Explanation on DOS objects please

I used the get_dos_by_material_id of the MPRester class but I´m not so sure what the result is representing. I know its a DOS object and I applyied the get_element_dos function. In the result is then a dict which contains list of values for orbitals. My question is what do these lists represent?

Hi @philip, could you clarify what you mean by list? When you call get_element_dos, get_spd_dos or get_element_spd_dos, you should be given a dictionary where the keys are Element or Orbital objects, and the values are new Dos objects that contain only the projected data for the referenced element or orbital.

– Jason

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