Adding a new dimension to DFT calculations of solids ...
P. Blaha, K. Schwarz, G. K. H. Madsen, D. Kvasnicka, J. Luitz, R. Laskowski, F. Tran and L. D. Marks
Institute of Materials Chemistry, TU Vienna
P. Blaha, K.Schwarz, F. Tran, R. Laskowski, G.K.H. Madsen and L.D. Marks,
J. Chem. Phys. 152, 074101 (2020)
The program package WIEN2k allows to perform electronic structure
calculations of solids using density functional theory (DFT). It is based
on the full-potential (linearized) augmented plane-wave ((L)APW) + local orbitals (lo) method,
one among the most accurate schemes for band structure calculations.
WIEN2k is an all-electron scheme including relativistic effects and
has many features. It has been licensed by more than
3200 user groups and has about 15000 citations on Google scholar (Blaha
WIEN2k). A recent extensive overview on WIEN2k is given in:
The current version is
and was released on 13. June 2019. Version 19.1 is a major update, with
significantly increased speed (OpenMP and MPI parallelization), new features
and some bug fixes. Upgrading from WIEN2k_18 (or earlier) is highly recommended.
In the last years it became a tradition to have at least one "WIEN-workshop"
every year, where new and experienced users can learn more about the code,
get intensive hands-on training, interchange ideas and share experiences.
This year the
27. WIEN2k workshop
will be held together with a
"Blaha - Symposium" (40 years of WIEN2k code)
29. June - 4. July 2020
We proudly announce that the
3000th license of WIEN2k
was granted free of charge to
Dr. Daniel Ion Bilc, Babeș-Bolyai University, Romania
We would also like to take the opportunity to thank all WIEN2k users for
their continuous interest and the lively discussions on the WIEN2k-mailinglist.
In particular we want to acknowledge all who have contributed to this package.
This international cooperation is largely responsible for the success of WIEN2k.