# Questions tagged [derivations]

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### What is the X in Almlöf and Taylor's "Unified treatment of energy derivatives?"

I have been studying the possible methods for basis set optimizations. One notable paper is "Energy-optimized GTO basis sets for LCAO Calculations. A Gradient Approach" by Knut Faegri Jr. ...
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### Constrained optimisation on a hypersphere

I am currently trying to implement a GS2 (Gonzalez-Schlegel second order) IRC algorithm in a python code. I am following the original paper ref(1). The main problem is in the constrained optimisation ...
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### Why does the 𝛿 (delta) term exist in the density-density correlation for simple liquids?

Cross-posted from the PhysicsSE. I am reading Theory of Simple Liquids by Hansen and McDonald, and they in chapter 3, they describe the density-density correlation for a simple liquid in the grand ...
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### How to Derive the Kong-Chakrabarty Mixing Rules

Background In the world of atomistic modeling with classical force fields, one is often given a force field defined by like interactions (e.g. argon-argon interactions). If one is working with a ...
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### How is the tight binding model derived from the Kohn-Sham DFT energy?

I am following along a publication titled "Density-functional tight-binding for beginners" (P. Koskinen, V. Mäkinen, Computational Materials Science 2009, 47, 237–253) and I get stomped by a ...
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### Cross-post: Matrix elements <n,k|x|n',k'> for Bloch states

Cross posted at Physics.SE I believe this is just elementary QM, but I'm getting awfully confused. The question is drawn from this paper on Wannier-Stark localization (but is self-contained). Let: \...
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### Cutoff length for vdW correction in DFT calculation [closed]

In classical MD simulations of lattice structures, whenever we are trying to incorporate vdW corrections to the atomic force calculation, we need to set up cutoff length beyond which the vdW ...
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### How to formulate the second quantization of Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction?

The Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction (DMI) existing in the interface of the ferromagnetic insulator and the metal with strong spin-orbit coupling (SOC) is shown below. Mathematically, it can be ...
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### First order variation of the wave function of conduction states

The first order variation of the wave function $\Delta \psi_n$ is obtained by standard perturbation theory (Eq. 25 of ref 1): \begin{equation} (H_{SCF}-\epsilon_n)|\Delta \psi_n \rangle = -(\Delta V_{...
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The orbital magnetization in periodic solids has been nicely described by the so-called modern theory of magnetization [1,2,3,4]. $$\tag{1} \mathcal{M}_{orb} = -\frac{1}{2} \Im \sum_{n,\mathbf{k}} f_{... 8 votes 1 answer 168 views ### How is the Bloch equation derived? I am reading a textbook on many-electron theory, which gives a Bloch equation in its generalized form:$$\tag{1} [\Omega,H_0]P=Q(V\Omega-\Omega V_{eff})P, $$where P denotes the projection from ... 7 votes 0 answers 105 views ### Deriving relations for a hard sphere phase diagram [closed] In Torquato's book "Random Heterogeneous Materials", he has written:$$\frac{p}{\rho kT} = 1+2^{d-1}\eta g_2 (D^{+})\tag{1} where $g_2(D^+)$ is the contact value from the right-side of the ...
TMDs are transition metal dichalcogenides and have the chemical formula MX$_2$ where M is the transition metal and X is the chalcogen. An example of a TMD is MoSe$_2$. I would like to demonstrate that ...