EPW overview

  • Samuel PoncĂ©
  • 01-06-2016

EPW is an open-source F90/MPI code which calculates properties related to the electron-phonon interaction using Density-Functional Perturbation Theory and Maximally Localized Wannier Functions.

EPW is licensed under a [GNU General Public License]

EPW is part of the [Quantum Espresso] software package.


The EPW software is only tested and intened to run on Linux (Mac OS might work but not tested).

  • Download the latest version of [Quantum-ESPRESSO].

  • Unpack and configure Quantum-ESPRESSO

tar -xvf espresso-5.4.0.tar.gz && cd espresso-5.4.0 && ./configure
  • Compile EPW (this will also compile pwscf, phonon, and wannier90)
make -j 4 pwall
make -j 4 ph
make -j 4 epw
  • The executable will be available in espresso-5.4.0/bin/epw.x or espresso-5.4.0/EPW/bin/epw.x