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** SCF convergence **
Masoud Nahali

masoudnahali@gmail.com

Dear Firefly UsersMy study system contains 174 atoms (C, H, and Ni) and as proposed by Sanya in the discussion with David G. , I have used 6-31g*, 6-31+g*, and Lanl2dz for C, H, and Ni respectively to overcome the possible linear dependence problem. After about 200 steps, the system was not converged. It seems that I must increase the MAXIT but it takes a long time to be converged. How can I increase the efficiency of the SCF procedure to get the convergence in a shorter time ?

These are the variables of my input file :

$CONTRL SCFTYP=RHF RUNTYP=OPTIMIZE DFTTYP=B3LYP ECP=read MAXIT=200 MULT=1

ICHARG=0 COORD=unique d5=.t. NZVAR=516 $END

$SYSTEM TIMLIM=6897500000 MWORDS=200 $END

$SCF DIRSCF=.TRUE. NCONV=4.5 $END

$STATPT OPTTOL=0.0001 NSTEP=150 $END

$zmat dlc=.true. auto=.true. $end

! to activate P2P inteface and DLB:

$P2P P2P=.T. DLB=.T. $END

! to speed up Huckel guess:

$GUESS GUESS=HUCKEL KDIAG=0 $END

$smp call64=.t. mkl64=8 load=0 ssg32=0 msu32=0 mkllvl=3 $end

$BASIS gbasis=LANL2DZ extfil=.t. $END

and the SCF steps was attached.

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