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Title: A half century of density functional theory

Today’s most popular method for calculating the electronic structure of atoms, molecules, liquids, solids, and plasmas began as a bold hypothesis: The electron density distribution completely characterizes the ground state of a many-electron system.
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OSTI Identifier:
22483236
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physics Today; Journal Volume: 68; Journal Issue: 7; Other Information: (c) 2015 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; ATOMS; DENSITY FUNCTIONAL METHOD; ELECTRON DENSITY; ELECTRONIC STRUCTURE; ELECTRONS; GROUND STATES; LIQUIDS; PLASMA; SOLIDS