Phonon bands with LO-TO from PHBST.ncΒΆ

This example shows how to plot the phonon band structure of AlAs including the LO-TO splitting. These resultas tutorial/lesson_rf2.html

Open PHBST file produced by anaddb and extract the phonon bands object. (alternatively one can use the shell and -nb to open the file in a jupyter notebook.

from abipy.abilab import abiopen
import as abidata

with abiopen(abidata.ref_file("")) as ncfile:
    phbands = ncfile.phbands

Phonon frequencies with non analytical contributions, if calculated, are saved in the file produced by anaddb. The results should be fetched from there and added to the phonon bands. Notice that all the directions starting from or arriving at gamma that are used in the path should explicitely calculated, even if the values are the same.

Plot the phonon frequencies. Note that the labels for the q-points are found automatically by searching in an internal database.

phbands.plot(title="ZnSe with LO-TO splitting")
ZnSe with LO-TO splitting


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For the plotly version, use:

phbands.plotly(title="ZnSe with LO-TO splitting")

Total running time of the script: ( 0 minutes 0.661 seconds)

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