Spin-potential functional formalism for current-carrying noncollinear magnetic systems.


Journal Article

We develop a formalism dual to spin-current-density functional theory (CDFT) where minimization with respect to the scalar and vector spin potentials is used. In this way we circumvent the issues surrounding the nonuniqueness of the mapping between spin potentials and ground-state wave functions, and the v representability issue of current-density functionals. The approach applied within the Kohn-Sham formalism provides the foundations for the optimized effective potential method for CDFT.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Heaton-Burgess, T; Ayers, P; Yang, W

Published Date

  • January 18, 2007

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 98 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 036403 -

PubMed ID

  • 17358702

Pubmed Central ID

  • 17358702

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1079-7114

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0031-9007

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1103/physrevlett.98.036403


  • eng