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The VASP Manual
Getting started Absolute beginners should start here and preferably work through the VASP workshop material. The Howto's Kind of a FAQ list of questions "How do I perform ... calculations with VASP". Example calculations May serve similar purposes as the above. INCAR-tags Information on assorted input parameters/files.
Installation and validation
Over the years we have held several entry level VASP workshops. The lecture notes and examples of these workshops are a very convenient place to start if you are a beginner and might also be usefull if you are not. Below we have listed a few of the most suitable:
- VASP workshop, Vienna, Austria (2003):
- VASP workshop at the Institut des Matériaux Jean Rouxel (IMN), Nantes, France (2012):
Below you find links to pages that present clearcut procedures describing how to do specific calculations:
As a minimal setup, VASP requires the user to prepare the following input files:
If present (in the directory were the calculation runs) the following output files of previous runs may be read as restart information:
Some specific features of VASP require additional output files from previous runs to be present:
The main output file of VASP is the OUTCAR file.
The OSZICAR file ...
CHGCAR WAVECAR CHG WAVEDER CONTCAR XDATCAR EIGENVAL IBZKPT DOSCAR PROCAR PROOUT PCDAT ELFCAR PARCHG LOCPOT TMPCAR vasprun.xml Wxxxx.tmp WFULLxxxx.tmp
Visualisation and Postprocessing
Here we can link to postprocessing programs and script, visualization tools, etc etc.
Further reading and additional documentation
Here we should place links to lectures and presentations and articles that concern VASP.
If you have questions or run into trouble, please have a look and/or post a question at the VASP forum.
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