Biblioteca Allievi della Scuola Superiore di Catania

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Summary: This book presents a collection of invited research and review contributions on recent advances in (mainly) theoretical condensed matter physics, theoretical chemistry, and theoretical physics. The volume celebrates the 90th birthday of N.H. March (Emeritus Professor, Oxford University, UK), a prominent figure in all of these fields. Given the broad range of interests in the research activity of Professor March, who collaborated with a number of eminent scientists in physics and chemistry, the volume embraces quite diverse topics in physics and chemistry, at various dimensions and energy scales. One thread connecting all these topics is correlation in aggregated states of matter, ranging from nuclear physics to molecules, clusters, disordered condensed phases such as the liquid state, and solid state physics, and the various phase transitions, both structural and electronic, occurring therein. A final chapter leaps to an even larger scale of matter aggregation, namely the universe and gravitation. A further no less important common thread is methodological, with the application of theoretical physics and chemistry, particularly density functional theory and statistical field theory, to both nuclear and condensed matter.
Part 1. Condensed matter theory --

Preface / G.G.N. Angilella, C. Amovilli.

Correlations in the superconducting properties of several material classes / G.G.N. Angilella, R. Pucci.

All-electrical scheme for Hall viscosity measurement / F.M.D. Pellegrino, I. Torre, M. Polini.

Computer simulations of the structure of nanoporous carbons and higher density phases of carbon / L. Alonso, J.A. Alonso, M.J. López

Graphene-like massless Dirac fermions in Harper systems / F. Claro, P. Robles.

Silicene and germanene as prospective playgrounds for room temperature superconductivity / G. Baskaran.

Molecular ordering in covalent solids : a simple lattice model / F. Siringo.

An ab initio evaluation of Mott properties? / A. Cabo Montes de Oca.

Wavefunctions for large electronic systems / P. Fulde.

Electron tunneling excitation of a coupled two impurity system / F. Flores, E.C. Goldberg.

Quantifying the effect of point and line defect densities on the melting temperature in the transition metals / C.C. Matthai.

Application of the plane-wave-based perturbation theory to the density modulation induced by a point charge in an electron gas / I. Nagy, M.L. Glasser.

Kovacs effect and the relation between glasses and supercooled liquids / F. Aliotta, R.C. Ponterio, F. Saija, P.V. Giaquinta.

Structural properties of ionic aqueous solutions / P. Gallo, M. Martin Conde, D. Corradini, P. Pugliese, M. Rovere.

Atomic spectra calculations for fusion plasma engineering using a solvable model potential / M.E. Charro, L.M. Nieto.

Exceeding the Shockley-Queisser limit within the detailed balance framework / M. Bercx, R. Saniz, B. Partoens, D. Lamoen.

Part 2. Theoretical chemistry --

Shannon entropy and correlation energy for electrons in atoms / C. Amovilli, F.M. Floris.

Kinetic energy density functionals from models for the one-electron reduced density matrix / D. Chakraborty, R. Cuevas-Saavedra, P.W. Ayers

A gradient corrected two-point weighted density approximation for exchange energies / R. Cuevas-Saavedra, D. Chakraborty, M. Chan, P.W. Ayers

From molecules and clusters of atoms to solid state properties / G. Forte, A. Grassi, G.M. Lombardo, R. Pucci, G.G.N. Angilella.

Alchemical derivatives of atoms : a walk through the periodic table / Robert Balawender, Andrzej Holas, Frank De Proft, Christian Van Alsenoy and Paul Geerlings.

Orbital-free density functional theory : Pauli potential and density scaling / Á. Nagy.

The role of the N-representability in one-particle functional theories / M. Piris.

Part 3. Theoretical physics --

Energy density functional theory in atomic and nuclear physics / M. Baldo.

Second order exchange energy of a d-dimensional electron fluid / M.L. Glasser.

Nonlocal quantum kinetic theory and the formation of correlations / K. Morawetz.

Quantum lattice Boltzmann study of random-mass Dirac fermions in one dimension / Ch.B. Mendl, S. Palpacelli, A. Kamenev, S. Succi.

Topological effects and critical phenomena in the three-dimensional (3D) Ising model / Zhidong Zhang.

Do two symmetry-breaking transitions in photosynthetic light harvesting complexes (PLHC) form one, two or more Kibble–Zurek (KZ) topological defect(s)? / R.H. Squire.

Spacetime as a quantum many-body system / D. Oriti.

Author index --

Subject index.

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530.144 M3153.H.A588 (Browse shelf) | Available |

Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

Part 1. Condensed matter theory --

Preface / G.G.N. Angilella, C. Amovilli.

Correlations in the superconducting properties of several material classes / G.G.N. Angilella, R. Pucci.

All-electrical scheme for Hall viscosity measurement / F.M.D. Pellegrino, I. Torre, M. Polini.

Computer simulations of the structure of nanoporous carbons and higher density phases of carbon / L. Alonso, J.A. Alonso, M.J. López

Graphene-like massless Dirac fermions in Harper systems / F. Claro, P. Robles.

Silicene and germanene as prospective playgrounds for room temperature superconductivity / G. Baskaran.

Molecular ordering in covalent solids : a simple lattice model / F. Siringo.

An ab initio evaluation of Mott properties? / A. Cabo Montes de Oca.

Wavefunctions for large electronic systems / P. Fulde.

Electron tunneling excitation of a coupled two impurity system / F. Flores, E.C. Goldberg.

Quantifying the effect of point and line defect densities on the melting temperature in the transition metals / C.C. Matthai.

Application of the plane-wave-based perturbation theory to the density modulation induced by a point charge in an electron gas / I. Nagy, M.L. Glasser.

Kovacs effect and the relation between glasses and supercooled liquids / F. Aliotta, R.C. Ponterio, F. Saija, P.V. Giaquinta.

Structural properties of ionic aqueous solutions / P. Gallo, M. Martin Conde, D. Corradini, P. Pugliese, M. Rovere.

Atomic spectra calculations for fusion plasma engineering using a solvable model potential / M.E. Charro, L.M. Nieto.

Exceeding the Shockley-Queisser limit within the detailed balance framework / M. Bercx, R. Saniz, B. Partoens, D. Lamoen.

Part 2. Theoretical chemistry --

Shannon entropy and correlation energy for electrons in atoms / C. Amovilli, F.M. Floris.

Kinetic energy density functionals from models for the one-electron reduced density matrix / D. Chakraborty, R. Cuevas-Saavedra, P.W. Ayers

A gradient corrected two-point weighted density approximation for exchange energies / R. Cuevas-Saavedra, D. Chakraborty, M. Chan, P.W. Ayers

From molecules and clusters of atoms to solid state properties / G. Forte, A. Grassi, G.M. Lombardo, R. Pucci, G.G.N. Angilella.

Alchemical derivatives of atoms : a walk through the periodic table / Robert Balawender, Andrzej Holas, Frank De Proft, Christian Van Alsenoy and Paul Geerlings.

Orbital-free density functional theory : Pauli potential and density scaling / Á. Nagy.

The role of the N-representability in one-particle functional theories / M. Piris.

Part 3. Theoretical physics --

Energy density functional theory in atomic and nuclear physics / M. Baldo.

Second order exchange energy of a d-dimensional electron fluid / M.L. Glasser.

Nonlocal quantum kinetic theory and the formation of correlations / K. Morawetz.

Quantum lattice Boltzmann study of random-mass Dirac fermions in one dimension / Ch.B. Mendl, S. Palpacelli, A. Kamenev, S. Succi.

Topological effects and critical phenomena in the three-dimensional (3D) Ising model / Zhidong Zhang.

Do two symmetry-breaking transitions in photosynthetic light harvesting complexes (PLHC) form one, two or more Kibble–Zurek (KZ) topological defect(s)? / R.H. Squire.

Spacetime as a quantum many-body system / D. Oriti.

Author index --

Subject index.

This book presents a collection of invited research and review contributions on recent advances in (mainly) theoretical condensed matter physics, theoretical chemistry, and theoretical physics. The volume celebrates the 90th birthday of N.H. March (Emeritus Professor, Oxford University, UK), a prominent figure in all of these fields. Given the broad range of interests in the research activity of Professor March, who collaborated with a number of eminent scientists in physics and chemistry, the volume embraces quite diverse topics in physics and chemistry, at various dimensions and energy scales. One thread connecting all these topics is correlation in aggregated states of matter, ranging from nuclear physics to molecules, clusters, disordered condensed phases such as the liquid state, and solid state physics, and the various phase transitions, both structural and electronic, occurring therein. A final chapter leaps to an even larger scale of matter aggregation, namely the universe and gravitation. A further no less important common thread is methodological, with the application of theoretical physics and chemistry, particularly density functional theory and statistical field theory, to both nuclear and condensed matter.