Wannierization using Wannier90

DFTK features an interface with the program Wannier90, in order to compute maximally-localized Wannier functions (MLWFs) from an initial self consistent field calculation. All processes are handled by calling the routine run_wannier90.

No guarantees on Wannier90 interface

This code is at an early stage and has so far not been fully tested. Bugs are likely and we welcome issues in case you find any!

This example shows how to obtain the MLWFs corresponding to the first five bands of graphene. Since the bands 2 to 11 are entangled, 15 bands are first computed to obtain 5 MLWFs by a disantanglement procedure.

using DFTK
using Unitful
using UnitfulAtomic

d = 10u"Å"
a = 2.641u"Å"  # Graphene Lattice constant
lattice = [a  -a/2    0;
           0  √3*a/2  0;
           0     0    d]

C = ElementPsp(:C, psp=load_psp("hgh/pbe/c-q4"))
atoms     = [C, C]
positions = [[0.0, 0.0, 0.0], [1//3, 2//3, 0.0]]
model  = model_PBE(lattice, atoms, positions)
basis  = PlaneWaveBasis(model; Ecut=15, kgrid=[5, 5, 1])
nbandsalg = AdaptiveBands(basis.model; n_bands_converge=15)
scfres = self_consistent_field(basis; nbandsalg, tol=1e-5);
n     Energy            log10(ΔE)   log10(Δρ)   Diag   Δtime
---   ---------------   ---------   ---------   ----   ------
  1   -11.14940927807                   -0.67    8.0
  2   -11.15007217802       -3.18       -1.40    1.0    355ms
  3   -11.15010731421       -4.45       -2.77    3.4    388ms
  4   -11.15010941092       -5.68       -3.31    4.8    563ms
  5   -11.15010943274       -7.66       -4.17    3.0    406ms
  6   -11.15010943370       -9.02       -5.08    4.0    507ms

Plot bandstructure of the system

plot_bandstructure(scfres; kline_density=10)

Now we use the run_wannier90 routine to generate all files needed by wannier90 and to perform the wannierization procedure. In Wannier90's convention, all files are named with the same prefix and only differ by their extensions. By default all generated input and output files are stored in the subfolder "wannier90" under the prefix "wannier" (i.e. "wannier90/wannier.win", "wannier90/wannier.wout", etc.). A different file prefix can be given with the keyword argument fileprefix as shown below.

We now solve for 5 MLWF using wannier90:

using wannier90_jll  # Needed to make run_wannier90 available

As can be observed standard optional arguments for the disentanglement can be passed directly to run_wannier90 as keyword arguments.

(Delete temporary files.)

rm("wannier", recursive=true)