Monday, May 2, 2011

Physics and chemistry start dating with DMFT

I believe physicists and chemists can learn a lot from each other, particularly when it comes to strong electron correlations. However, getting them to spend time together requires a powerful match-maker, particularly given all the communication problems...
I have earlier written many separate posts about quantum chemistry and about dynamical mean-field theory (DMFT). The latter has led to significant progress in our understanding of strongly correlated electron materials including the Mott transition in the Hubbard model, and bad metals.
Two papers have just appeared which look at possible marriages between DMFT and quantum chemistry, a PRL from Columbia and a J. Chem. Phys. from Cornell.
I am reading them but look forward to comments from others.

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