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Electron Scattering in Solid Matter

A Theoretical and Computational Treatise

Electron Scattering in Solid Matter by Jan Zabloudil
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Addressing graduate students and researchers, this book gives a very detailed theoretical and computational description of multiple scattering in solid matter. Particular emphasis is placed on solids with reduced dimensions, on full potential approaches and on relativistic treatments. For the first time approaches such as the screened Korringa-Kohn-Rostoker method are reviewed, considering all formal steps such as single-site scattering, structure constants and screening transformations, and also the numerical point of view. Furthermore, a very general approach is presented for solving the Poisson equation, needed within density functional theory in order to achieve self-consistency. Special chapters are devoted to the Coherent Potential Approximation and to the Embedded Cluster Method, used, for example, for describing nanostructured matter in real space. In a final chapter, physical properties related to the (single-particle) Green's function, such as magnetic anisotropies, interlayer exchange coupling, electric and magneto-optical transport and spin-waves, serve to illustrate the usefulness of the methods described.

Springer Berlin Heidelberg; March 2006
394 pages; ISBN 9783540270010
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Title: Electron Scattering in Solid Matter
Author: Jan Zabloudil; Robert Hammerling; Lászlo Szunyogh; Peter Weinberger
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