Quantum Theory of Real Materials / Edition 1

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Quantum Theory of Real Materials is a collection of articles by leading researchers in condensed matter physics, highlighting recent advances in the use of quantum theory to explain and predict the properties of real materials.
Quantum Theory of Real Materials covers the many exciting developments at the forefront of quantum theory of materials research. The volume is divided into six major sections covering electronic structure and quantum dynamics; semiconductors, insulators and metals; surfaces, interfaces and clusters; materials under pressure; superconductivity; and fullerenes, superhard materials and other novel materials.
Quantum Theory of Real Materials is an excellent resource for researchers interested in learning about the most advanced discoveries in quantum theory of materials and applying that knowledge in the laboratory. Students will also find this volume to be a clear introduction and reference.

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Reports on recent advances in using quantum theory to explain and predict properties of real materials . Covers electronic structure and quantum dynamics; semiconductors, insulators, and metals; surfaces, interfaces, and clusters; materials under pressure; superconductivity; and fullerenes, superhard materials, and other novel materials. The 36 papers are by and for researchers in condensed matter physics. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Preface. I: Electronic Structure and Quantum Dynamics. 1. From First Principles to Predictions of New Properties; J.C. Phillips. 2. Density Functional Theory and Computational Materials Physics; L. Sham. 3. Modeling Materials by Ab Initio Molecular Dynamics; R. Car. 4. Empirical Pseudopotentials for Semiconductors; J.R. Chelikowsky. 5. Total Energy Calculations of Solids Using Pseudopotentials; C. Hwang, et al. 6. Quantum Monte Carlo Methods; S. Fahy. 7. Quasiparticle Theory of Electron Excitations in Solids; S.G. Louie. 8. Ab Initio Statistical Mechanics; J.D. Joannopoulos. 9. First Principles Molecular Dynamics with Variable Cell Shape; R. Wentzcovitch. 10. New Approach to Pseudopotential Construction; D. Hamann. II: Semiconductors, Insulators and Metals. 11. Raman Scattering in Semiconductors with Reduced Translational Invariance; M. Cardona. 12. New Prospective in Molecular Beam Growth; M. Balkanski, et al. 13. First Principles and Second Principles (Semiempirical) Pseudopotentials; A. Zunger. 14. Microscopic Theory of the Properties of Semiconductor Heterojunctions; M. Hybertsen. 15. Total Dielectric Function Treatment of Electron and Phonon Response in Solids; D. Penn, et al. 16. Unusual Properties of Impurities and Defects: Challenges and Opportunities; J. Chadi. 17. Boltzmann Theory and Resistivity of Metals; P. Allen. III: Surfaces, Interfaces and Clusters. 18. Origins and Consequences of Surface Stress; D. Vanderbilt. 19. First Principles Quasiparticle Calculations for Semiconductor Surfaces; J. Northrup. 20. Metal Surface Reconstructions; C.T. Chan, K.M. Ho. 21. Shell Structure in Metal Clusters; M.Y. Chou. 22. Electronics Properties in Quantum Dots; C.Y. Fong, et al. 23. Chemical Reactivity Theory for Physicists: A Work in Progress; M.H. Cohen, et al. IV: Materials Under Pressure. 24. High Pressure Phase Diagram of Silicon: A Model System in Condensed Matter Physics; G. Martinez. 25. Charge Transfer Gap Closure in Transition Metal Halides Under Pressure; A.L. Chen, P. Yu. 26. High Pressure Phases of Semiconductors; K.J. Chang. 27. Metallic Hydrogen; T. Barbee. 28. Ab Initio Pseudopotential Methods for Oxides: a-Quartz Near the Amorphous Transition; N. Binggeli, J.R. Chelikowsky. V: Superconductivity. 29. The Unusual High Temperature Superconductors: HgBa2Can-1CunO2n+2+&dgr; with n=1,2,3,...; P. Chu. 30. Intercalating High Tc Oxide Superconductors; A. Zettl, et al. 31. Regularities Among the Classes of High Temperature Superconductors: Questions of Pressure; W. Pickett, D.J. Singh. 32. Electronic Structure of Hole-Doped Copper Oxides and a New Mechanism of High Temperature Superconductivity; H. Kammura. VI: Fullerenes, Superhard Materials and other Novel Materials. 33. Electronic Structure of Fullerenes and Fullerides; S. Saito. 34. Superconductivity in Alkali Fullerenes; J.L. Martins. 35. Photoemission and Optical Properties of C60 Fullerites; E.L. Shirley, S.G. Louie. 36. Predicting New Hard Materials; A. Liu. Index.

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