Full-Potential Electronic Structure Method

Full-Potential Electronic Structure Method

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This is a book describing electronic structure theory and application within the framework of a methodology implemented in the computer code RSPt. In 1986, when the code that was to become RSPt was developed enough to be useful, it was one of the ?rst full-potential, all-electron, relativistic implem- tations of DFT (density functional theory). While RSPt was documented p- asitically in many publications describing the results of its application, it was many years before a publication explicitly describing aspects of the method appeared. In the meantime, several excellent all-electron, full-potential me- ods had been developed, published, and become available. So why a book about RSPt now? The code that became RSPt was initially developed as a personal research tool, rather than a collaborative e?ort or as a product. As such it required some knowledge of its inner workings to use, and as it was meant to be m- imally ?exible, the code required experience to be used e?ectively. These - tributes inhibited, but did not prevent, the spread of RSPt as a research tool. While applicable across the periodic table, the method is particularly useful in describing a wide range of materials, including heavier elements and c- pounds, and its ?exibility provides targeted accuracy and a convenient and accurate framework for implementing and assessing the e?ect of new models.G = Gm where G is the inverse transpose of R. The lattice defines a unit cell at each lattice site with atom sites at positions ... In a full-potential electronic structure method, we seek to describe the electron density and potential as accurately as necessary and as efficiently as possible. ... 6.1.3 A Note on the Language of FPLMTO Methods The previous chapter described muffin-tin orbitals, linearization, andanbsp;...

Title:Full-Potential Electronic Structure Method
Author:John M. Wills, Mebarek Alouani, Per Andersson, Anna Delin, Olle Eriksson, Oleksiy Grechnyev
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2010-12-01


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