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Help with Geometry Optimization in CASTEP

I am a beginner in CASTEP simulation and I need some guidance on the general steps for geometry optimization. I have tried the following three approaches: (1) Build unit cell > geometry ...
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Errors in CASTEP supercell geometry optimization

These are the errors when I run my supercell on material studio using CASTEP module. I have tried decreasing k points and also increased the cutoff energy. Furthermore I deleted all the files related ...
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About Geometry and Energy calculations in castep

I am doing energy calculations for the graphene structure in CASTEP code. The structure consists of 30 atoms. I want to find out its band structure and density of state. When I run the calculations, ...
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CASTEP: Tools for extracting .castep output into OriginLab or similar programs for plotting

I'm currently picking up CASTEP for geometry optimization and am following the website's tutorials. Strangely, none of the documentation indicates how one should efficiently extract information from ...
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How to add a break into CASTEP k-point path

I am trying to produce a band structure for TiO2, with the cell file shown below: ...
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Adjusting y-axis of CASTEP band structure plots

when I produce a band structure plot using XMGRACE after running a CASTEP Bandstructure calculation I would like to have the bottom of the band gap to be zeroed. Is there an easy way to shift the axis,...
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CASTEP Spectral Bandstructure Tasks

I am struggling to find an explanation for the difference between a spectral band structure task and a normal band structure task. I have attached example .param files. Also, does the BS_XC_FUNCTIONAL ...
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Which output file from CASTEP after geometry optimization is like with the CONTCAR from VASP?

I am trying to use the atomic positions in geometry optimized crystal structure to get the radial distribution function. I know that some codes can read the positions of the atoms from the CONTCAR ...
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Density of States of Supercells

Are there any important considerations to make for density of state calculations for supercells? With band structures typically band unfolding schemes make things easier to understand but is there ...
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HSE06 Starting Guess

In CASTEP, can you start with a converged density for a lower level of theory for a starting guess for HSE06? If you can, what functional is suggested or is it something that will cause more headache ...
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Moving from VASP to CASTEP for bulk crystal and surface calculations

Can someone that works with CASTEP and VASP explain to me how a workflow might change between the two programs? I am very familiar with VASP but have not used CASTEP before. As an example, assuming ...
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