Methods of Electronic Structure Theory in Materials Science

Spring Quarter, M&W 11 am - 12.30 pm, 2015 Broida Hall

GENERAL INFO

This course will survey the computational methods commonly used to calculate the electronic properties of materials. The emphasis will be on both understanding the limitations and approximations of the various techniques, and learning to apply them to obtain meaningful results. There will be considerable hands-on computing, both developing programs and using public-domain packages. Specific computational approaches which we will cover include the tight-binding method, the empirical pseudopotential method and density functional theory. Assesment will be based entirely on computing assignments. Prerequisites: 1 year of graduate level quantum mechanics and solid state, or consent of instructor. Familiarity with a programming language.

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