Electronic Structure of Polymers and Molecular Crystals

  • Jean-Marie André
  • János Ladik

Part of the Nato Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (volume 9)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. G. D. Mahan
    Pages 79-157
  3. Edward Atkins
    Pages 199-226
  4. Massimo Simonetta
    Pages 547-599
  5. Keith H. Johnson, Frank Herman, Roland Kjellander
    Pages 601-657
  6. W. L. McCubbin
    Pages 659-661
  7. K. Laki, J. Ladik
    Pages 681-698
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 699-704

About this book


The NATO Advanced Study Institute on "Electronic Structure of Polymers and Molecular Crystals" was held at the Facultes Universi­ taires de Namur (F.U.N.) from September 1st till September 14th, 1974. We wish to express our appreciation to the NATO Scientific Affairs Division whose generous support made this Institute possible and to the Facultes Universitaires de Namur and the Societe Chimique de Belgique which provided fellowships and travel grants to a number of students. This volume contains the main lectures about the basic principles of the field and about different recent developments of the theory of the electronic structure of polymers and molecular crystals. The school started with the presentation of the basic SCF-LCAO theory of the electronic structure of periodic polymers and molecular crystals (contributions by Ladik, Andre & Delhalle) showing how a combination of quantum chemical and solid state physical methods can provide band structures for these systems. The numerical aspects of these calculations were also discussed. Lectures by Mahan have shown how optical properties of molecular crystals can be interpreted on the basis of the exciton theory. Little has reviewed the present status of the hypothesis about excitonic superconductivity and the different approaches to synthesize a superconductive polymer. McCubbin in his first series of lectures has given a very precise group theoretical treatment of the symmetry properties of polymers. Atkins' lectures have covered both the theoretical aspects of X-ray structure determination and its application to different polymers.


band structure biopolymer crystal electron electron spectroscopy polymer spectroscopy superconductivity

Editors and affiliations

  • Jean-Marie André
    • 1
  • János Ladik
    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Chimie Théorique AppliquéeFacultés Universitaires de NamurNamurBelgium
  2. 2.Lehrstuhl für Theoretische ChemieTechnische Universität MünchenMünchenDeutschland

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1975
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4757-0321-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4757-0319-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0258-1221
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