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Effect of self-consistency on quasiparticles in solids

Abstract : We have evaluated the self-energy of solids within different self-consistent approximations, from bare and screened exchange to screened exchange plus Coulomb hole !COHSEX" and GW approximations. Our calculations for silicon, aluminum, and argon assess the quality of the local-density approximation !LDA" valence wave functions and density with respect to their GW counterparts. The LDA conduction wave functions are shown to be of significantly poorer quality, in particular for not highly symmetric points of the Brillouin zone. Comparing the different approaches we show that screened exchange alone is not reliable and we propose to combine a self-consistent COHSEX with a subsequent perturbative GW calculation that gives a reasonable estimate of the self-consistent GW results, at a much lower computational cost. The calculations are based on the pseudopotential method; they confirm its reliability.
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Fabien Bruneval, Nathalie Vast, Lucia Reining. Effect of self-consistency on quasiparticles in solids. Physical Review B: Condensed Matter and Materials Physics (1998-2015), American Physical Society, 2005, 74, pp.045102. ⟨hal-00104507⟩

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