Multiple Scattering Theory
- Electronic structure of solids
- J S Faulkner, G Malcolm Stocks, Yang Wang
- December 2018
In 1947, it was discovered that multiple scattering theory (MST) can be used to solve the Schröedinger equation for the stationary states of electrons in a solid. Written by experts in the field, J S Faulkner, G Malcolm Stocks and Yang Wang, this book collates the results of numerous studies in the field of MST and provides a comprehensive, systematic approach to it. For many scientists, students and engineers working with multiple scattering programmes, this will be a useful guide to help expand the existing knowledge of MST as well as understanding its future implications.
J S Faulkner obtained his PhD in physics from The Ohio State University and he is currently a professor emeritus of Florida Atlantic University. Faulkner has celebrated a career in physics of over five decades and has numerous publications in professional journals and articles.
G M Stocks gained his PhD in theoretical physics from the University of Sheffield and he is a corporate fellow at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Stocks is a major developer of a number of first-principles electronic structure methods and has been published in numerous scientific publications.
Yang Wang obtained his physics PhD from Florida Atlantic University and he is currently a senior computational scientist at Pittsburgh Supercomputing Centre. Notably, Wang developed a linear scaling quantum mechanical simulation code to study electronic and magnetic structures of metals and alloys.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 – History of multiple scattering theory
Chapter 2 – Scattering theory
Chapter 3 – Multiple-scattering equations
Chapter 4 – Green's functions
Chapter 5 – MST for systems with no long-range order
Chapter 6 – Spectral theory in multiple scattering theory
Chapter 7 – Toy Models
Chapter 8 – Relativistic full potential MST calculations
Chapter 9 – Applications of MST
Chapter 10 – Conclusions: beautiful minds
Hardback ISBN: 9780750314886
Ebook ISBN: 9780750314909
Publisher: Institute of Physics Publishing