yambo: An ab initio tool for excited state calculations

Andrea Marini, Conor Hogan, Myrta Gruening, Daniele Varsano

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yambo is an ab initio code for calculating quasiparticle energies and optical properties of electronic systems within the framework of many-body perturbation theory and time-dependent density functional theory. Quasiparticle energies are calculated within the GW approximation for the self-energy. Optical properties are evaluated either by solving the Bethe-Salpeter equation or by using the adiabatic local density approximation. yambo is a plane-wave code that, although particularly suited for calculations of periodic bulk systems, has been applied to a large variety of physical systems. yambo relies on efficient numerical techniques devised to treat systems with reduced dimensionality, or with a large number of degrees of freedom. The code has a user-friendly command-line based interface, flexible 110 procedures and is interfaced to several publicly available density functional ground-state codes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1392-1403
Number of pages12
JournalComputer Physics Communications
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2009

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