Recent progress in orbital free density functional theory wesolowski tomasz a wang yan alex ander
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A generalization is given here for the case of three molecular regions with strongly overlapping densities with the idea that this generalized theory can offer a better description of embedding in the context of situations that might be encountered in, for example, chemisorption on surfaces or active sites in enzymes. For simple systems, the new energy density is calculated exactly, and compared with traditional choices, on both formal and physical grounds. It not only chronicles many of the latest developments but also summarises some of the more significant ones. The binding energy curves are presented, for interatomic distances covering both the molecular and the asymptotic regions and for electron densities in the range 2. Â© 2009 American Institute of Physics.

The rational Fermi operator expansion 1097 B. The performance of the Laplacian-level functionals is rationalized thanks to a two-dimensional reduced-gradient and reduced-Laplacian decomposition of the non-additive kinetic energy density. The density-matrix minimization approach 1100 E. The origin of spectral tuning by ion pair-Ï€ interactions is unraveled with energy-minimized excited-state structures: The solvent- and pH-independent red shift of absorption and emission of push-pull fluorophores originates from antiparallel ion pair-Ï€ attraction to their polarized excited state. The implementation should be straightforward.

We present some technical aspects of the efficient parallel implementation of kinetic energy functionals, including a functional with a recently developed density-dependent response kernel that provides a good description of metal surfaces. All electronic energy and potential terms scale linearly while terms involving the ions exhibit quadratic scaling in our code. We illustrate our approach for molecular bond stretching and demonstrate that it reproduces the known steps and peaks that are present in the exact exchange-correlation potential. Comment: 17 pages, 15 figures, revised version accepted for publication at Phys. An efficient energy minimization procedure, in which optimization of the geometry and the electron density of each subsystem is made simultaneously, is proposed and tested.

In this work, the validity of the localization assumption is examined by lifting it. Basic Strategies for O N Scaling 1093 A. The lowest energy orientation for mixed surfaces is the highly coordinated 111 surface. Juan Maria Garcia Lastra : optical properties of transition-metal impurities in solids exchange PhD student from University of Cantabria, Santander, Spain, summer 2003. Moreover, the Hohenberg-Kohn theorems and the Kohn-Sham method provide them with a firm basis.

For various types of non-bonding interactions, the strengths and weaknesses of gradient-free and gradient-dependent approximations to exchange-correlation and non-additive kinetic energy density functionals are discussed in detail. It is shown that the conjointness conjecture leads to a very good class of kinetic-energy functionals. Such epitaxial strain energy can alter the thermodynamics of the alloy, leading to a different phase diagram and different atomic microstructures. The exact relations are discussed with special emphasis on such issues as: the admissibility of the densities for which the potential is constructed, the choice of densities to be used as independent variables, self-consistency between the potentials and observables calculated using the embedded wavefunction, and so forth. Methods exhibiting linear scaling with respect to the size of the system, the so-called O N methods, are an essential tool for the calculation of the electronic structure of large systems containing many atoms.

Examples of applications, especially those concerning the electronic structure of embedded systems in the condensed phase are provided. The emphasis is placed on the second type of formalism, a topic of strong interest of our Geneva group. We calculate a melting temperature of 890 K at zero pressure, to be compared to the experimental value of 933 K. It not only chronicles many of the latest developments but also summarises some of the more significant ones. In particular, when applied to metallic jellium surfaces, the density profiles, surface energies, work functions, and image plane positions compare very favorably to those obtained using the exact Kohn-Sham method. An easy-to-handle additive model predicts a negative power law dependence of the intrinsic affinity on the length of the linear metallopolymer.

Computer simulation methods using orbital level of description only for a selected part of the larger systems are prone to the artificial charge leak to the parts which are described without orbitals. As the number of particles increases, the computation quickly becomes prohibitively expensive. The resulting potential surface provides a good approximation for the actual intermolecular potential of the water dimer. Because the thiourea analogs are able to self-heal after rupture, such compounds could have interesting properties as tight, ordered, and self-healing monolayers. Nevertheless, electrons are indistinguishable so one could intuitively expect that the electron density â€” N times the probability of finding any electron in a given region of space â€” might be enough to obtain all properties of interest about the system.

The results for each method compare very well with the analytical results obtained for the Hulthen potential. Local density approximation, which does not involve any empirical parameters, leads to excellent intermolecular equilibrium distances for hydrogen-bonded complexes maximal error 0. The Fermi operator projection method 1098 C. The repartition of molecular hydrogen in space, and its depletion on solid particles in particular, is an important question of modem astrophysics. These methods are exact for systems of slowly varying or high density. In contrast, this approach is more complicated in constructing an accurate energy functional especially for the three dimensional 3D systems.

In that case also, the mode of stereoelectronic stabilization differs from - to Î´-sultams. The derivation is based on the Green-Gauss theorem and is valid for one-electron systems. Very accurate results are found for Al, but results for Si are much less satisfactory, illustrating the general need for a better treatment of extended covalent systems. Since the ratio of the ridge atoms increases with decrease of the particle sizes, the present study highlights the importance of the 1D oxide components for the reactivity of supported nanosize catalysts. As a result, the properties depending on the quality of this potential are invariably improved compared to the ones obtained using conventional approximants which violated the considered exact condition. The idea of describing a many-electron system using only its electron density, i. We have seen that this newly developed energy functional is numerically very efficient, superior to the Thomas-Fermi approximation and is in good agreement with the local-density approximation for two different sizes of quantum dot systems.

The results are compared with data from scattering experiments - x-ray and neutron diffraction results for the static structure factor and inelastic x-ray measurements of the dynamic structure factor. The improved functionals were tested on bulk aluminum, and excellent results were obtained. For isolated alkane fragments of finite length in the gas phase and zero temperature, the intrinsic elasticity constants are found to vary with the number of carbon atoms and its parity. Our approximation may serve as a useful tool to provide initial results for more advanced approaches that also include binding. For large separations, the pair potentials are obtained using a superposition of atom-in-jellium densities in a density functional including a new form of the kinetic energy which has several exact asymptotic behaviours.