The Pseudopotential Approach to the Interatomic Interaction Problem

  • L. Dagens
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSE, volume 205)


The main concepts of the pseudopotential theory are first discussed (equivalency, core states elimination, orthogonalization hole, transferability). The perturbative approach is used to derive the (sp-bonded) metal structural energy. The significance and limitations of the resulting volume plus pair force expression are next discussed. Finally, a few non perturbative approaches are presented.


Core Region Local Density Approximation Core State Ionic Core Simple Metal 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Dagens
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  1. 1.Commissariat à l’ Energie AtomiqueCentre d’Etude de Limeil-ValentonVilleneuve St. GeorgesFrance

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