2022 Workshop on Recent Developments in Electronic Structure (ES22) Poster Session

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Author: Mandal, Subhasish - Department of Physics and Astronomy, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ, USA

Title: Building a beyond-DFT database of spectral functions for correlated materials

Abstract: Generating databases of the electronic structure of materials is a key to data-science-driven materials discovery. Many existing materials databases, which were constructed in the spirit of the Materials Genome Initiative, rely almost exclusively upon DFT engines and often make incorrect predictions for many correlated materials. Because qualitative predictions of excited-state properties usually require beyond-DFT methods, various advance methods such as meta-GGAs, hybrid functionals, GW, and dynamical mean-field theory (DMFT) have been developed to describe the electronic structure of correlated materials. However, the expected accuracy of these methods when applied to various classes of materials remains unclear. It is thus of pressing interest to compare their accuracy for different types of materials, and at the same time, to build a broad publicly-available database of the results of beyond-DFT calculations [1]. Here we highlight some of the challenges involved in generating such a beyond-DFT database using high-throughput computations, and show how we have overcome these challenges in our systematic study of these methods on various training sets of moderately and strongly correlated materials.

1.; S. Mandal et al. npj. Comput. Mater. 5, 115 (2019); arXiv:2101.03262 (2021)

Acknowledgment: This research was supported by NSF DMREF DMR-1629059, ONR N00014-20-1-2107, and the Simons Foundation via the Simons Collaboration on the Many Electron Problem

Other authors: Haule, Kristjan; Rabe, Karin; Vanderbilt, David; Department of Physics and Astronomy, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ,