Topology of Electron Density and Open Quantum Systems

  • Richard F. W. Bader
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 337)


The topology of the distribution of electronic charge in all forms of matter is a consequence of and reflects its atomic nature. It is this fundamental aspect of the electron density distribution that forms the basis for the theory of atoms in molecules that is the subject of my lectures [1,2]. The lectures fall into two parts.


Phase Portrait Molecular Graph Bond Critical Point Open Quantum System Virial Theorem 
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  • Richard F. W. Bader
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  1. 1.Department of ChemistryMcMaster UniversityHamiltonCanada

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