Now I am a little confused
do you think that it was the convergence criteria that I found a magnetic 
moment of 2.5 mu_B instead of 0.05 mu_B at the V ?
or did I make another mistake ;-)

Indeed, you are right, the 0.05 mu_B might be a result of to bad convergence
however, to check if such a moment is something reliable you will need brute 
force with respect to the number of k-points,
that is, if you think you have enough k-points, then just double the number or 
use ten times more.


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Von: Wien [] im Auftrag von Gavin Abo 
Gesendet: Freitag, 8. September 2017 03:14
Betreff: Re: [Wien] About the magnetic moment of vanadium in vanadium sulphide

Perhaps the -ec 0.001 and -cc 0.001 are too large of values.

As I recall, to be well-converged, it is usually best to use about the default 
values seen in the post [1] or WIEN2k 17.1 usersguide [2] as:

-cc 0.0001
-ec 0.0001

It sounded like about the default value for -ec was good unless something like 
-ec 0.00001 was desired to reduce numerical noise, but anything smaller seemed 
useless [3,4].

For -cc, 0.00001 also may be the lowest limit [5] and quite ambitious to try to 
use [6].

In section "4.5.4 Antiferromagnetic (AFM) calculations" on page 46 in the 
usersguide [2], there is the statement:

"If nothing changes (E-tot and other properties), then you are ok, otherwise 
make sure the scf calculation is well converged (-cc 0.0001 or better)."

If I read from the statement correctly, a well converged scf calculation 
typically uses -cc with a value of 0.0001 or smaller.  Though, there is a 
realistic limit as mentioned above on how small it could be set.

In [7], it sounded important that the -cc value was low for the :MMIn values.

So, maybe the calculation can still converge further such that possibly the 
"MMI for V1" and "MMI for V2" will both become zero when they reach better 


On 9/7/2017 9:11 AM, Abderrahmane Reggad wrote:
Hi All

I have used the PBE+EECC calculation for 3 configurations: nm, fm and afm I and 
I found that the afm I is the most stable.

The energy criterion and charge are 0.001 Ry and 0.001 e respectively.

I don't worry about if the material is really antiferromagnetic or paramagnetic 
because of:

1- I found only one experimental study that they found the compound to be pauli 
magnetic and one theoritical study which they found the compound to be non 
magnetic and these two studies are not sufficient to judge the compound to be 
in a such state. The theoritical study used the GGA method which is not good 
for correlated systems.

2- In the anfiferromagnetic state afm I in the NiAs structure for vanadium 
sulphide I found the following results:

MMI for V1: 0.05 MB
MMI for V2 :- 0.05 MB
MMI for S:    0 MB

My questions are now:

what's the definition of non magnetic compound ?

I think we can talk about non magnetic calculation and not about non magnetic 

As Blaha said we can't silulate the paramagnetic state or at at least it's 
difficult to do it because we can't orientate the spins randomly ang maintain 
the total magnetic moment equals to zero.

Because of the Hind's prediction and because the impaired number of the V2+ ion 
to equal 3 I believe the atomic magnetic moment to be different from zero.

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