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The Automatic-Flow (AFLOW) standard for the high-throughput construction of materials science electronic structure databases is described. Electronic structure calculations of solid state materials depend on a large number of parameters which must be understood by researchers, and must be reported by originators to ensure reproducibility and enable collaborative database expansion. We therefore describe standard parameter values for k-point grid density, basis set plane wave kinetic energy cut-off, exchange–correlation functionals, pseudopotentials, DFT+U parameters, and convergence criteria used in AFLOW calculations.

This article originally appeared in Computational Materials Science 108, Part A, 2015, Pages 233–238.

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