# Find the value of density of states at the Fermi energy using VASP

VASP has a tag NEDOS, which helps specify the # of points on which the DoS is evaluated. Other than that, we have EMIN and EMAX, which help decide the range of energy in which DoS is evaluated at NEDOS evenly spaced grid-points. This procedure misses the exact fermi energy point, at least in all of my calculations. Is there a way to make the code explicitly calculate DoS at the Fermi energy? I wish to avoid interpolation due to certain concerns as relayed here.

• Set EMIN=Fermi-5 and EMAX=Fermi+5
• Set NEDOS=Anything Odd
• @TristanMaxson, got the DoS at $E_F$. Other values match with the ones from the calculation without this workaround. The integrated DoS matches exactly. I was surprised because I expected to see the value of integrated DoS start from the DoS at EMIN, but it included all the DoS values. – Hitanshu Sachania Oct 21 '20 at 21:40