We present a simple and informationally efficient approach to electronic-structure-based simulations of large material science systems. The algorithm is based on a flexible embedding scheme, in which the parameters of a model potential are fitted at run time to some precise information relevant to localised portions of the system. Such information is computed separately on small subsystems by electronic-structure 'black box' subprograms, e.g. based on tight-binding and/or ab initio models. The scheme allows to enforce electronic structure precision only when and where needed, and to minimise the computed information within a desired accuracy, which can be systematically controlled. Moreover, it is inherently linear scaling, and highly suitable for modern parallel platforms, including those based on non-uniform processing. The method is demonstrated by performing computations of tight-binding accuracy on solid state systems in the ten thousand atoms size scale.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Materials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1998|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials