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Suggested cutoff for high level VASP calculations

I am new at VASP, and apparently, cutoff convergence is not something like kpoint convergence. Is using ENCUT=1.5xENMAX can be justified? For RPA, GW and MP2 ...
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Are meta-GGA functionals SCAN (and its variants) ok to use in planewave DFT with the PBE pseudopotentials?

The meta-GGA SCAN functional has been there for a while. Despite the lack of SCAN (ultrasoft/PAW) pseudopotentials, various works used it in plane-wave pseudopotential calculations with ...
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When are atomic-orbital-basis (rather than plane-wave) methods appropriate in periodic DFT

For example, GPAW supports both plane-wave and atomic-orbital basis methods. I know that atomic-orbital basis methods can have difficulty with electrons occupying vacancies for example, but what ...
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How to do periodic DFT calculations using Quantum ESPRESSO?

I have only done quantum mechanical computations using non-periodic wavefunctions. I'd like to try to periodic-wavefunction density functional theory. Quantum ESPRESSO seems like a good package ...