Department of Physics and Astronomy

Hands-on Electronic Structure Calculations 2018/2019 (5 credits)

Autumn 2018 weeks 36-43 (September - end October) - 33 % - Campus

Application Deadline: 2018-04-16

Enrolment Code: UU-13039 Application

Language of Instruction: English

Location: Uppsala

Selection: Higher education credits in science and engineering (maximum 240 credits)

Entry Requirements: 120 credits with Density Functional Theory (DFT) I.


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Application Fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 12083

Tuition fee, total: SEK 12083

About the course:

To calculate materials specific properties, one needs to solve Kohn-Sham equations in DFT numerically with a handful of different types of basis sets depending on the problem to be solved. With the advent of powerful computers and the development of state-of-the- art electronic structure codes, it is nowadays possible to predict properties even within an accuracy of few meVs. This course will cover basics of different electronic structure methods based on DFT. Sophisticated codes employed nowadays for the calculations of materials-specific properties in physics, chemistry and biology will be demonstrated in the hands-on-session. You will have a very good practical knowledge of quantum mechanical computations of materials properties, which can be directly compared with experiments.

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Department of Physics and Astronomy

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