radial wavefunctions

DFT for an atom

Introduction I have a new project on GitHub1. The project is using Density Functional Theory to do calculations for an atom. The project is actually not so new, I’ve put it on GitHub more than three months ago, but it had some issues I had to solve and also I did not have patience until … Read moreDFT for an atom

H-Kr Cross Section

Quantum Scattering

Introduction I have a project on GitHub about Quantum Scattering1 on a Lennard-Jones potential. The idea is from chapter 2 of a book2 I already mentioned on this blog. For this project I won’t put theory here, but refer you to the book instead. It’s a very good book, it’s worth having. I don’t know … Read moreQuantum Scattering

Diamond band structure

Tight Binding

Introduction There are many methods to calculate band structures of crystals. I implemented the Empirical Pseudopotential project, some of the code can be reused for other methods. One of the methods is simple and fast, the tight binding method, so I simply took the code from the last project, cut a part out and modified … Read moreTight Binding

Ge band structure

Empirical Pseudopotential

Introduction I did not write anything on the blog for a long time. I was very busy, I had less time for it. Nevertheless, I did some work on some projects related with it. One of them, a DFT program that calculates a molecule with the supercell method, was supposed to be the theme for … Read moreEmpirical Pseudopotential

Kohn-Sham equations

Density Functional Theory

Introduction As I already revealed in the last post, I intend to have several projects with Density Functional Theory on this blog. I already have a simple project on GitHub, about a ‘quantum dot’1 with volumetric visualization of orbitals with VTK. I thought that exposing some theory in a separate post would be nice for … Read moreDensity Functional Theory