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Demonstrating temperature transferability of neural network models replacing modern density functional theory

Fiedler, L.; Cangi, A.


Due to its balance between accuracy and computational cost, Density Functional Theory (DFT) is one of the most important computational methods within materials science and chemistry. However, current research efforts such as the modeling of matter under extreme conditions demand the application of DFT to larger length scales as well as higher temperatures. Such investigations are currently prohibited due to the computational scaling of DFT.

We have recently introduced a machine-learning workflow that replaces modern DFT calculations [1,2,3]. This workflow uses neural networks to predict the electronic structure locally. We show that by employing such an approach, models can be trained to predict the electronic structure of matter across temperature ranges. This paves the way for large-scale simulations of thermodynamically sampled observables relevant to modeling technologically important phenomena such as radiation damage in fusion reactor walls.

Keywords: Density Functional Theory; Surrogate Models; Machine Learning

  • Lecture (Conference)
    DPG-Frühjahrstagung der Sektion Kondensierte Materie, 27.03.2023, Dresden, Deutschland
  • Invited lecture (Conferences)
    Electronic Structure Workshop, 13.-16.06.2023, Merced, USA


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