HP – A code for the calculation of Hubbard parameters using density-functional perturbation theory

Published: 25 July 2022| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/xsbtkpknf7.1


We introduce HP, an implementation of density-functional perturbation theory, designed to compute Hubbard parameters (on-site U and inter-site V) in the framework of DFT+U and DFT+U+V. The code does not require the use of computationally expensive supercells of the traditional linear-response approach; instead, unit cells are used with monochromatic perturbations that significantly reduce the computational cost of determining Hubbard parameters. HP is an open-source software distributed under the terms of the GPL as a component of Quantum ESPRESSO. As with other components, HP is optimized to run on a variety of different platforms, from laptops to massively parallel architectures, using native mathematical libraries (LAPACK and FFTW) and a hierarchy of custom parallelization layers built on top of MPI. The effectiveness of the code is showcased by computing Hubbard parameters self-consistently for the phospho-olivine LixMn1/2Fe1/2PO4 (x = 0, 1/2, 1) and by highlighting the accuracy of predictions of the geometry and Li intercalation voltages.



Computational Physics, Density Functional Theory, Perturbation Theory