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Towards high-throughput many-body perturbation theory: efficient algorithms and automated workflows

Miki Bonacci1,2*, Junfeng Qiao3, Nicola Spallanzani1, Antimo Marrazzo4, Giovanni Pizzi3,5, Elisa Molinari2,1, Daniele Varsano1, Andrea Ferretti1, Deborah Prezzi1

1 S3 Center, Istituto Nanoscienze, CNR, Via Campi 213/a, Modena, Italy

2 FIM Department, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Via Campi 213/a, Modena, Italy

3 Theory and Simulation of Materials (THEOS) and National Centre for Computational Design and Discovery of Novel Materials (MARVEL), École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, CH-1015 Lausanne, Switzerland

4 Dipartimento di Fisica, Università di Trieste, I-34151 Trieste, Italy

5 Laboratory for Materials Simulations (LMS), Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI), CH-5232 Villigen PSI, Switzerland

* Corresponding authors emails: miki.bonacci@nano.cnr.it
DOI10.24435/materialscloud:6w-qh [version v1]

Publication date: Dec 02, 2022

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Miki Bonacci, Junfeng Qiao, Nicola Spallanzani, Antimo Marrazzo, Giovanni Pizzi, Elisa Molinari, Daniele Varsano, Andrea Ferretti, Deborah Prezzi, Towards high-throughput many-body perturbation theory: efficient algorithms and automated workflows, Materials Cloud Archive 2022.161 (2022), doi: 10.24435/materialscloud:6w-qh.


The automation of ab initio simulations is essential in view of performing high-throughput (HT) computational screenings oriented to the discovery of novel materials with desired physical properties. In this work, we propose algorithms and implementations that are relevant to extend this approach beyond density functional theory (DFT), in order to automate many-body perturbation theory (MBPT) calculations. Notably, a novel algorithm pursuing the goal of an efficient and robust convergence procedure for GW and BSE simulations is provided, together with its implementation in a fully automated framework. This is accompanied by an automatic GW band interpolation scheme based on maximally-localized Wannier functions, aiming at a reduction of the computational burden of quasiparticle band structures while preserving high accuracy. The proposed developments are validated on a set of representative semiconductor and metallic systems.

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Preprint (Preprint in preparation, in which the method and data are discussed, corresponds to "Towards high-throughput many-body perturbation theory: efficient algorithms and automated workflows", by M. Bonacci and the other authors of this Materials Cloud record.)
M. Bonacci et al., "Towards high-throughput many-body perturbation theory: efficient algorithms and automated workflows"


BIG-MAP high-throughput AiiDA Yambo code Automated many-body perturbation theory GW BSE G0W0 Wannier interpolation aiida-yambo MaX MARVEL first principles

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2022.161 (version v1) [This version] Dec 02, 2022 DOI10.24435/materialscloud:6w-qh