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TDHF: unexpected output parameters in OUTCAR

Posted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 10:13 pm
by ashwin
I am running the TDHF example for Silicon using the INCAR from ... lculations and the usual POSCAR, POTCAR, and KPOINTS from

While my calculations seem to produce reasonable results, there is something a bit unexpected in the OUTCAR. Specifically, I use:


in the INCAR. The OUTCAR says "parameters for screened Coulomb W: AEXX= 0.2500000 HFSCREEN= 0.2000000" as expected. Rather unexpectedly though, it also says:

Exchange correlation treatment:
GGA = -- GGA type
LHFCALC = T Hartree Fock is set to
AEXX = 1.0000 exact exchange contribution
HFSCREEN= 0.0000 screening length (either q_TF or 0.3 A-1)
HFSCREENC= 0.2000 screening length for correlation (either q_TF or 0.3 A-1)

Why is AEXX = 1.0 and HFSCREEN = 0.0 in the exchange-correlation block in conflict with the INCAR and the "parameters for screened Coulomb" written out later on?

Re: TDHF: unexpected output parameters in OUTCAR

Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 3:22 pm
by admin
The values printed in the list of parameters of the exchange correlation treatment
at the beginning of OUTCAR are not correct. Correct values are printed
in the line "parameters for screened Coulomb W:"
Switch to the newest version of the vasp code. This prints the parameters correctly.

Re: TDHF: unexpected output parameters in OUTCAR

Posted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 3:31 pm
by ashwin
Thanks, Admin. Unfortunately, upgrading to the newest version does not resolve this problem. I am using vasp.5.4.1 05Feb16 and I have applied all of the released patches.