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Ab initio molecular dynamics: basic theory and advanced methods


Marx, D; Hutter, J (2009). Ab initio molecular dynamics: basic theory and advanced methods. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Abstract

Ab initio molecular dynamics revolutionized the field of realistic computer simulation of complex molecular systems and processes, including chemical reactions, by unifying molecular dynamics and electronic structure theory. This book provides the first coherent presentation of this rapidly growing field, covering a vast range of methods and their applications, from basic theory to advanced methods. This fascinating text for graduate students and researchers contains systematic derivations of various ab initio molecular dynamics techniques in order that readers can understand and assess the merits and drawbacks of commonly used methods. It also discusses the special features of the widely-used Car-Parrinello approach, correcting various misconceptions currently found in research literature. The book also contains pseudo-code and program layout for typical plane wave electronic structure codes, allowing newcomers to the field to understand commonly-used program packages, and enabling developers to improve and add new features in their code.

• Discusses the Car-Parrinello approach and its special features helping to correct various misconceptions currently found in research literature • Allows readers to understand widely used program packages and to improve their own programs by featuring pseudo-code and program layout • Enables readers to assess the pros and cons of commonly used ab initio simulation methods by including systematic derivations of ab initio molecular dynamics schemes

Ab initio molecular dynamics revolutionized the field of realistic computer simulation of complex molecular systems and processes, including chemical reactions, by unifying molecular dynamics and electronic structure theory. This book provides the first coherent presentation of this rapidly growing field, covering a vast range of methods and their applications, from basic theory to advanced methods. This fascinating text for graduate students and researchers contains systematic derivations of various ab initio molecular dynamics techniques in order that readers can understand and assess the merits and drawbacks of commonly used methods. It also discusses the special features of the widely-used Car-Parrinello approach, correcting various misconceptions currently found in research literature. The book also contains pseudo-code and program layout for typical plane wave electronic structure codes, allowing newcomers to the field to understand commonly-used program packages, and enabling developers to improve and add new features in their code.

• Discusses the Car-Parrinello approach and its special features helping to correct various misconceptions currently found in research literature • Allows readers to understand widely used program packages and to improve their own programs by featuring pseudo-code and program layout • Enables readers to assess the pros and cons of commonly used ab initio simulation methods by including systematic derivations of ab initio molecular dynamics schemes

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Item Type:Monograph
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Department of Chemistry
Dewey Decimal Classification:540 Chemistry
Language:English
Date:2009
Deposited On:27 Apr 2009 14:19
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 13:13
Publisher:Cambridge University Press
Number of Pages:578
ISBN:978-0-521-89863-8
Official URL:http://www.cambridge.org/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=9780521898638

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