This paper describes and discusses some developments in the study of materials by the energy band approach. The paper introduces the local density functional approximation and the supercell method for treating the case of broken or reduced translational invariance. A number of illustrative examples are given.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||97|
|Journal||Treatise on Materials Science and Technology|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1981|
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