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The Embedding Method for Electronic Structure

John Inglesfield


The embedding method was originally developed for calculating the electronic structure of surfaces and interfaces, but its flexibility has provided a powerful tool in many other areas of physics. Here, John Inglesfield, who originated the method and has been a pioneer in its usage, brings together the different aspects of embedding and its applications. This authoritative text serves both as an accessible starting point for graduate students and researchers, and as an authoritative reference source for those familiar with the technique.

About Editors

John Inglesfield is emeritus Professor of Physics at Cardiff University. After a research fellowship at St John's College, Cambridge, he moved to the Daresbury Laboratory, becoming head of the Theory and Computational Science Division in 1982. He subsequently moved to the University of Nijmegen in 1989, as Professor of Electronic Structure of Materials, and finally moved to Cardiff University in 1995. He retired in 2006, but continues his research and editorial work.

Table of Contents

1. Derivation of the basic embedding method
2. Applications to the electronic structure of surfaces and interfaces
3. Application to confined electron systems
4. Embedding in electromagnetism
5. Relation of the embedding potential to self-energies
6. Embedding and the R-matrix method
7. Time-dependent embedding
8 Embedding correlated systems – the way forward


Hardback ISBN: 9780750310437

Ebook ISBN: 9780750310420

DOI: 10.1088/978-0-7503-1042-0

Publisher: Institute of Physics Publishing


This book provides a thorough review of the method and would be an accessible starting point for graduate students or researchers.

Teodora-Liliana R adulescu 2016 Zentralblatt MATH 1341 - 1, FIZ Karlsruhe – Leibniz Institute for Information Infrastructure

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