Volume 95, Number 5, September 2011
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Section||Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure, Electrical, Magnetic and Optical Properties|
|Published online||18 August 2011|
Eigenvalue decomposition of spectral features in density of states curves
Department of Materials Science & Engineering and Institute for Combinatorial Discovery, Iowa State University - Ames, IA 50011-2230, USA
Accepted: 15 July 2011
The purpose of this paper is to show a computational strategy based on pattern recognition methods to extract features from density of states (DOS) curves that can be traced back to crystal chemistry and structure. We show how the knowledge base developed by eigenvalue decomposition of DOS curves derived from accurate DFT calculations for a few simple metals can serve as a training set for computing DOS spectra of other simple metals without requiring a separate set of DFT calculations. The comparison of these derived DOS curves are shown to agree with DFT calculations. The implications of this data-driven approach to model DOS curves of new materials as a way to generate approximations of DOS spectra prior to full scale DFT calculations in a high throughput fashion are also discussed.
PACS: 71.15.Mb – Density functional theory, local density approximation, gradient and other corrections / 71.20.-b – Electron density of states and band structure of crystalline solids / 02.50.Sk – Multivariate analysis
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