Electron Scattering in Solid Matter

A Theoretical and Computational Treatise

  • Jan Zabloudil
  • Robert Hammerling
  • Peter Weinberger
  • Laszlo Szunyogh

Part of the Springer Series in Solid-State Sciences book series (SSSOL, volume 147)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Pages 1-4
  3. Pages 11-44
  4. Pages 45-56
  5. Pages 145-160
  6. Pages 253-274
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 375-382

About this book


Addressing graduate students and researchers, this book gives a very detailed theoretical and computational description of multiple scattering in solid matter. Particular emphasis is placed on solids with reduced dimensions, on full potential approaches and on relativistic treatments. For the first time approaches such as the Screened Korringa-Kohn-Rostoker method that have emerged during the last 5 – 10 years are reviewed, considering all formal steps such as single-site scattering, structure constants and screening transformations, and also the numerical point of view. Furthermore, a very general approach is presented for solving the Poisson equation, needed within density functional theory in order to achieve self-consistency. Going beyond ordered matter and translationally invariant systems, special chapters are devoted to the Coherent Potential Approximation and to the Embedded Cluster Method, used, for example, for describing nanostructured matter in real space. In a final chapter, physical properties related to the (single-particle) Green’s function, such as magnetic anisotropies, interlayer exchange coupling, electric and magneto-optical transport and spin-waves, serve to illustrate the usefulness of the methods described.


Green's functions Helium-Atom-Streuung Magnetism Nanostructures Relativistic electron theory STEM Scattering theory

Editors and affiliations

  • Jan Zabloudil
    • 1
  • Robert Hammerling
    • 1
  • Peter Weinberger
    • 1
  • Laszlo Szunyogh
    • 2
  1. 1.Center for Computational Materials ScienceTechnical University of ViennaViennaAustria
  2. 2.Department of Theoretical PhysicsBudapest University of Technology and EconomicsBudapestHungary

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-22524-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-27001-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0171-1873
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