Physics of Solids and Liquids

Theory of the Inhomogeneous Electron Gas

Editors: Lundqvist, Stig, March, Norman H. (Eds.)

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The theory of the inhomogeneous electron gas had its origin in the Thomas­ Fermi statistical theory, which is discussed in the first chapter of this book. This already leads to significant physical results for the binding energies of atomic ions, though because it leaves out shell structure the results of such a theory cannot reflect the richness of the Periodic Table. Therefore, for a long time, the earlier method proposed by Hartree, in which each electron is assigned its own personal wave function and energy, dominated atomic theory. The extension of the Hartree theory by Fock, to include exchange, had its parallel in the density description when Dirac showed how to incorporate exchange in the Thomas-Fermi theory. Considerably later, in 1951, Slater, in an important paper, showed how a result similar to but not identical with that of Dirac followed as a simplification of the Hartree-Fock method. It was Gombas and other workers who recognized that one could also incorporate electron correlation consistently into the Thomas-Fermi-Dirac theory by using uniform electron gas relations locally, and progress had been made along all these avenues by the 1950s.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Origins—The Thomas-Fermi Theory

    March, N. H.

    Pages 1-77

  • General Density Functional Theory

    Kohn, W. (et al.)

    Pages 79-147

  • Density Oscillations in Nonuniform Systems

    Lundqvist, S.

    Pages 149-188

  • Applications of Density Functional Theory to Atoms, Molecules, and Solids

    Williams, A. R. (et al.)

    Pages 189-308

  • Density Functional Approach to the Electronic Structure of Metal Surfaces and Metal-Adsorbate Systems

    Lang, N. D.

    Pages 309-389

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Theory of the Inhomogeneous Electron Gas
Editors
  • Stig Lundqvist
  • Norman H. March
Series Title
Physics of Solids and Liquids
Copyright
1983
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4899-0415-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4899-0415-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-306-41207-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-0417-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 396
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