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ABINIT is a package whose main program allows one to find the total energy, charge density and electronic structure of systems made of electrons and nuclei (molecules and periodic solids) within Density Functional Theory (DFT), using pseudopotentials and a planewave basis. ABINIT also includes options to optimize the geometry according to the DFT forces and stresses, or to perform molecular dynamics simulations using these forces, or to generate dynamical matrices, Born effective charges, and dielectric tensors. Excited states can be computed within the Time-Dependent Density Functional Theory (for molecules), or within Many-Body Perturbation Theory (the GW approximation). In addition to the main ABINIT code, different utility programs are provided.

How to Access ABINIT

NERSC uses modules to manage access to software. To use the default version of ABINIT, type:

% module load abinit


ABINIT Documentation


PackagePlatformCategoryVersionModuleInstall DateDate Made Default
ABINIT cori applications/ material sciences 8.0.8 abinit/8.0.8 2016-06-30 2016-06-30
ABINIT cori applications/ material sciences 8.0.8b abinit/8.0.8b 2017-01-04 2017-01-04
ABINIT cori applications/ material sciences 8.2.3 abinit/8.2.3 2017-05-26 2017-06-02
ABINIT cori applications/ material sciences 8.4.2 abinit/8.4.2 2017-08-04