pair_style quip command
pair_style quip pair_coeff * * gap_example.xml "Potential xml_label=GAP_2014_5_8_60_17_10_38_466" 14 pair_coeff * * sw_example.xml "IP SW" 14
Style quip provides an interface for calling potential routines from the QUIP package. QUIP is built separately, and then linked to LAMMPS. The most recent version of the QUIP package can be downloaded from GitHub: https://github.com/libAtoms/QUIP. The interface is chiefly intended to be used to run Gaussian Approximation Potentials (GAP), which are described in the following publications: (Bartok et al) and (PhD thesis of Bartok).
Only a single pair_coeff command is used with the quip style that specifies a QUIP potential file containing the parameters of the potential for all needed elements in XML format. This is followed by a QUIP initialization string. Finally, the QUIP elements are mapped to LAMMPS atom types by specifying N atomic numbers, where N is the number of LAMMPS atom types:
- QUIP filename
- QUIP initialization string
- N atomic numbers = mapping of QUIP elements to atom types
See the pair_coeff doc page for alternate ways to specify the path for the potential file.
A QUIP potential is fully specified by the filename which contains the parameters of the potential in XML format, the initialization string, and the map of atomic numbers.
GAP potentials can be obtained from the Data repository section of http://www.libatoms.org, where the appropriate initialization strings are also advised. The list of atomic numbers must be matched to the LAMMPS atom types specified in the LAMMPS data file or elsewhere.
Two examples input scripts are provided in the examples/USER/quip directory.
Mixing, shift, table, tail correction, restart, rRESPA info:
This pair style does not support the pair_modify mix, shift, table, and tail options.
This pair style does not write its information to binary restart files, since it is stored in potential files. Thus, you need to re-specify the pair_style and pair_coeff commands in an input script that reads a restart file.
This pair style can only be used via the pair keyword of the run_style respa command. It does not support the inner, middle, outer keywords.