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Fully relativistic pseudopotentials

Fully relativistic pseudopotentials generated by
the MBK (PRB 47, 6728 (1993)) scheme within LDA (CA19) and GGA (PBE19) which contain
a partial core correction and fully relativistic effects including spin-orbit coupling.

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Pseudo-atomic orbitals

The number below the symbol means a cutoff radius (a.u.) of the confinement
potential. These file includes fifteen radial parts for each angular
momentum quantum number l (=0,1,2,3). The basis functions were generated by variationally
optimizing the corresponding primitive basis functions in the single atom and the FCC bulk.
The input files used for the orbital optimization can be found at
Ni_opt.dat,
and
Nifcc_opt.dat.
Since Ni_CA19H.vps and Ni_PBE19H.vps include the 3s, 3p, 3d, and 4s states (18 electrons)
as the valence states, the minimal basis set is Ni*.*H-s2p1d1.
Our recommendation for the choice of cutoff radius of basis functions is that
Ni6.0H.pao is enough for bulks, but Ni8.0H.pao or Ni10.0H.pao is preferable
for molecular systems.

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Benchmark calculations by the PBE19 pseudopotential with the various basis functions

**(1) Calculation of the total energy as a function of lattice constant in the fcc structure,**
where the total energy is plotted relative to the minimum energy for each case. a_{0}
and B_{0} are the equilibrium lattice constant and bulk modulus obtained by fitting to
the Murnaghan equation of state. The difference between Ni6.0H-s4p3d2f1 and Ni6.0H-s4p4d3f2
in the total energy at the minimum point is 0.0366 eV/atom.
An input file used for the OpenMX calculations can be found at
Nifcc-EvsV.dat .
For comparison the result by the Wien2k code is also shown, where
the calculation was performed by default setting in the Ver. 9.1 of Wien2k except for
the use of R_{MT} x K_{MAX} of 12.

**(2) Calculations of the band dispersion in the fcc structure,**
where the spin polarized collinear calculation with the lattice constant of 3.520 Ang.
was performed using Ni_PBE19H.vps and Ni6.0H-s4p3d2f1,
and the origin of the energy is taken to be the Fermi level.
The input file used for the OpenMX calculations can be found at
Nifcc-Band.dat .
For comparison the result by the Wien2k code is also shown, where
the calculation was performed by default setting in the Ver. 9.1 of Wien2k
except for the use of R_{MT} x K_{MAX} of 12.