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Adding a new dimension to DFT calculations of solids ...

P. Blaha, K. Schwarz, G. Madsen, D. Kvasnicka and J. Luitz

Inst. f. Materials Chemistry, TU Vienna

The program package WIEN2k allows to perform electronic structure calculations of solids using density functional theory (DFT). It is based on the full-potential (linearized) augmented plane-wave ((L)APW) + local orbitals (lo) method, one among the most accurate schemes for band structure calculations. WIEN2k is an all-electron scheme including relativistic effects and has many features. It has been licensed by almost 3000 user groups and has about 12000 citations on Google scholar (Blaha WIEN2k).

    The current version is


    and was released on 4. July 2017. Version 17.1 is an important update, with new features (non-local van der Waals) and fixing some bugs. Upgrading is highly recommended.
In the last years it became a tradition to have at least one "WIEN-workshop" every year, where new and experienced users can learn more about the code, get intensive hands-on training, interchange ideas and share experiences.
This year the

24. WIEN2k workshop

was held at

TU Vienna, Vienna, Austria.

18. - 22. September 2017

More details can be found here .

    We proudly announce that the

    2000th license of WIEN2k

    was granted free of charge to

    Prof. Gopalan Srinivasan, Oakland University, USA

    We would also like to take the opportunity to thank all WIEN2k users for their continuous interest and the lively discussions on the WIEN2k-mailinglist. In particular we want to acknowledge all who have contributed to this package. This international cooperation is largely responsible for the success of WIEN2k.

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