Since the calculation of density of states (DOS) of a large-scale system with lots of k-points requires a considerable memory size, the post-processing code 'DosMain' for generating the partial and total DOS tends to suffer from a segmentation fault. For such a case, a Gaussian DOS scheme is available in which the partial DOS is calculated by the Gaussian broadening method in the OpenMX on-the fly calculation and the information of wave functions is not stored in the file '*.Dos.vec'. Since this scheme does not require a large size of memory, it can be used to calculate DOS of large-scale systems. Then, you can specify the following keywords in your input file.
DosGauss.fileout on # default=off, on|off DosGauss.Num.Mesh 200 # default=200 DosGauss.Width 0.2 # default=0.2 (eV)When you use the scheme, specify 'on' for the keyword 'DosGauss.fileout'. And the keyword 'DosGauss.Num.Mesh' gives the number of partitioning for the energy range specified by the keyword 'Dos.Erange'. The keyword 'DosGauss.Width' gives the width, , of the Gaussian . The keyword 'DosGauss.fileout' and the keyword 'Dos.fileout' are mutually exclusive. Therefore, when you use the scheme the keyword, 'Dos.fileout' must be 'off' as follows:
Dos.fileout off # on|off, default=offAlso, the following two keywords are valid for both the keywords 'Dos.fileout' and 'DosGauss.file'.
Dos.Erange -20.0 20.0 # default=-20 20 Dos.Kgrid 5 5 5 # default=Kgrid1 Kgrid2 Kgrid3It should be noted that the keyword 'DosGauss.fileout' generates only the Gaussian broadening DOS, which means that DOS by the tetrahedron method cannot be calculated by the keyword 'DosGauss.fileout'. After the OpenMX calculations with these keywords, the procedure for DosMain is same as in the conventional scheme.