Quasiparticle and Optical Properties of Solids and Nanostructures: The GW-BSE Approach

  • Steven G. Louie
  • Angel Rubio


We present a review of recent progress in the first-principles study of the spectroscopic properties of solids and nanostructures employing a many-body Green’s function approach based on the GW approximation to the electron self-energy. The approach has been widely used to investigate the excitedstate properties of condensed matter as probed by photoemission, tunneling, optical, and related techniques. In this article, we first give a brief overview of the theoretical foundations of the approach, then present a sample of applications to systems ranging from extended solids to surfaces to nanostructures and discuss some possible ideas for further developments.


Optical Absorption Spectrum Local Density Approximation Vertex Correction Quasiparticle Excitation Excitonic Effect 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Steven G. Louie
    • 1
    • 2
  • Angel Rubio
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of California at BerkeleyBerkeleyUSA
  2. 2.Materials Sciences DivisionLawrence Berkeley National LaboratoryBerkeleyUSA
  3. 3.Departamento Fásica de Materiales and Unidad de Fásica de Materiales Centro Mixto CSIC-UPVUniversidad del Paás Vasco and Donosita Internacional Phycis Center (DIPC)USA

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