Tight Binding Methods for Metallic Systems

Luis Rincón, Thomas C. Allison, Carlos A. González

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The atomistic description of metal systems, which is the central topic of this book, is only possible through application of quantum theory. For the great majority of the metallic systems of interest, achieving a quantum description of some phenomena requires a delicate balance between two competing requirements: the degree of realism of the physical model and the level of approximation in the quantum treatment. A third requirement is fundamental: we need a transparent interpretation of the theoretical model, because otherwise we obtain numbers without any physical significance. In the end, some compromise between these two (or three).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMetallic Systems
Subtitle of host publicationA Quantum Chemist’s Perspective
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages42
ISBN (Electronic)9781420060867
ISBN (Print)9781420060775
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2011
Externally publishedYes


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