\'c, A. Martin, C. Martins, M. J. T. Oliveira, S. Ponc\'e, Y. Pouillon, T. Rangel, G.-M. Rignanese, A. H. Romero, B. Rousseau, O. Rubel, A. A. Shukri, M. Stankovski, M. Torrent, M. J. van Setten, B. Van Troeye, M. J. Verstraete, D. Waroquier, J. Wiktor, B Xu, A. Zhou, J. W. Zwanziger

ABINIT is a package whose main program allows one to find the total energy, charge density, electronic structure and many other properties of systems made of electrons and nuclei, (molecules and periodic solids) within Density Functional Theory (DFT), Many-Body Perturbation Theory (GW approximation and Bethe-Salpeter equation) and Dynmical Mean Field Theory (DMFT). ABINIT also allows to optimize the geometry according to the DFT forces and stresses, to perform molecular dynamics simulations using these forces, and to generate dynamical matrices, Born effective charges and dielectric tensors. The present paper aims to describe the new capabilities of ABINIT that have been developed since 2009. It covers both physical and technical developments inside the ABINIT code, as well as developments provided within the ABINIT package. The developments are described with relevant references, input variables, tests and tutorials.

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Acknowledges European Research Council (ERC-2010-AdG-267374), Spanish Grant FIS2013-46159-C3-1-P, Grupos Consolidados (IT578-13), AFOSR Grant FA2386-15-1-0006 AOARD 144088, H2020-NMP-2014 project MOSTOPHOS, GA SEP-210187476 and COST Action MP1306 (EUSpec), IZO-SGI SGIker (Arina).

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