electron-electron correlation effects that are missing in current density functional theory (DFT) calculations.
However, there has been relatively little focus on the wavefunctions from these theories. We present the methodology of the newly developed ELK-TRIQS interface and how to calculate the DFT with DMFT (DFT+DMFT) wavefunctions, which can be used to calculate DFT+DMFT wavefunction dependent quantities. We illustrate
this by calculating the electron localization function (ELF) in monolayer SrVO3 and CaFe2As2, which provides
a means of visualizing their chemical bonds. Monolayer SrVO3 ELFs are sensitive to the charge redistribution
between the DFT, one-shot DFT+DMFT and fully charge self-consistent DFT+DMFT calculations. In both
tetragonal and collapsed tetragonal CaFe2As2 phases, the ELF changes weakly with correlation induced charge
redistribution of the hybridized As-p and Fe-d states. Nonetheless, the interlayer As-As bond in the collapsed
tetragonal structure is robust to the changes at and around the Fermi level.
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
A.D.N.J. and E.I.H.-L. acknowledge funding and support from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). M.A. acknowledges financial support from the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), START Program No. Y746. A.H. acknowledges the Flatiron Institute, which is a division of the Simons Foundation. The authors acknowledge Dr. M. Zingl and the developers of triqs and Dr. J. K. Dewhurst and the elk developers for their valuable contributions. Calculations were performed using the computational facilities of the Advanced Computing Research Centre, University of Bristol . The vesta package has been used in the preparation of some figures.
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The effect of local correlations on the wave functions and experiment-theory comparisons within strongly and weakly correlated materialsAuthor: James, A. D. N., 11 May 2021
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