Commit b7d59964 authored by Daniel Wortmann's avatar Daniel Wortmann

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* [Installation of FLEUR]( including some hints for configuration.
* [Running FLEUR]( describes the standard workflow to perform a FLEUR calculation.
* [Using the input-generator]( to generate the full input out of a simple file.
* [XML based IO]( documentation of the input of FLEUR, its features and hints how to use them.
* [XML based input-file]( documentation of the input of FLEUR, its features and hints how to use them.
* [More advanced features]( and their use in the XML-input file.
* [The AiiDA interface to FLEUR]( can be used to generate, run and store complex workflows.
If you are a more expert user or developer, you might be interested in:
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Description of the FLEUR codes
The FLEUR code family is a program package for calculating ground-state as well as excited-state properties of solids. It is based on the full-potential linearized augmented-plane-wave (FLAPW) method [1-4]. The strength of the FLEUR code [5,6] lies in applications to bulk, semi-infinite, two- and one-dimensional solids [7], solids of all chemical elements of the periodic table, solids with complex open structures, low symmetry, with complex non-collinear magnetism [8] in combination with spin-orbit interaction [9,10], external electric fields, and the treatment of spin-dependent transport properties [11,12]. It is an all-electron method and thus treats core and valence electrons and can deal with hyperfine properties. The inclusion of local orbitals allows a systematic extension of the LAPW basis that enables a precise treatment of semicore states [13], unoccupied states [14,15], and an elimination of the linearization error in general [16]. A large variety of local and semi-local (GGA) exchange and correlation functionals are implemented, including the LDA+U approach. In recent years the code has been developed further to make contact to electronically complex materials. Hybrid functionals [17,18] and the optimized-effective-potential (OEP) method [15,19] have been implemented. Wannier functions [20] can be constructed to make contact to realistic model Hamiltonians. Excitations can be treated on the basis of the GW approximation [21,22] and ladder diagrams are included to compute spin-wave excitations [23]. The Hubbard U can be calculated in the constrained random phase approximation (cRPA) [24].
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9. M. Heide, G. Bihlmayer, and S. Blügel, "Describing Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya spirals from first principles", [ Physica B 404, 2678 (2009)]( )
10. B. Zimmermann, M. Heide, G. Bihlmayer, and S. Blügel, "First-principles analysis of a homochiral cycloidal magnetic structure in a monolayer Cr on W(110)", [ Phys. Rev. B 90, 115427 (2014)]( )
11. D. Wortmann, H. Ishida, and S. Blügel, "Ab initio Green-function formulation of the transfer matrix: Application to complex bandstructures", [ Phys. Rev. B 65, 165103 (2002)]( )
12. D. Wortmann, H. Ishida, and S. Blügel, "Embedded Green-function approach to the ballistic electron transport through an interface", [ Phys. Rev. B 66, 075113 (2002)]( )
13. D. Singh, "Ground-state properties of lanthanum: Treatment of extended-core states", [ Phys. Rev. B 43, 6388 (1991)]( )
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15. M. Betzinger, C. Friedrich, S. Blügel, and A. Görling, "Local exact exchange potentials within the all-electron FLAPW method and a comparison with pseudopotential results", [ Phys. Rev. B 83, 045105 (2011)]( )
16. G. Michalicek, M. Betzinger, C. Friedrich, and S. Blügel, "Elimination of the linearization error and improved basis-set convergence within the FLAPW method", [ Comp. Phys. Commun. 184, 2670 (2013)]( )
17. M. Betzinger, C. Friedrich, and S. Blügel, "Hybrid functionals within the all-electron FLAPW method: implementation and applications of PBE0", [ Phys. Rev. B 81, 195117 (2010)]( )
18. M. Schlipf, M. Betzinger, C. Friedrich, M. Ležaić, and S. Blügel, "HSE hybrid functional within the FLAPW method and its application to GdN", [ Phys. Rev. B 84, 125142 (2011)]( )
19. M. Betzinger, C. Friedrich, A. Görling, and S. Blügel, "Precise response functions in all-electron methods: Application to the optimized-effective-potential approach", [ Phys. Rev. B 85, 245124 (2012)]( )
20. F. Freimuth, Y. Mokrousov, D. Wortmann, S. Heinze, and S. Blügel, "Maximally Localized Wannier Functions within the FLAPW formalism", [ Phys. Rev. B. 78, 035120 (2008)]( )
21. C. Friedrich, S. Blügel, and A. Schindlmayr, "Efficient implementation of the GW approximation within the all-electron FLAPW method", [ Phys. Rev. B 81, 125102 (2010)]( )
22. C. Friedrich, S. Blügel, and A. Schindlmayr, "Efficient calculation of the Coulomb matrix and its expansion around k=0 within the FLAPW method", [ Comp. Phys. Comm. 180, 347 (2009)]( )
23. E. Şaşıoğlu, A. Schindlmayr, Ch. Friedrich, F. Freimuth, and S. Blügel, "Wannier-function approach to spin excitations in solids", [ Phys. Rev. B 81, 054434 (2010)]( )
24. E. Şaşıoğlu, C. Friedrich, and S. Blügel, "Effective Coulomb interaction in transition metals from constrained random-phase approximation", [ Phys. Rev. B 83, 121101(R) (2011)]( )
Features of FLEUR
The FLEUR code allows you to investigate structural, electronic and magnetic
properties of periodic systems, in bulk (3D), film (2D) and wire (1D)
geometry. Furthermore, it provides the necessary input for the calculation
of non-periodic systems (semi-infinite crystals or transport geometries) within
the G-Fleur code, or for the calculation of excited state properties.
FLEUR is based on density functional theory ([DFT]( and is an implementation of the
full-potential linearized augmented planewave ([FLAPW]( method, which
* is a highly-precise all electron method
* has a basis set equally suited for open and close-packed systems
* is suitable for elements from the whole periodic table
Among other things, FLEUR allows to calculate
* structural and magnetic ground state properties
* electronic properties like bandstructures, densities of states etc.
* charge densities, field gradients, or hyperfine fields
Although FLEUR calculations can be performed for all kinds of materials, it
is especially suited for:
* magnetic systems (collinear or non-collinear)
* open systems (surfaces, wires, nanostructures)
* transition metals, lanthanides, actinides
The FLEUR input generator
For those, who think that the [Fleur inp.xml]( is too complicated, contains too many options or a too complex format, or those in need for defaults for their calculation, a inp-file generator is provided.
For those, who think that the [Fleur inp.xml]( is too complicated, contains too many options or a too complex format, or those in need for defaults for their calculation, a inp-file generator is provided.
The `inpgen` executable takes a simplified input file and generates defaults for:
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* how many k-points will you need? For metallic systems it might be more than for semiconductors or insulators. In the latter cases, also the mixing parameters might be chosen larger.
* is the specified energy range for the valence band ok? Normally, it should, but it's better to check, especially if LO's are used.
You have to modify your [inp.xml]( file accordingly. Depending on your demands, you might want to change something else, e.g. the XC-functional, the switches for relaxation, use LDA+U etc. ...
You have to modify your [inp.xml]( file accordingly. Depending on your demands, you might want to change something else, e.g. the XC-functional, the switches for relaxation, use LDA+U etc. ...
#Running inpgen
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&atom element="o" id=08.03 rmt=1.17 /
&exco xctyp='vwn' /
&kpt div1=5 div2=5 div3=5 /
\ No newline at end of file
The FLEUR group
A lot of people contributed to the code. The main work is done within the [group in Juelich](
Current contributors to the development of FLEUR include:
|Stefan Blügel |
|Gustav Bihlmayer |
|Daniel Wortmann |
|Gregor Michalicek |
|Uliana Alekseeva |
|Christoph Friedrich |
|Marjana Lezaic |
|Frank Freimuth |
Former group members:
We are also indebted to earlier contributions:
Marcus Heide,
Manfred Niesert,
Arno Schindlmayr,
Jussi Enkovaara,
Yuri Mokrousov,
Philipp Kurz,
Xiliang Nie,
Friedrich Foerster,
Sean Clarke,
Robert Abt,
Alexander Shick,
Rossitza Pentcheva,
Markus Betzinger,
Martin Schlipf
FLAPW Collaborations:
Parts of the code were developed in collaboration with other groups.
* University of Kiel: Bertrand Dupe, Stefan Heinze
* Shizuoka University Japan: Toshio Asada
* Nihon University Japan: Hiroshi Ishida
* Institut für Physikalische Chemie Universität Wien Österreich: Raimund Podloucky
* Center for Computational Materials Science and Technische Universität Wien Österreich: Josef Redinger
* University of Wisconsin: Michael Weinert
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repo_name: GIT
edit_uri: edit/develop/docs/mkdocs/docs/
- Welcome:
- Home:
- Welcome:
- Downloads:
- Features and Description:
- Development Team:
- Impressum:
- User Guide:
- Overview:
- Installation:
- Running FLEUR:
- The input-generator:
- The FLEUR input file:
- The FLEUR input file:
- More advanced settings:
- The FLEUR-AiiDA interface:
- Tutorials:
- Available Tutorials:
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