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Multiple Scattering Theory

Electronic structure of solids
J S Faulkner, G Malcolm Stocks, Yang Wang


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.

About Editors

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

DOI: 10.1088/2053-2563/aae7d8

Publisher: Institute of Physics Publishing


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