Questions tagged [phonon-dispersion]

Questions relating to phonon dispersions - the relationship between the phonon frequency and its wave vector.

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Phonon dispersion and phonon DOS

A follow up question for this question. What are the different properties that can be deduced from a phonon dispersion curve and Phonon DOS? Also if possible explain how to deduce them?
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Phonon Calculations for Bilayer 2D systems

I am facing problems in calculating the phonon band structure for bilayer 2D systems. While the band structure mostly shows positive frequencies for the 1 layer system, going to 2 layers makes some ...
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Can we do anything to reduce the number of displacements in a frozen phonon lattice dynamics study?

I realize that the more ordered the supercell is, the lower the number of displacements. Perhaps, we could say the same with respect to symmetry. Is there anything that can be done to reduce the ...
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What do phonon dispersion (or lattice dynamics) studies include?

I use the codes phonopy and phonopy-qha for phonon dispersion studies. phonopy-qha gives ...