Band structure Flow with factory functionsΒΆ

This example show how to build a flow to compute the band structure and the DOS of silicon. Input files are automatically generated with factory functions designed for automatic calculations.

import sys
import os
import as abidata
import abipy.flowtk as flowtk

from abipy import abilab

def build_flow(options):
    # Working directory (default is the name of the script with '.py' removed and "run_" replaced by "flow_")
    if not options.workdir:
        options.workdir = os.path.basename(sys.argv[0]).replace(".py", "").replace("run_", "flow_")

    # Initialize structure and pseudos.
    structure = abilab.Structure.from_file(abidata.cif_file("si.cif"))
    pseudos = abidata.pseudos("14si.pspnc")

    # Initialize the flow.
    flow = flowtk.Flow(workdir=options.workdir, manager=options.manager)

    # Use the ebands_input factory function to build a MultiDataset.
    # keyword args are optional (default values are given or computed automatically, see docs).
    multi = abilab.ebands_input(structure, pseudos, kppa=40, dos_kppa=80,
                                nscf_nband=6, ndivsm=10, ecut=6, spin_mode="unpolarized")

    work = flowtk.BandStructureWork(scf_input=multi[0], nscf_input=multi[1], dos_inputs=multi[2])

    return flow

# This block generates the thumbnails in the AbiPy gallery.
# You can safely REMOVE this part if you are using this script for production runs.
if os.getenv("READTHEDOCS", False):
    __name__ = None
    import tempfile
    options = flowtk.build_flow_main_parser().parse_args(["-w", tempfile.mkdtemp()])

def main(options):
    This is our main function that will be invoked by the script.
    flow_main is a decorator implementing the command line interface.
    Command line args are stored in `options`.
    return build_flow(options)

if __name__ == "__main__":


/Users/gmatteo/git_repos/pymatgen/pymatgen/symmetry/ UserWarning: The input structure does not match the expected standard primitive! The path can be incorrect. Use at your own risk.
  warnings.warn("The input structure does not match the expected standard primitive! "
/Users/gmatteo/git_repos/pymatgen/pymatgen/util/ UserWarning: Matplotlib is currently using agg, which is a non-GUI backend, so cannot show the figure.

Run the script with: -s

Use: flow_h_si_ebands deps

To print the connections among the tasks.

<ScfTask, node_id=241095, workdir=flow_ht_si_ebands/w0/t0>

<NscfTask, node_id=241096, workdir=flow_ht_si_ebands/w0/t1>
  +--<ScfTask, node_id=241095, workdir=flow_ht_si_ebands/w0/t0>

<NscfTask, node_id=241097, workdir=flow_ht_si_ebands/w0/t2>
  +--<ScfTask, node_id=241095, workdir=flow_ht_si_ebands/w0/t0>
w0/t1 is a band structure calculation along a k-path

while w0/t2 produced KS eigenvalues in the IBZ for the DOS.

You can use ipython to plot the electronic bands with the DOS:

In [1]: %matplotlib
In [2]: from abipy import abilab
In [3]: gsr_kpath = abilab.abiopen("flow_ht_si_ebands/w0/t1/outdata/")
In [4]: gsr_kmesh = abilab.abiopen("flow_ht_si_ebands/w0/t2/outdata/")
In [5]: gsr_kpath.ebands.plot_with_edos(gsr_kmesh.ebands.get_edos())
Band structure of Si in the IBZ and along a k-path

Total running time of the script: ( 0 minutes 1.031 seconds)

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