Car-Parrinello molecular dynamics with Vanderbilt ultrasoft pseudopotentials

Kari Laasonen, Alfredo Pasquarello, Roberto Car, Changyol Lee, David Vanderbilt

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We show how the ultrasoft pseudopotentials which have recently been proposed by Vanderbilt can be implemented efficiently in the context of Car-Parrinello molecular-dynamics simulations. We address the differences with respect to the conventional norm-conserving schemes, identify certain problems which arise, and indicate how these problems can be overcome. This new scheme extends the possibility of performing first-principles molecular dynamics to systems including first-row elements and transition metals.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)10142-10153
Number of pages12
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number16
StatePublished - 1993

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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