Custom potential¶

We solve the 1D Gross-Pitaevskii equation with a custom potential. This is similar to Gross-Pitaevskii equation in one dimension and we show how to define local potentials attached to atoms, which allows for instance to compute forces.

In [1]:
using DFTK
using LinearAlgebra


First, we define a new element which represents a nucleus generating a Gaussian potential.

In [2]:
struct ElementGaussian <: DFTK.Element
α  # Prefactor
L  # Width of the Gaussian nucleus
end


We extend the two methods providing access to the real and Fourier representation of the potential to DFTK.

In [3]:
function DFTK.local_potential_real(el::ElementGaussian, r::Real)
-el.α / (√(2π) * el.L) * exp(- (r / el.L)^2 / 2)
end
function DFTK.local_potential_fourier(el::ElementGaussian, q::Real)
# = ∫ V(r) exp(-ix⋅q) dx
-el.α * exp(- (q * el.L)^2 / 2)
end


We set up the lattice. For a 1D case we supply two zero lattice vectors

In [4]:
a = 10
lattice = a .* [[1 0 0.]; [0 0 0]; [0 0 0]];


In this example, we want to generate two Gaussian potentials generated by two "nuclei" localized at positions x_1 and x_2, that are expressed in [0,1) in fractional coordinates. |x_1 - x_2| should be different from 0.5 to break symmetry and get nonzero forces.

In [5]:
x1 = 0.2
x2 = 0.8
nucleus = ElementGaussian(1.0, 0.5)
atoms = [nucleus => [[x1, 0, 0], [x2, 0, 0]]];


We setup a Gross-Pitaevskii model

In [6]:
C = 1.0
α = 2;
n_electrons = 1  # Increase this for fun
terms = [Kinetic(),
AtomicLocal(),
PowerNonlinearity(C, α),
]
model = Model(lattice; atoms=atoms, n_electrons=n_electrons, terms=terms,
spin_polarization=:spinless);  # use "spinless electrons"


We discretize using a moderate Ecut and run a SCF algorithm to compute forces afterwards. As there is no ionic charge associated to nucleus we have to specify a starting density and we choose to start from a zero density.

In [7]:
basis = PlaneWaveBasis(model; Ecut=500, kgrid=(1, 1, 1))
ρ = zeros(eltype(basis), basis.fft_size..., 1)
scfres = self_consistent_field(basis, tol=1e-8, ρ=ρ)
scfres.energies

n     Energy            Eₙ-Eₙ₋₁     ρout-ρin   α      Diag
---   ---------------   ---------   --------   ----   ----
1   -0.143558520868         NaN   3.81e-01   0.80    8.0
2   -0.156032524694   -1.25e-02   7.92e-02   0.80    1.0
3   -0.156768415148   -7.36e-04   2.74e-02   0.80    2.0
4   -0.157045816374   -2.77e-04   4.82e-03   0.80    2.0
5   -0.157055207782   -9.39e-06   1.22e-03   0.80    2.0
6   -0.157056386565   -1.18e-06   1.97e-04   0.80    1.0
7   -0.157056406524   -2.00e-08   3.10e-05   0.80    2.0
8   -0.157056406917   -3.92e-10   1.57e-06   0.80    2.0

Out[7]:
Energy breakdown:
Kinetic             0.0380295
AtomicLocal         -0.3163466
PowerNonlinearity   0.1212607

total               -0.157056406917


Computing the forces can then be done as usual:

In [8]:
hcat(compute_forces(scfres)...)

Out[8]:
2×1 Matrix{StaticArrays.SVector{3, Float64}}:
[-0.05568295449851397, 0.0, 0.0]
[0.05568183401379799, 0.0, 0.0]

Extract the converged total local potential

In [9]:
tot_local_pot = DFTK.total_local_potential(scfres.ham)[:, 1, 1]; # use only dimension 1


Extract other quantities before plotting them

In [10]:
ρ = scfres.ρ[:, 1, 1, 1]  # converged density, first spin component
ψ_fourier = scfres.ψ[1][:, 1];    # first kpoint, all G components, first eigenvector
ψ = G_to_r(basis, basis.kpoints[1], ψ_fourier)[:, 1, 1]
ψ /= (ψ[div(end, 2)] / abs(ψ[div(end, 2)]));

using Plots
x = a * vec(first.(DFTK.r_vectors(basis)))
p = plot(x, real.(ψ), label="real(ψ)")
plot!(p, x, imag.(ψ), label="imag(ψ)")
plot!(p, x, ρ, label="ρ")
plot!(p, x, tot_local_pot, label="tot local pot")

Out[10]: