One-particle spectral function and analytic continuation for many-body implementation in the exact muffin-tin orbitals method
2012 (English)In: Physical Review B. Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, ISSN 1098-0121, E-ISSN 1550-235X, Vol. 86, no 23, 235107- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We investigate one of the most common analytic continuation techniques in condensed matter physics, namely the Pade approximant. Aspects concerning its implementation in the exact muffin-tin orbitals (EMTO) method are scrutinized with special regard towards making it stable and free of artificial defects. The electronic structure calculations are performed for solid hydrogen, and the performance of the analytical continuation is assessed by monitoring the density of states constructed directly and via the Pade approximation. We discuss the difference between the k-integrated and k-resolved analytical continuations, as well as describing the use of random numbers and pole residues to analyze the approximant. It is found that the analytic properties of the approximant can be controlled by appropriate modifications, making it a robust and reliable tool for electronic structure calculations. At the end, we propose a route to perform analytical continuation for the EMTO+dynamical mean field theory method.
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2012. Vol. 86, no 23, 235107- p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-109611DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.86.235107ISI: 000312024600001ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84871040200OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-109611DiVA: diva2:583523
FunderSwedish Research CouncilEU, European Research Council
QC 201301082013-01-082013-01-082015-05-22Bibliographically approved