Questions tagged [optimization]

For questions related to theory or application of optimization techniques in matter modeling. If your question is about a specific type of optimization like geometry optimization, we have the "geometry-optimization" and "geometry" tags. Another related tag is the "numerical-convergence" tag.

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What is the cutting edge for open-source Force-Field generation?

The adoption of atom-typing allowed for the creation of incredibly widely used force-fields (FF) such as GROMOS/AMBER/OPLS and many more. Because of the assumptions ...
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How can I build the wheels necessary for a quick installation of PySCFad on a "compute node"?

The following is the procedure I have been following: Install PySCFad ...
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Where/when did the fields of Operations Research and Spin Physics or Molecular Dynamics begin to cross-pollinate?

Operations Research is a field of mathematics in which optimal or near-optimal solutions are sought for complicated problems. In the modeling of materials, we often optimize Ising models, in which the ...
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Is it necessary to optimize structures obtained from a cif file?

Crystallographic Information Files (CIF) are, in general, obtained from experimental measurements. Since the information originated from real samples, is it mandatory to relax the structure in order ...
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What exactly is the "Optimizer" in CP2K geometry optimization?

I'm just now starting to use the program CP2K, and I am having trouble understanding the difference between the optimizer options (CG, BFGS, LBFGS). I have seen ...
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How much does the initial geometry affect the final geometry in optimization calculations?

This might be a stupid question but to what extent will the initial configuration of a bulk phase geometry optimization calculation affect the final geometry? Most places say to start with ...
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How to extract lattice constants a and c from relaxed hexagonal structure using VASP?

Taking a bulk WS$_2$ (bilayer) structure and relaxing it with ISIF=3 and IVDW=10 (DFT-D2 method) using the VASP code. Then ...
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