+------------------------------+ | The Elk FP-LAPW Code | +------------------------------+
This code is distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License. See the file COPYING for license details.
Elk is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version. Elk is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details. You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with Elk. If not, see http://www.gnu.org/licenses/.
Elk can be compiled by first running "./setup" in this directory followed by "make all". This will compile the main code as well as several auxiliary programs. For optimal performance we strongly recommend that you tune the Fortran compiler options in the file "make.inc" and use machine-optimised BLAS/LAPACK libraries. Setting the OpenMP options of your compiler will enable Elk to run in parallel mode on multiprocessor systems.
A test suite is available: entering "make test" will check the output of your executable against a standard set. This may take some time to complete.
Auxiliary programs include "spacegroup" for producing crystal geometries from spacegroup data, and "eos" for fitting equations of state to energy-volume data.
Elk is updated regularly with new features and bug fixes. Features not listed as "experimental" may be used for production but, as with any code, please check the consistency of your results carefully.
J. K. Dewhurst, S. Sharma L. Nordstrom, F. Cricchio, F. Bultmark E. K. U. Gross
Notes on the GW module
The current GW module includes two sub-modules that allow one to compute the quasi-particle energies in (1) real-frequency domain, and (2) Matsubara-time domain. The details of the implementations can be found at::
I.-H. Chu, A. Kozhevnikov, T. C. Schulthess, and H.-P. Cheng, "All-electron GW quasiparticle band structures of group 14 nitride compounds", J Chem. Phys. 141, 044709 (2014), doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4890325.
I.-H. Chu, J. P. Trinastic, Y.-P. Wang, A. G. Eguiluz, A. Kozhevnikov, T. C. Schulthess, and H.-P. Cheng, "All-electron self-consistent GW in the Matsubara-time domain: Implementation and benchmarks of semiconductors and insulators", Phys. Rev. B 93, 125210 (2016), doi:https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.93.125210