Integral Formulation of Density-Functional Theory


Journal Article

The Hohenberg-Kohn-Sham density-functional theory is reformulated in terms of explicit relations between the electron density and the effective potential through the use of Feynman path integrals. In this formulation electron density is the only basic variable as in the Thomas-Fermi theory and orbitals are not needed. Possible applications to calculations in large molecules and the present limitations of the method are discussed. © 1990, Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Yang, W

Published Date

  • January 1, 1990

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 21 / C

Start / End Page

  • 293 - 302

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0065-3276

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/S0065-3276(08)60601-2

Citation Source

  • Scopus