Questions tagged [geometry]

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Converting input file into XYZ format using ASE

Here is my code: ...
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Determining the geometry of UOx and WOx for (x=1-3)

Is there a way to work out the geometries for the $\ce{UO_x}$ and $\ce{WO_x}$ species for ($x=1-3$). I know that deducing the multiplicity (the number of unpaired electrons) in d and f block ...
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Translating fractional coordinates resulting from conventional cell and primitive cell

I have calculated the band structure of some material where the unit cell was the conventional one (i.e. the lattice vectors are orthogonal). I'm trying now to calculate the same band structure only ...
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References related to the molecular distance geometry problem (estimating true distances based on noisy distances)

One aspect of the molecular distance geometry problem (MDGP) described in this PDF, can be written as follows: "Given observations of noisy distances between atoms in a molecule, estimate the ...
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Extracting molecular strucutre from CIF file using VESTA or Mercury

I am trying to extract XYZ coordinates from a CIF file for a molecule to use in DFT calculations. I have Mercury and Vesta installed on my computer. Whenever I open the files, I get the following ...
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How do I create geometry files for carbon nanoribbons and molecular junctions for DFTB+?

I am currently learning DFTB+ using the tutorials on the official website : Carbon Nanoribbons : https://dftbplus-recipes.readthedocs.io/en/latest/defect/carbon2d-elec.html#zigzag-nanoribbon ...
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How to make a python code that can read a .xyz file and find the distance between atoms?

I want to make a python script that will load an xyz file. From the xyz parameters, I need to find the distance between atoms, angle and dihedral between atoms. The file xyz have this structure: ...
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Functional group detection from geometry

I am currently looking for an efficient way to detect common functional groups - that is, characterize whether a molecule is an alcohol, an aromatic compound, etc. - in a larger database consisting of ...
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Using "soft" constraints / bias in geometry optimization?

I study molecules weakly bound to nanoclusters and surfaces. During geometry optimization, I often run into problems like for example a small metal cluster behave nicely and has a given, stable ...
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What is the "formula unit surface area"?

Firstly, sorry if this question is too basic for this community but seriously I couldn't find any answer. Does it mean the multiplication of the in-plane lattice constants? For example, lets say ...
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Rotation of crystal structure to match another structure of the same compound/polymorph

Say, I have two crystal structures of a particular organic molecule, the crystal structures are basically identical, apart from a rotation and redefinition of the lattice vectors/angles, a simple ...
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Is there a difference in performance when the symmetry is specified via ibrav in Quantum ESPRESSO?

I have been using cif2cell for converting CIF files into quantum ESPRESSO input files. But cif2cell always keeps the ibrav value to be zero and indicates the CELL_PARAMETERS. As per the quantum ...
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How to explain Miller indices to someone outside nanomaterials?

I often find that when talking to experimentalists outside of the field of nanomaterials, it is nearly impossible to explain Miller indices concisely. As this often comes up during talks from other ...
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Constraining coordination or bond lengths for certain atoms in VASP

I have a structure composed of many MX4 tetrahedral units. When doing MD on this structure I find that just one M atom moves into a trigonal planar coordination (MX3). I was wondering how to set ...
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How to calculate RMSD with GLIDE?

I need to calculate the RMSD between a co-crystallized ligand and my ligands and a non-co-crystallized ligand with GLIDE but I don't know how. Could someone explain to me how to do it? Many thanks in ...
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Geometry optimization for n-layers in VASP

What is the best way to optimize monolayer geometry in VASP? Should the same method be used for an n-layer (n=2,3,4,5)?
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Logic of published geometry optimization results without checking phonons

I see that in many papers where optimization results presented, they do not mention phonons and their force convergence criterion is 0.01 eV/A. Can you publish a result like that? And is not this ...
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How much energy difference could be used to distinguish optimized results from different initial geometries for the same structure?

Is there a threshold? Could I say that my final geometries are the same with 'energy difference = 0.05 meV/atom' ?
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What are the methods that can be used to ensure that an optimized geometry is a local minimum?

Usually it is suggested to do a phonon calculation. What are the other ways?