Events

20 June

SPIN-ORBIT COUPLING IN SIESTA: MAGNETISM AND OTHER CAPABILITIES

Wednesday 20 June 2018, 08:00am - 22 June 2018

ICN2 Seminar Hall, ICN2 Building, UAB

ICN2 OPEN KNOWLEDGE PROGRAM - MODULE 8

By Dr Ramón Cuadrado, Theory and Simulation Group, ICN2

This module of the Open Knowledge Programme will outline how to perform first principles calculations of any magnetic/nonmagnetic system in which spin-orbit coupling (SOC) is relevant using the SIESTA code. This will allow you to describe the influence of SOC on the electronic structure of the materials, extracting different properties from the SIESTA output files. You will also acquire a basic knowledge of the theoretical models on which the calculations are based.  

Registration is required before 18 June 2018 by sending an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Attendance Prerequisites 

  1. The participants are required to have a basic knowledge of Solid State Physics.
  2. The participants are required a basic knowledge of command-line use Unix command line.
  3. The participant should bring a laptop with a Linux/MacOS installation (also Windows). 
  4. The participants should, preferentially, have a basic knowledge of any of the available codes for plotting such as gnuplot, Origin, etc. 

 Recomendded Reading 

“The SIESTA method for ab initio order-N materials simulation”, José M. Soler, et al, J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 14, 2745 (2002). SIESTA main web page: https://departments.icmab.es/leem/siesta/Documentation/index.html