Modeling Solids and Its Impact on Science and Technology

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An attempt will be made here to describe how modeling of solids in condensed matter physics and materials science has influenced science and technology for the past 100 plus years along with several examples.



This work was supported by National Science Foundation Grant No. DMR-1508412 and from the Theory of Materials Program at the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab funded by the Director, Office of Science and Office of Basic Energy Sciences, Materials Sciences and Engineering Division, US Department of Energy under Contract No. DE-AC02-05CH11231.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of California at BerkeleyBerkeleyUSA
  2. 2.Materials Sciences DivisionLawrence Berkeley National LaboratoryBerkeleyUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Wanda Andreoni
    • 1
  • Sidney Yip
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of PhysicsSwiss Federal Institute of Technology - LausanneLausanneSwitzerland
  2. 2.Department of Nuclear Science & EngineeringMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA

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