WanTiBEXOS: A Wannier based Tight Binding code for electronic band structure, excitonic and optoelectronic properties of solids

Published: 13 January 2023| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/4vh76mnkv5.1


The Bethe–Salpeter equation (BSE) approach becomes a methodology commonly used for simulating excitonic and optical properties in computer materials sciences. However, BSE approach based directly on first principles demands a high computational cost, being prohibitive for larger systems. In order to overcome this challenge, we have developed WanTiBEXOS, a parallel computational FORTRAN code, constituted of a maximally localized Wannier functions based tight-binding (MLWF-TB) model in conjunction with BSE framework. The MLWF-TB Hamiltonian used in WanTiBEXOS package can be obtained via any density functional theory package interfaced with Wannier90 code. It's expected, due MLWF-TB formalism, a computational time reduction around one or more orders of magnitude in comparison with BSE ab initio implementations. In order to demonstrate its reliability, flexibility, efficiency and versatility of WanTiBEXOS, we simulate electronic and optical property calculations for the representative materials, including conventional bulk semiconductors, perovskites, nano-monolayer materials and van der Waals heterostructures.



Condensed Matter Physics, Computational Physics, Electronic Property of Condensed Matter