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 When you have finished this course, you will understand the basic machinery of density functional theory (DFT) by having implemented it in Matlab yourself for a simple example. You will be able to perform DFT calculations, using open-source software, to obtain basic materials properties (e.g., density, bulk modulus, band structure, density of states). You will also be able to analyze the results of your calculations, and understand the limitations of DFT calculations. In order to achieve these outcomes, you will have to integrate your computer skills (Matlab, Linux) with your knowledge of quantum mechanics, atomic physics, numerical methods and solid state physics. You will also have an overview knowledge about state-of-the-art applications of DFT calculations.

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Recommended prerequisites

Quantum mechanics or quantum physics, introductory level.

Solid state physics or semiconductor physics, introductory level

Numerical methods, introductory level


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Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

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SCI/Applied Physics

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Third cycle

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Postgraduate course

Postgraduate courses at SCI/Applied Physics