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Good intro resource for VASP/Computational Physics

  1. May 20, 2013 #1
    I'll be starting a summer research thing soon which involves using VASP to do materials science/electron structure calculations. I've only taken a semester of quantum mechanics. What are some good intro resources for this subject area?
     
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  3. May 31, 2013 #2
    Just in case anybody needs this thread in the future, here are a couple of the resources I used to brush up on some of the basic theory behind VASP calculations:
    http://cmt.dur.ac.uk/sjc/thesis_prt/thesis.html - General DFT calculations, not specifically VASP
    http://cmt.dur.ac.uk/sjc/thesis_dlc/thesis.html - general DFT calculations, not specifically VASP
    http://cms.mpi.univie.ac.at/vasp-workshop/slides/documentation.htm - series of tutorial slides on theory and hands-on VASP
    http://scent.gist.ac.kr/downloads/tutorial/2012/1/Lecture_JuhyungLEE.pdf - overview of theory behind VASP

    There are plenty of resources out there, and the vasp tutorial is also helpful.
     
  4. Jun 9, 2014 #3
    The book Density Functional Theory: A Practical Introduction by Sholl and Steckel is also good.
     
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