HuckelHamiltonianParametrization

class HuckelHamiltonianParametrization(basis_set=None, weighting_scheme=None)

A class representing the hamiltonian parametrization for a Huckel type model

Parameters:
basisSet()
Returns:The basis set.
Return type:list of HuckelBasisParameters
pairPotentials()

Return the pair potentials. If no pair potentials are available, it returns None.

Returns:The pair potentials.
Return type:PairPotential
usingOrthogonalBasis()

Routine for determining if the Hamiltonian parametrization is using an orthogonal basis set. Always False for Huckel.

weightingScheme()
Returns:The weighting scheme used for calculating off-site matrix elements of the Huckel Hamiltonian.
Return type:HoffmannWeighting | WolfsbergWeighting

Usage Examples

The following example demonstrates some of the different basis sets and weighting schemes available for a Huckel-type Hamiltonian parametrization.

# Create a Huckel Hamiltonian parametrization with the default
# basis set and the Hoffmann weighting scheme.
hamiltonian_parametrization = HuckelHamiltonianParametrization(
    weighting_scheme=HoffmannWeighting)

# Default weighting and a custom basis set: in this case
# the Hoffmann Carbon basis and Cerda Carbon graphite basis.
basis_set = [
    HoffmannHuckelParameters.Carbon_Basis,
    CerdaHuckelParameters.Carbon_graphite_Basis
]
hamiltonian_parametrization = HuckelHamiltonianParametrization(
    basis_set=basis_set)

# Custom basis set: Hoffmann Hydrogen with a custom vacuum level
# of 1.0 eV and Muller Silicon with a custom vacuum level of 0.0 eV.
basis_set = [
    HoffmannHuckelParameters.Hydrogen_Basis(vacuum_level=1.0 * eV),
    MullerHuckelParameters.Silicon_Basis(vacuum_level=0.0 * eV)
]
hamiltonian_parametrization = HuckelHamiltonianParametrization(
    basis_set=basis_set)

Notes

For the details of the weighting schemes used for the extended-Hückel model, see the chapter on Weighting schemes. Tables with the available basis sets can be found here: Extended Hückel basis sets.

See also Parameters for the extended Hückel method for a more general description of the parameters in the extended-Hückel model.