Density Functional Theory

  • Eberhard K. U. Gross
  • Reiner M. Dreizler

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 337)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Fundamental Aspects and Approximate Functionals

  3. Atoms, Molecules and Clusters

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 235-235
    2. General Reviews

      1. Richard F. W. Bader
        Pages 237-272
      2. R. O. Jones
        Pages 273-297
      3. John P. Perdew
        Pages 323-338
    3. Special Topics

  4. Solids: Bulk and Surface Properties

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 391-391
    2. General Reviews

      1. E. K. U. Gross, Stefan Kurth, Klaus Capelle, Martin Lüders
        Pages 431-460
    3. Special Topics

  5. Liquids and Plasmas

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 579-579
    2. General Reviews

      1. Chandre Dharma-wardana, François Perrot
        Pages 625-650
    3. Special Topics

      1. Damian J. C. Jackson, Mukunda P. Das
        Pages 651-661
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 663-676

About this book


The first Nato Advanced Studies Institute entirely devoted to density functional theory was held in Portugal in September 1983. The proceedings of this School, publis­ hed in early 1985, is still used as a standard reference covering the basic development of the theory and applications in atomic, molecular, solid state and nuclear physics. Ho­ wever, astonishing progress has been achieved in the intervening years: The foundations of the theory have been extended to cover excited states and time dependent problems more fully, density functional theory of classical liquids and superconducting systems has been addressed and extensions to relativistic, that is, field theoretical systems, as well as a more thorough discussion of magnetic field problems have been presented. In addition, new functionals have been devised, for instance under the heading of ge­ neralised gradient expansions, and the number of applications in the traditional fields has steadily increased, in particular in chemistry. Applications in new fields, as for instance the structure of atomic clusters and the marriage of density functional theory with molecular dynamics and simulated annealing, have provided additional impetus to the field of density functional theory.


chemistry cluster dynamics nuclear physics

Editors and affiliations

  • Eberhard K. U. Gross
    • 1
  • Reiner M. Dreizler
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute for Theoretical PhysicsJulius Maximilian UniversityWürzburgGermany
  2. 2.Institute for Theoretical PhysicsJohann Wolfgang Goethe UniversityFrankfurt am MainGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4757-9977-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4757-9975-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0258-1221
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