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Plane waves provide a convenient basis for calculations of extended systems since they form an orthogonal basis that systematically improves with increase in number of plane waves that span the simulation cell. 2 Quantum Monte Carlo Method until the total energy converges within an acceptable threshold in DFTcreates a basis set that has presumably the same accuracy in QMC. Since the plane-wave basis functions extend throughout the simulation cell, the evaluation of an orbital at a given position requires a sum over all plane waves.
Van de Walle. Ó 2011 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA. Published 2011 by Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA. j 3 Electronic Properties of Interfaces and Defects from Many-body Perturbation Theory 34 substantial underestimation of band gaps, which hinders a precise prediction of the energy-level alignment at interfaces. For this reason, hybrid density functionals have recently increased in popularity [6–11]. These functionals, which incorporate a fraction of Hartree-Fock (HF) exchange, lead to higher accuracies  and improved band gaps [13, 14] compared to corresponding results using semilocal functionals.