Lecture 3: From many-body to single-particle: Quantum modeling of molecules

This lecture briefly reviews the previous lesson, discusses the many-body problem, Hartree and Hartree-Fock, density functional theory (DFT), and covers computational approaches, modeling software, and PWscf (plane-wave self-consistent field) input.

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17 Dec 2013

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Beginning with a review of problem set six, this lecture overviews climate change, covers solar photovoltaics, solar cells, the electron, how computational QM can impact solar PV, and introduces dye-sensitized solar PV.

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17 Dec 2013

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Lecture 8: Advance properties of materials: What else can we do?

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