# Signatures of Competing Orders in Ab Initio Calculations

Some materials have various competing and/or synergistic orders, such as charge density waves and superconducting pairing.

Are there signatures of such an interplay between orders that can be seen in the results of ab initio calculations?

A nice example of this interplay occurs in TiSe$$_2$$, and density functional theory is capable of describing both phenomena as explained in this paper.