[Ifeffit] lanthanides convergence

Bruce Ravel bravel at bnl.gov
Thu Aug 28 14:35:13 CDT 2008

On Tuesday 26 August 2008 22:40:30 Eugenio Otal wrote:
> Bruce,
> I am running feff to model XANES of Erbium doped ZnO. I have a big problem
> to find the convergence of FMS in this kind of systems. I increased the
> atoms number in feff code to nclusx=500 and still have not found
> convergence.
> Should I increase the nclusx to a bigger number?, is there a limit for this
> number independent from the computer RAM or I do have another chance?.
> Thanks for your time and patience.


500 seems like a pretty big number.  I am surprised that it is not
enough to see convergence, but such things happen.  I don't think
there is a limit other than the amount of RAM.  I think you can safely
compile up a bigger version and let it go.

If you post your feff.inp file, one of the people who reads the list
who is more knowledgeable than I about the fine details of Feff8 might
be able to give you some hints on how to obtain convergence faster.


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