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Electron and Magnetization Densities in Molecules and Crystals

  • PierreĀ Becker

Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (volume 48)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Fundamental Concepts and Theory

  3. Diffraction Physics and Experimental Problems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135
    2. Pierre Becker
      Pages 213-230
    3. P. Becker, P. Bastie, J. Lajzerowicz
      Pages 231-234
    4. N. Kato
      Pages 237-253
    5. P. J. Brown
      Pages 255-270
    6. P. J. Brown
      Pages 271-285
    7. J. B. Forsyth
      Pages 323-353
  4. Analysis of Experimental Densities

  5. Related Techniques

  6. Going to The Real World

About this book

Introduction

The interest of describing the ground state properties of a system in terms of one electron density (or its two spin components) is obvious, in particular due to the simple physical significance of this function. Recent experimental progress in diffraction made the measurement of charge and magnetization densities in crystalline solids possible, with an accuracy at least as good as theoretical accuracy. Theoretical developments of the many-body problem have proved the extreme importance of the one electron density function and presently, accurate methods of band structure determination become available. Parallel to the diffraction techniques, other domains of research (inelastic scattering, resonance, molecular spectroscopy) deal with quantities directly related to the one particle density. But the two types of studies do not interfere enough and one should obviously gain more information by interpreting all experiments that are related to the density together. It became necessary to have an International School that reviews the status of the art in the domain of "ELECTRON AND MAGNETIZATION DENSITIES IN MOLECULES AND CRYSTALS". This was made possible through the generous effort of N.A.T.O. 's Scientific Affairs Division, and I would specially thank Dr. T. KESTER, the head of this Division, for his help and competence. An Advanced Study Institute was thus held in ARLES, south France, from the 16th to the 31st of August 1978.

Keywords

Fourier transform crystal development diffraction energy hydrogen information molecule research resonance scattering solid spectroscopy structure thermodynamics

Editors and affiliations

  • PierreĀ Becker
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre National de la Recherche ScientifiqueCMOAParisFrance
  2. 2.Physics DepartmentUniversity of Nancy IFrance

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