Computational Electronic Structure Theory
by Patrick Rinke
Publisher: Fritz Haber Institute 2011
Number of pages: 66
The ever growing field of Computational electronic structure theory combines theoretical physics and chemistry, math and computer science. The overall goal is to have a theory that accurately and reliably predicts material properties from first principles.
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