An ICN2- HR – MaX course on Siesta is open for subscription

SPIN-ORBIT COUPLING IN SIESTA: MAGNETISM AND OTHER CAPABILITIES

20 – 22 June 2018,  ICN2 SEMINAR HALL, ICN2 BUILDING, UAB, Barcelona (ES)

ICN2 OPEN KNOWLEDGE PROGRAM – MODULE 8
By Dr Ramón CuadradoTheory and Simulation Group, ICN2.
This course 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 training@icn2.cat
Aims of the lectures
– Disseminate the new fully relativistic implementation (spin-orbit coupling) and postprocessing tools of SIESTA
– Relate SIESTA’s existing magnetic capabilities with SOC (non-collinear)
– Demonstrate technologically relevant examples (topological insulators, materials for hard drive technologies).
Attendance Prerequisites
– A basic knowledge of Solid State Physics.
– a basic knowledge of command-line use Unix command line.
– preferentially a basic knowledge of any of the available codes for plotting such as gnuplot, Origin, etc.
The participant should bring a laptop with a Linux/MacOS installation (also Windows).
Recommended Reading
“The SIESTA method for ab initio order-N materials simulation”, José M. Soler, et al, J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 14, 2745 (2002).

LINKS
Download the poster here
Go to the course website (external)
Download the program (external)

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