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Units of k-points in Cartesian basis?

  1. James Jehiel Ramsey

    I know that when k_space_basis is set to reciprocal}}, the '''k'''-vectors are in fractional coordinates with respect to the reciprocal lattice vectors. When k_space_basis is set to "Cartesian", are the k-points in units of 1/nm, or are they in whatever units that {{{kxmin, kxmax, etc., that is, units of 2pi/a? (What a is supposed to be is also unclear. What would it be for a primitive wurtzite cell, for instance, a or c?)

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  2. James Fonseca

    Hi James, The units are in reciprocal nm.

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