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This is the homepage for the hands-on tutorial ''Laboratory of Computational Quantum Mechanics'' (LabCQM),  
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This is the homepage for the hands-on tutorial '''Laboratory of Quantum Simulation of Materials''' (LabQSM), a university (master-level) class on electronic structure methods, with a particular focus on density functional theory (DFT).
a university (master-level) class on electronic structure methods, with a particular focus on density functional theory (DFT).
 
  
Starting from 2016/2017, this training material has been extensively used in Master degree in Physics of the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (UniMoRe), fall term.
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Starting from 2016/2017, this training material has been extensively used in Master degree in Physics of the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (UniMoRe), fall terms.
  
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'''Authors and credits''': Andrea Ferretti and Daniele Varsano
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== Getting Started ==
 
== Getting Started ==
  
In order to go through this tutorial you need to have access to a Unix/Linux machine, where you can run Unix terminals.
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=== Machine setup and Training material ===
Software-wise, one needs the following:
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* [[Getting Started#Machine setup| Machine setup]]
* One '''quantum engine''', i.e. a software able to run quantum mechanical DFT simulations. Here we consider [http://www.quantum-espresso.org Quantum ESPRESSO] (QE). During this class we'll be using QE-v6.5, though any version newer that 6.0 would do.
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* [[Getting Started#Training material| Training material]]
* Structure visualization and builders: applications like [http://www.xcrysden.org XcrySDen] (QE compatible structure visualization) and [https://avogadro.cc Avogadro] (molecular editor) will be used in the more advanced part of the class.
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* General purpose scientific plotting tools. At least one of the following SW should be available: [https://plasma-gate.weizmann.ac.il/Grace/ (XM)Grace], [http://www.gnuplot.info Gnuplot], or python with [https://matplotlib.org matplotlib] support.
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== Link to Selected Laboratories ==
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=== Module 0: The Unix environment (3h)===
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* [[Warming up with Unix commands]]
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* [[Scripting]]
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* [[Plotting and visualization tools]]
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=== Module 1: Basic DFT calculations and Convergences (9h) ===
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* [[Structural and electronic properties of semiconductors and metals]]
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* [[Non self-consistent calculations: Band structures and Density Of States]]
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=== Module 2: DFT simulations of Molecules (6h) ===
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*[[Electronic properties of isolated molecules]]
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=== Module 3: Low dimensional structures (6h) ===
  
Several options are available:
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*[[Electronic properties of 2D and 1D systems]]
* (A) exploit the '''Quantum Mobile''' virtual machine (VM);
 
* (B) connect to existing machines, compliant with the class, as provided by the tutors
 
* (C) install your own machine
 

Latest revision as of 11:22, 1 April 2021

This is the homepage for the hands-on tutorial Laboratory of Quantum Simulation of Materials (LabQSM), a university (master-level) class on electronic structure methods, with a particular focus on density functional theory (DFT).

Starting from 2016/2017, this training material has been extensively used in Master degree in Physics of the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (UniMoRe), fall terms.

Authors and credits: Andrea Ferretti and Daniele Varsano


Getting Started

Machine setup and Training material

Link to Selected Laboratories

Module 0: The Unix environment (3h)

Module 1: Basic DFT calculations and Convergences (9h)

Module 2: DFT simulations of Molecules (6h)

Module 3: Low dimensional structures (6h)