Linear-Scaling DFT + U for Large Strongly-Correlated Systems

  • David Daniel O’Regan
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Electronic correlation effects, perhaps even more so than large system sizes, have long captivated electronic structure theorists. In this chapter, we seek to tackle both challenges simultaneously, detailing and demonstrating a linear-scaling implementation of an efficacious ab initio method for strongly-correlated materials. Specifically, we begin by describing the physics of strongly-correlated systems and we discuss the difficulties experienced, and their origins, when exchange-correlation functionals of the local density approximation type are applied to such materials.


Density Kernel Hubbard Model Local Magnetic Moment Sparsity Pattern Wannier Function 
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  1. 1. Cavendish LaboratoryTCM Group, University of CambridgeCambridgeUK

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