Density Functional Theory: three non-technical explanations

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Presenter: Stefaan Cottenier

Published: June 2015

Age: 18-22 and upwards

Views: 962 views

Tags: Density Function Theory, ab initio, first principles, materials physics, materials science, computational physics, simulation, quantum simulation

Type: Lectures

Source/institution: Ghent University


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What do six brides have to do with Density-Functional Theory? Discover it in this lecture, in which the essential ideas behind DFT are explained in three different non-technical ways. After this practical lecture, you will be able to understand the most important words in research papers that report on DFT calculations. This lecture was part of the introductory day of a Spring School on Computational Tools for Materials Science (2015, Ghent University).

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