SPR-KKR Hands On course 2016

Event Details

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The aim of the course is to introduce theoreticians as well as experimentalists into the KKR bandstructure method and its use to calculate various electronic and magnetic properties of magnetic solids (see also the Ψk highlight).

Emphasis will be put on the fully relativistic formulation, on the implementation of clusters, surfaces and ordered as well as disordered solids, on linear response phenomena and on the calculation of spectroscopic processes and magnetic properties. In addition to the general features of the code, particular focus of the course will be on calculation of magnetic properties, such as exchange couplings and magnetic anisotropies, as well as applications to angle resolved photoemission spectroscopy (ARPES) experiments based on a one step model will be the focus of this course.

To understand and comprehend the formal background and technical details of the KKR method several lectures on corresponding topics will be given by our speakers. For direct applications the first sessions will be devoted to introduce the Munich SPR-KKR program package, including its graphical user interface called xband. The participants will individually work with the various calculation possibilities of SPR-KKR while being guided by tutors. These sessions are meant in particular to introduce the field to inexperienced users, but also more adapted users will have the opportunity to discuss individual problems with the tutors and authors of SPR-KKR.

The course will be held at Daresbury Laboratory in collaboration with the COST Action EUSpec "Modern Tools for Spectroscopy on Advanced Materials: a European Modelling Platform" ( as well as the UK collaborative computational projects CCP9 ( and CCP-mag ( There will be a small fee of £50 for the course.

Start Date: Monday, 14th November 2016
End Date: Thursday, 17th November 2016

Price: £50
Fee Info: The £50 registration fee includes all refreshments and lunches during the course plus all course material.

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Venue Details

Brunner-Mond Training Suite
A56, STFC Daresbury Laboratory
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Accommodation Details

Accommodation is NOT included in your registration - if you require accommodation you should make your own booking.

The official course hotel is the Mercure Hotel. We will be running a free coach service between this hotel and the Laboratory during the course. The coach will not pick-up from any other hotels.

To make a reservation at the Mercure Hotel at our negotiated rate please use the following e-mail address:
or call 0844 815 9001

Please ensure that you provide the full course title, full name and the date of your stay.

The cost of up to 4 nights at the Mercure Hotel (at our negotiated rate of £75 per night) will be re-imbursed after the event.
For further information contact Meeting Administrator