**System details**

Compound | Methane |

Formula | CH_{4} |

CAS Number | 74-82-8 |

**Ground state input**

Pseudopotential(s) | SG15^{[01]} () |

## Dielectric Screening

The dielectric matrix of Methane (CH_{4}) is computed in WEST by iterative diagonalization, see Fig. 2 of Ref. [02].
The eigenvalues of the symmetrized irreducible polarizability for Methane (CH_{4}) are reported in Fig. 1.
Results were obtained using the program `wstat.x`

of the WEST package.

**Fig. 1** - Eigenvalues of the symmetrized irreducible polarizability for Methane (CH_{4}). The calculations were performed with the PBE exchange-correlation functional.

## Spectral Function

The G_{0}W_{0} spectral function of Methane (CH_{4}) is computed in WEST with full frequency integration.
Results were obtained using the program `wfreq.x`

of the WEST package.

**Fig. 2** - G_{0}W_{0} HOMO spectral function of Methane (CH_{4}). The calculations were performed with the PBE exchange-correlation functional.

## Vertical Ionization Potential (VIP)

## Vertical Electron Affinity (VEA)

### Legend

- AE: All Electron
- AC: Analytic Continuation
- EXP: Experimental value, if marked in parentheses the ionization potential is not vertical
- FA: Fully Analytic
- FF-CD: Full Frequency integration w/ Contour Deformation
- FF-RA: Full Frequency integration along the Real Axis
- Full: Full solution of the quasiparticle (QP) eq.
- Linear: Solution of the linearized quasiparticle (QP) eq.
- LO: Localized Orbitals
- PSP: Pseudopotential
- PW: Plane Waves
- XC: Exchange and Correlation

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_{0}W_{0}for Molecular Systems*GW100: A Plane Wave Perspective for Small Molecules*, J. Chem. Theory Comput. 13, 635 (2017).