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We present an efficient implementation of the van der Waals density functional of Dion et al. [Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 246401 (2004)], which expresses the nonlocal correlation energy as a double spatial integral. We factorize the integration kernel and use fast Fourier transforms to evaluate the self-consistent potential, total energy, and atomic forces, in(More)
It is known that ab initio molecular dynamics (AIMD) simulations of liquid water at ambient conditions, based on the generalized gradient approximation (GGA) to density functional theory (DFT), with commonly used functionals fail to produce structural and diffusive properties in reasonable agreement with experiment. This is true for canonical, constant(More)
Molecular hydrogen adsorption in a nanoporous metal-organic framework structure (MOF-74) is studied via van der Waals density-functional calculations. The primary and secondary binding sites for H(2) are confirmed. The low-lying rotational and translational energy levels are calculated, based on the orientation and position dependent potential energy(More)
We present a study of the adsorption and diffusion of CH₄, CO₂, and H₂ molecules in clathrate hydrates using ab initio van der Waals density functional formalism [M. Dion, Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 246401 (2004)10.1103/PhysRevLett.92.246401]. We find that the adsorption energy is dominated by van der Waals interactions and that, without them, gas hydrates would(More)
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