Journal or Book Title
Physical Review B
A numerically efficient, accurate, and easily implemented integration scheme over convex Voronoi polyhedra (VP) is presented for use in ab initio electronic-structure calculations. We combine a weighted Voronoi tessellation with isoparametric integration via Gauss-Legendre quadratures to provide rapidly convergent VP integrals for a variety of integrands, including those with a Coulomb singularity. We showcase the capability of our approach by first applying it to an analytic charge-density model achieving machine-precision accuracy with expected convergence properties in milliseconds. For contrast, we compare our results to those using shape-functions and show our approach is greater than 105 times faster and 107 times more accurate. A weighted Voronoi tessellation also allows for a physics-based partitioning of space that guarantees convex, space-filling VP while reflecting accurate atomic size and site charges, as we show within KKR methods applied to Fe-Pd alloys.
American Physical Society
Alam, Aftab; Khan, Suffian N.; Wilson, Brian G.; and Johnson, Duane D., "Efficient isoparametric integration over arbitrary space-filling Voronoi polyhedra for electronic structure calculations" (2011). Ames Laboratory Publications. 281.