Electronic Structure (Hardcover)

Basic Theory and Practical Methods

By Richard M. Martin

Cambridge University Press, 9780521782852, 650pp.

Publication Date: April 8, 2004

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Paperback (10/23/2008)

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Description

The study of the electronic structure of materials is at a momentous stage, with the emergence of new computational methods and theoretical approaches. This volume provides an introduction to the field and describes its conceptual framework, the capabilities of present methods, limitations, and challenges for the future. Many properties of materials can now be determined directly from the fundamental equations of quantum mechanics, bringing new insights into critical problems in physics, chemistry, and materials science.