The Use of the GI Method in Band Calculations on Solids

  • William A. GoddardIII
  • Patricia M. O’Keefe
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The application of the GI method to band calculations is discussed with primary emphasis on the alkali metals. The GI method goes beyond Hartree-Fock by allowing all orbitals to split, however the total wavefunction is modified so as to retain the correct spin symmetry. We find that the resulting band structure leads to a natural explanation of such puzzling properties as, the magneto-resistance, the prepeaking of the soft X-ray emission spectrum of Li, and the Mott Paradox.


Fermi Surface Spin Density Wave Band Calculation Symmetry Function Brillouin Zone Boundary 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • William A. GoddardIII
    • 1
  • Patricia M. O’Keefe
    • 1
  1. 1.A. A. Noyes Laboratory of Chemical PhysicsCalifornia Institute of TechnologyPasadenaUSA

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