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The problem of numerical accuracy in the calculation of vibrational frequencies of crystalline compounds from the hessian matrix is discussed with reference to alpha-quartz (SiO(2)) as a case study and to the specific implementation in the CRYSTAL code. The Hessian matrix is obtained by numerical differentiation of the analytical gradient of the energy with… (More)

Nanotubes can be characterized by a very high point symmetry, comparable or even larger than the one of the most symmetric crystalline systems (cubic, 48 point symmetry operators). For example, N = 2n rototranslation symmetry operators connect the atoms of the (n,0) nanotubes. This symmetry is fully exploited in the CRYSTAL code. As a result, ab initio… (More)

IR spectra of pyrope Mg(3)Al(2)Si(3)O(12), grossular Ca(3)Al(2)Si(3)O(12) and andradite Ca(3)Fe(2)Si(3)O(12) garnets were simulated with the periodic ab initio CRYSTAL code by adopting an all-electron Gaussian-type basis set and the B3LYP Hamiltonian. Two sets of 17 F(1u) Transverse Optical (TO) and Longitudinal Optical (LO) frequencies were generated,… (More)

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