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Dispersion (van der Waals) Forces and TDDFT

Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP,volume 837)


A semi-pedagogic discussion is given of the use of response theory and Time Dependent Density Functional Theory to describe van der Waals (dispersion) energies, within the context of Adiabatic Connection and the Fluctuation-Dissipation theorem.


  • Local Density Approximation
  • Correlation Energy
  • Energy Denominator
  • Correlation Hole
  • Optimize Effective Potential

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Dobson, J.F. (2012). Dispersion (van der Waals) Forces and TDDFT . In: Marques, M., Maitra, N., Nogueira, F., Gross, E., Rubio, A. (eds) Fundamentals of Time-Dependent Density Functional Theory. Lecture Notes in Physics, vol 837. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.

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