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The VASP Manual
Getting started Absolute beginners should start here and preferably work through the VASP workshop material. Tutorials and Examples The collection of tutorials and examples is a good place to start as well. INCAR-tags Information on assorted input parameters/files. Theoretical Background Important relations covering DFT, PAW, etc.
Installation and validation
To get started have a look at a typical VASP workshop.
As a minimal setup, VASP requires the user to prepare the following input files:
If present (in the directory where the calculation runs) the following output files of previous runs may be read as restart information:
If present (in the directory where the calculation runs) the following file leads to a "soft" stop of the calculation:
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 BSEFATBAND
Tutorials and Examples
Lectures and Presentations
Visualisation and Postprocessing
Here we can link to postprocessing programs and script, visualization tools, etc etc.
If you have questions or run into trouble, please have a look and/or post a question at the VASP forum.
Requests for support from the VASP group are to be directed WITHOUT EXCEPTION to the official VASP email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note: we offer support on a courtesy base only, not as a contractual service.