Didactic materials from Pierre-Matthieu Anglade
Following are four documents, altogether making a lecture about Abinit for beginners in DFT calculations. You will find a larger amount of documentation within Abinit itself. Especially its tutorials. The files below have been used as lecture
support at the IDEA League - summer School 2007 held in Simonskall, Germany.
Do not await a complete lecture on DFT. Even a complete introduction to Abinit's features. The provided documents were used for a 1h30 lecture preceded by a theoretical introduction from Professor Mike Finnis and accompanied by a long hands-on. Thus you will find a short presentation of Abinit, locating Abinit in the wide landscape of DFT methods and introducing its basic features.
The document are the following:
- An overview of Abinitio methods and capabilities (slides);
- On-slides code demonstration of Abinit: a calculus example on brass (CuZn);
- Lectures notes explaining in depth the above code demonstration;
- Exercise, with its correction, on Aluminium where the students are led to use Abinit and follow the steps describes in the lecture notes.