### Real-space charge/spin current density

In the step 3, real-space charge/spin current density is calculated optionally. The parameter for this calculation is as follows:

NEGF.tran.CurrentDensity   on        #  default on


• NEGF.tran.CurrentDensity

If NEGF.tran.CurrentDensity is set to on, the real-space current density is calculated.

In the calculation of the current density, openmx makes the following standard output:

Start Calculation of the currentdensity

Spin #0
Sum of current in real space [a.u.]
Left(ideal) :    -9.10585e-06
Right(ideal):    -9.10583e-06
Left(truncated ):    -8.66971e-06
Right(truncated):    -8.69926e-06
Spin #1
Sum of current in real space [a.u.]
Left(ideal) :    -4.54540e-08
Right(ideal):    -4.54544e-08
Left(truncated ):    -4.19469e-08
Right(truncated):    -4.27460e-08

Output: Currentdensity
Charge-current density along a-axis: ./negf-8zgnr-0.3.curden1.cube
Spin-current density along a-axis: ./negf-8zgnr-0.3.scurden1.cube
Charge-current density: ./negf-8zgnr-0.3.curden.xsf
Spin-current density: ./negf-8zgnr-0.3.scurden.xsf
Voronoi Charge-current density: ./negf-8zgnr-0.3.curden_atom.xsf
Voronoi Spin-current density: ./negf-8zgnr-0.3.scurden_atom.xsf


In this case, 6 files,
negf-8zgnr-0.3.curden.xsf, negf-8zgnr-0.3.scurden.xsf,
negf-8zgnr-0.3.curden1.cube, negf-8zgnr-0.3.scurden1.cube,
negf-8zgnr-0.3.curden_atom.xsf, negf-8zgnr-0.3.scurden_atom.xsf,
are generated. These files contain the following quantities:

• System.Name.curden.xsf, System.Name.scurden.xsf

These files contains the charge and the spin current density respectively on real space grids. They can be visualized using 'DisplayForces' in XCrySDen.

• System.Name.curden1.cube, System.Name.scurden1.cube

These files contains the a-component of the charge and the spin current density respectively on real space grids. They can be visualized using VESTA, XCrySDen, etc.

• System.Name.curden_atom.xsf, System.Name.scurden_atom.xsf

These files contains the charge and the spin current density respectively averaged in Voronoi polyhedra of each atoms. They can be visualized using 'DisplayForces' in XCrySDen.

(Experimentally) When you set

    NEGF.OffDiagonalCurrent   on        #  default off

in a input file for the calculation with the non-collinear magnetism, the following files are outputted.
• System.Name.odcurden_r.xsf, System.Name.odcurden_i.xsf
• System.Name.odcurden1_r.cube, System.Name.odcurden1_i.cube
• System.Name.odcurden_atom_r.xsf, System.Name.odcurden_atom_i.xsf
These files contain the spin-offdiagonal component of the current density. Since this quantity becomes generally a complex number, the real part and the imaginary part of that is outputted separately.

For example, the currentdensity in 8-zigzag graphene nanoribbon with an antiferromagnetic junction under a finite bias voltage of 0.3 V in Fig. 34. In the vicinity of boundaries, that shows an unphysical behavior because the basis set is not treated correctly in these regions. If you want to calculate more precisely the current density in these regions, please make a supercell larger.

2016-04-03