Recent mathematical results on the quantum modeling of crystals
We describe in this paper a strategy, the so-called thermodynamic limit process, to build in a rigorous mathematical manner the quantum-mechanical models for the ground-state energy of solid crystals. These models are the analogues for the solid state of well-known models issued from Quantum Chemistry, namely Thomas-Fermi, Hartree and Hartree-Fock type models. We shall present a broad overview on recent mathematical studies on this topic.
KeywordsThermodynamic Limit Quantum Modeling Periodic Model Bloch Wave Wannier Function
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