It is certainly TETRA.

Your BZ is a 2D BZ. You have only ONE kz value, which means all your "tetrahedra" are actually triangles and this is a highly degenerate situation. Even worse is SO coupling, because in a non-spinpolarized calculation all eigenvalues are "doubled", i.e. even more degenerate.

I'm pretty sure you get even errors in the number of electrons. Try

grep ':CHA ' case.scf    (mind the blank), or
grep :NEC01 case.scf

In more recent versions of WIEN2k the init_lapw script even warns you, because it detects a 2D BZ and suggests to switch to TEMP.

Maybe I'll make this automatic in future.

PS: I would expect you have to do a spin-polarized calculation, otherwise the simulation is unrealistic.

-------- Weitergeleitete Nachricht --------
Betreff:        Re: [Wien] Spin-orbit coupling SCF not converging
Datum:  Tue, 26 Nov 2019 17:21:59 +0000
Von:    Luigi Maduro - TNW <>
An:     '' <>

Hello Peter,

According to other DFT studies a monolayer of MoS2 with zig-zag edges is metallic and ferromagnetic. However, I do not know if the current system under study is ferromagnetic. Without SOC the system under study is metallic: this was done with efmod set to TETRA. I am interested in how the SOC affects valence band splitting in this system. I will try using TEMP(S) with the suggested smearing. I do not understand how changing to TEMP(S) affects the SCF convergence though.

Thanks for the advice!



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