Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2018

Presentation information

[JJ] Oral

S (Solid Earth Sciences) » S-MP Mineralogy & Petrology

[S-MP38] Physics and Chemistry of Minerals

Thu. May 24, 2018 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM A04 (Tokyo Bay Makuhari Hall)

convener:Hiroaki Ohfuji(Geodynamics Research Center, Ehime University), Seiji Kamada(Frontier Research Institute for Interdisciplinary Sciences, Tohoku University), Chairperson:Kayama Masahiro(東北大学)

9:15 AM - 9:30 AM

[SMP38-02] The failure of DFT and DFT+U on predictions of structural and magnetic properties of epsilon-oxygen

*The Anh Le1, Masahiro Wada2, Hiroshi Fukui2, Toshiaki Iitaka1 (1.RIKEN, 2.University of Hyogo)

Keywords:DFT, DFT+U, solid oxygen, epsilon phase

We systematically calculated the structural, magnetic and electronic properties of the epsilon phase of solid oxygen using conventional DFT and DFT+U. While DFT+U can predict the structural epsilon-zeta transition at 80 GPa, which was found at 96 GPa by experiment, conventional DFT calculation only predicts the transition at 50 GPa. On the other hand, conventional DFT shows no magnetic configuration at all pressure above 10 GPa which is consistent with neutron diffraction measurement. The DFT+U predicts the existence of anti-ferromagnetic configuration of the epsilon phase. This talk will discuss the failure of both DFT and DFT+U in comparison with experiments and possible explanations.